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Celebrating 40 years of HERA and a change of guard

40 years ago, HERA was officially constituted by future focused industry leaders using Government support providing a framework for stable funding from industry. A concept we believed worked and requires nurturing by looking back and celebrating its history and successes. Over the last 17 years, the direction was set by Wolfgang Scholz who handed over…

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Six year success story – AS/NZS 2327 is across the line!

After six years of hard work, we’re proud to announce that AS/NZS 2327 has been published in collaboration with our Australian colleagues. Steel-concrete composite construction has proved popular over the last thirty years, and has largely accounted for the international dominance of steel frames in multi-storey buildings. Its success being the strength and stiffness that…

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Marine energy is out there, but when will we start recovering it?

Last week HERA attended AWATEA’s AGM in Wellington as part of the Board. It was an opportune time for us to take stock of where New Zealand’s advances in wave and tidal energy are sitting in government agendas, what opportunities are out there for our fabricating members and also the association’s own focuses moving forward.…

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Leading triple bottom line in New Zealand’s outback – Calder Stewart Steel, Milton

Some may recall that Calder Stewart Steel was the winner of the prestigious industry excellence award ‘Metals Industry Innovator of the Year’ at the 2015 Metals Industry Conference. Achieving this by embracing new technology to improve and assure quality, increase productivity and reduce overall cost with their new 10,500sqm steel fabrication facility. It represented the latest…

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Industry development hits the road to deliver member value and scout opportunities

Starting from today our Industry Development Manager Dr Boaz Habib will be on the move. Exploring member opportunities, cementing key relationships and following up on our research and development program AGGAT deliverables before the year comes to an end. Beginning his journey in Rotorua, he’ll be stopping off at our member company BOP Gear Cutter.…

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Call for comment – Draft HERA Public Policy Position 2017

HERA advocates on behalf of our members where we feel we can make an informed contribution – and this is in R&D and industry development. And as a result, we’ve put together a comprehensive policy position document aimed at informing decision makers and in particular the new government on what we believe is important to…

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Initial trials confirm heavy scaling potential at Ohaaki geothermal site

The Materials Test Rig was installed at Ohaaki Thermal Kilns earlier this year as an outcome of our AGGAT program, with generous fabrication support from some of our members. Currently undergoing commissioning works, early trials on the rig have confirmed significant scaling potential from the geothermal resource available on site. Ohaaki thermal kilns owner Mr…