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Notice – publication of changes to the HERL Act

We’d like to advise industry that a Heavy Engineering Research Levy Act Amendment Order 2021 was signed by the Governer-General on 5 July and published 8 July. This has been something that we have been working on with the MBIE innovation policy team and Customs for quite some time. MBIE’s role has been to coordinate…

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Resource – Steel Recycling Report

Our recently commissioned HERA Report R5-89 shows steel plays a key role in the circular economy. The study was undertaken by thinkstepANZ and showed an impressive 72% of steel scrap in New Zealand is recycled, and that recycling steel scrap produced in Aotearoa New Zealand provides significant environmental benefits – despite the need for transport…

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Ep. 46 | Ceinwen McNeil & Matt Bishop – the new age of engineering

May262021 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 24 May 2021 | Ep.46 – The new age of engineering in construction In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with BVT Engineering’s CEO Ceinwen McNeil and Founder & Managing Director, Matt Bishop. Together they’re a dynamic leadership duo driven to continuously improve,…

FY21 AGM launches new initiatives from HERA

Having just held our Annual General Meeting last week – we’re pleased to report that FY21 was a celebratory year full of validation. Covid-19 proved that our focus on preparing our industry for digital disruption was justified… we just didn’t anticipate it would be for a global pandemic! MBIE’s focus on  Building For Climate Change and…

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Ep. 45 | Nathan Larkin – Bringing robotic automation solutions to industry

May122021 Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 12 May 2021 | Ep.45 – Bringing robotic automation solutions to industry In this episode of Stirring the Pot our Industry 4.0 Research Engineer Holger Heinzel chats with Verbotics Director Nathan Larkin to explore the world of robotic automation. Together they delve into the details of what  is…

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Our CEO is announced as Chair of the WDC Interim Board for Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics

We’re excited to advise that our CEO Dr Troy Coyle has been elected as Chair of the Tertiary Education Commissions (TEC) Workforce Development Council (WDC) Interim Board for Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics. This WDC initiative follows a successful Expression of Interest (EoI) process, with 249 applications which resulted in a strong group of interim Establishment…

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HERA is now Sustainable Steel certified!

We’re proud to advise that HERA has now gained SSC Certification. HERA recently underwent the task of assessing our carbon footprint and have also been assessing our sustainability credentials as part of the process of achieving Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) Certification. This is part of our commitment to positively serve our community responsibilities. From our perspective,…

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Want to go carbon neutral? Here’s where to start!

HERA has just gone through an independent review of its carbon footprint. We’re sharing our experience, the resultant report and accounting spreadsheet in the hope that this will help you to do the same! As we increasingly see and experience the tangible impacts of climate change and the visible impacts of business activity (or lack…