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HERA Whanake Scholarship recipient update – Lily Sanson

Engineering student and HERA Whanake Scholarship 2020 recipient Lily Sanson is moving forward in leaps and bounds! Recipient of the HERA Whanake Scholarship 2020, Lily Sanson is proving to be an astute and skilled engineer in her third year of study (Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)), at Massey University. Over the summer she has been…

Meet student member, Rodney Stringer

We’d like to introduce you to one of our student members – Rodney Stringer from Otago Polytechnic. Rodney is studying construction management and his engineering goal is to successfully deliver major projects from proposal to handover. He is also currently employed with a HERA Platinum member. “What I like best about engineering is the variety…

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Update – Steel Recycling Report

Steel is a hero of the circular economy: study estimates 85% of Aotearoa’s building and construction steel waste is recycled Earlier this year, HERA published a Steel Recycling Report, which outlined the estimated steel recycling rate in New Zealand. At the time, we indicated that the specific building and construction waste recycling rate was likely…

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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 – 2021 Steel Recycling Report

Please note that this report has since been updated 19 January 2022. For the updated report, click here. 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…

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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…