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Our NZ metals industry is the first to assess ourselves against Treasury’s Living Standards Framework

A new report commissioned by HERA shows that the NZ metals industry is a strong contributor to the NZ economy and the living standards of New Zealanders. It was prepared by leading economic research and consultancy company Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) using Treasury’s Living Standards Framework (LSF). We understand we’re the first industry…

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Why should our engineering industry celebrate Māori Language Week | Te Wiki o te Reo Māori?

Many people believe they have no role to play in supporting the revitalisation of Māori. But the truth is, every New Zealander can help strengthen Māori language – even our metals industry! As a person who is of Māori decent, I’m not writing this article with a hidden agenda. I’m writing it because what better day to…

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Disruption – the path to resilience

Last week we were excited to have our Executive member and WSP Opus Corrosion & Asset Integrity Consultant Raed El Sarraf head to Rotorua from 20 – 22 June. Here, he attended IPWEA’s ‘Disruption, the path to resilience’ conference as one of three finalists for the Hynds Paper competition. Attendees explored the challenges and demands…

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#INWED18 – Meet WSP Opus Work Group Manager Bridges & Structures, Natalia Uran

Based in Napier, Natalia manages her team to provide infrastructure asset management consulting services for WSP Opus clients. She’s focused mainly on bridges and highways structures, with an aim to ensure they’re fit for purpose and well maintained. All while utilising available resources in an economic and cost-effective manner. Natalia has been exposed to many…

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#INWED18 – Meet McConnell Dowell Business Development Manager, Grace Schaefer

Grace is responsible for setting the strategy to grow McConnell Dowell. She is also Chair of the Auckland branch of the Women’s Infrastructure Network. McConnell Dowell’s core capabilities cover three waters, transportation, marine, industrial, power and resources. The company delivers their expertise to these sectors within New Zealand and the Pacific, and across Australia, SE…

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#INWED18 – Meet New Zealand Steel Product Launch Manager – Roofing & Cladding, Katrin Schüenemann

Katrin looks after innovations and product developments in the roofing and cladding sector. Working predominantly under New Zealand Steel’s COLORSTEEL® brand to explore product improvements that can offer market differentiation. A prime example of this being their new COLORSTEEL® DRIDEX® product. It offers an anti-condensation solution that features a layer of fleece to collect, store…

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#INWED18 – Meet Fletcher Building ANZ Group Employment Relations Manager, Charlotte Hatlauf

Charlotte is an in-house employment lawyer at Fletcher Building where her focus is split broadly over three areas. These being: Insourcing transactional work that would otherwise be briefed out to external employment lawyers. This could be anything from drafting employment agreements and policies, through to advice on employment related legislation, restructures, disciplinary process, personal grievances…