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Our team at HERA is growing!

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve had two new team members join HERA this month – Innovation Centre Manager, Greg Buckley, and Research Engineer, Hafez Taheri. They both bring a unique set of skills and diverse thinking to our HERA team fabric, and we’re excited to see the positive contributions that they’ll bring to our…

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HERA’s online library has improved user features

Last month our Librarian Musarrat Begum headed to Wellington to find out the latest software improvements for our members using our online library resource. The two-day annual meeting was held at the National Library of New Zealand, and was facilitated by Softlink Information Centres – providers of library, knowledge and research management solutions. Our online…

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General Manager Boaz Habib on an exciting career journey

After almost eight years at HERA, we’d like to let our membership and industry know that our General Manager Industry Development is starting a new journey at IANZ as their General Manager – NZ Quality College. Boaz came onboard with HERA as a Research Engineer. This was a time when our Industry Development team had…

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Our search is over! Sarah Lewis is our successful Whanake Scholarship recipient

We’re so excited to announce that Sarah Lewis is our inaugural recipient of the HERA Whanake Scholarship. Sarah is studying a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in mechatronics at Massey University in Palmerston North. She is also a graduate of the Puhoro STEM Academy. After meeting her on a recent trip to the rohe (area), I…

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General Manager Structural Systems Stephen Hicks moving on to exciting new role

After 11 years at HERA, we’d like to let our membership and industry know that our General Manager Structural Systems Stephen Hicks will be heading back to the UK to pursue a career as Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Warwick. Stephen came to us from the Steel Construction Institute (SCI). He’d been…

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What’s the strategy for 2020?

What the heck is HERA about and what’s our plan for the future? Two very good questions – and we’re excited to tell you the answer! Because for the first time, we’re releasing our strategy publicly. We’re doing this because we are really focused on building a tribe within our industry. We want to create…

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Panel project delivers software to design composite columns to AS/NZS 2327

Over the last nine months HERA and CTICM have developed software to design composite columns using concrete filled tubes according to AS/NZS 2327. We’re excited to announce that the design software is now exclusively available for our members. This came to fruition when our Steel Research Panel identified it was important to develop electronic tools…

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With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to a valued HERA staff member – Peter Hayward

We’re saddened to share the sudden passing of our longest serving employee, Peter Hayward. Last Friday sharing our condolences with his family and friends, and acknowledging the many contributions he made to industry. Peter came to New Zealand in 1983. Leaving a good job with the Atomic Energy Commission in the UK, to seek a better…