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Call for comment – Addressing skill issues in our industry

The concern of skills shortages is something worrying many businesses around the world, and for the New Zealand engineering sector it’s no different. We’re starting to see serious skills gaps in our workforce which could strongly affect our ability to deliver quality work for our future pipeline. To address those and other issues COMPETENZ has…

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NZ Steel’s new credentials are unrivalled

New Zealand Steel and Pacific Steel’s flat and long steel products manufactured at the Glenbrook facilities south of Auckland and in Otahuhu have become the latest products to receive independent environmental endorsement from Environmental Choice. According to New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust General Manager Francesca Lipscombe, companies put their products forward for an ecolabel to both…

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Notice – NASH General Manager Carl Davies moves on

Have recently received his SuperGold card, Carl Davies, General Manager of the National Association of Steel Framed Housing Inc. (NASH), has decided to move on. His last day will be Friday 22nd July. Carl intends to take time out before potentially seeking other opportunities. NASH Chairman Gordon Barrat will temporarily undertake the duties of General Manager…

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Update – Member survey: our new communication walk, talk and feel

Now more than ever, we know that delivering value doesn’t simply stop at the ‘doing’ stage – it also needs to be effectively communicated and shared with our members so we can spark conversation, bring insight and drive a future focused metals industry. That’s why, a specific section of our member survey concentrated on understanding…

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Can New Zealand play a part in the Paris Agreement?

“Yes We Can” says the recently held and aptly named symposium of low carbon associations – of which HERA is an active part. As a research levy funded organisation, R&D is in our blood. Our focus on clean energy technology development through our AGGAT programme and upcoming foray into the wave and tidal space, made our…

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Budget 2016 – how does it affect innovation in our businesses?

Everyone has their views when it comes to the 2016 Budget. “Funding lift a thrill for scientists,” NZ Herald. “Top-ups for research bodies part of (business) growth agenda,” Minister Steven Joyce. “It’s likely that business will be feeling more rather than less confident,” BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope. “Budget 2016 held few surprises for business and sent a strong…