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Ep. 24 | AUT Shahab Ramhormozian & Prof Charles Walker – School of future environments

Feb192020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 19 Feb 2020 | Ep.24 – School of future environments In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Dr Shahab Ramhormozian and Prof Charles Walker from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Shahab is a Lecturer in Structural and Earthquake Engineering and Prof…

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Ep. 23 | Leland Ruwhiu & Sarah Lewis – An indigenous approach to STEM engagement

Feb52020 Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 5 Feb 2020 | Ep.23 – An indigenous approach to STEM engagement In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Puhoro STEM Academy’s Leland Ruwhiu and our first Whanake Scholarship Recipient, Sarah Lewis. Together, we’ll scratch below the surface to better understand how we can improve…

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2020 Rotary Forum: a new take on connecting with students

HERA was excited to kick off our year by hosting the 2020 Rotary National Science and Technology Forum at HERA House. This student event is part of our commitment to inspire future engineers to work in the metals industry and showcase the real opportunities that exist within our sector. The visiting group was part of…

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Sustainability in steel. Is there such a thing when it comes to climate change?

Sustainability has many facets. But it looks like climate change is the hands-down winner for the holiday sustainability hot topic (pardon the pun). So, how do we respond as an industry to this growing global concern? And what is HERA doing to assist? The catastrophic Australian fires and recent smoke impacts on New Zealand have…

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Ep. 22 | Des Watkins – Digitisation: the future of steel fabrication

Nov272019 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 27 Nov 2019 | Ep.22 – Digitisation: the future of steel fabrication In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Watkins Steel Managing Director, Des Watkins. Des has gone through a truly transformative process in his steel fabrication business – developing a four-step…

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Ep. 20 | NZ Steel & Fletcher Steel – Sustainable product development with EPD’s

Oct302019 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 30 Oct 2019 | Ep.20 – Sustainable product development with EPD’s In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with NZ Steel Environment Manager Claire Jewell and Fletcher Steel Marketing and Innovation Manager and Former Technical Manager, Scott Morrison. We delve into their work in…

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Notice – ACC workplace injury prevention subsidy available for SME’s

If you’re a small to medium sized business in the manufacturing sector, you might be eligible for an ACC workplace injury prevention subsidy to help pay for a health and safety advisory service from a HASANZ-registered professional. In collaboration with the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ), ACC have designed a workplace injury…

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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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#INWED19 – Meet Structex Structural Engineer, Negar Gharahshir

Nothing makes us feel more proud of the companies in our membership than this next profile. They’re a glowing example of truly celebrating the people within their team and letting their light shine. We’d like you to meet Structex Structural Engineer, Negar Gharahshir. She’s a fantastic testament to #WomenInEngineering – and one we only managed…