How the steel industry is tracking toward low-carbon design

By Dr Troy Coyle, HERA CEO The sustainability targets of the steel industry are ambitious and far-reaching – and thanks to the collaborative and focused mahi of many contributors, those targets are inching closer by the week. HERA has received $150,000 from BRANZ, funded by the building research levy, to support its $772,000 low-carbon designContinue reading “How the steel industry is tracking toward low-carbon design”

Aviation engineering takes flight

Air New Zealand and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) – Te Pūkenga have signed an agreement to work together in responding to the country’s skills needs for aviation engineering. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the national carrier and the business division for the country’s network for vocational education opens new opportunities for studentsContinue reading “Aviation engineering takes flight”


INTERACTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES OF PCBUS: LESSONS FROM THE WHITE ISLAND ERUPTION By Craig Carlyle, Maintenance Transformations Ltd For many of us, the announcement from WorkSafe that they were taking multiple defendants to court for alleged health and safety failings relating to the White Island eruption seemed like an insensitive over-reach. How could the defendants, some whoContinue reading “SAFETY SCHOOLING…”


PROVIDE NEW FLEXIBILITY At a time when a skilled labour shortage is causing alarm in engineering circles, ATNZ’s emergence as a Private Training Establishment (PTE) provides the industry with fresh training options, says national manager, Ben Julian. “With fears that skills shortages may restrict sustainability and growth while adopting new technology demands new skills, ATNZContinue reading “ATNZ’S TRAINING INITIATIVES”


Hand injuries carry the potential for serious harm and are difficult to heal. Unfortunately, the hand is the part of the body most injured in workplace accidents.But hand injuries are preventable. NZ Safety Blackwoods Hand Protection Easy Guide makes choosing the right protection easy says Erin Hassall, national category manager for footwear and PPE.“There’s aContinue reading “CHOOSE THE RIGHT HAND PROTECTION FOR THE JOB”

Elevate your business performance and results

It is estimated that the global ERP market growth in 2023 will be 12.3%. It’s a clear sign that despite economic uncertainty and supply chain challenges, the manufacturing industry is poised to thrive. Equally important, manufacturing leaders are turning to ERP business solutions to gain the insight and capabilities they need to succeed and combatContinue reading “Elevate your business performance and results”

Rockwell Automation: Cloud-enabled HMI for advanced industrial applications

New addition to company visualisation portfolio allows users to design, test, and deploy applications directly from a web browser SYDNEY, Australia – July 2023 –The world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, Rockwell Automation, has begun rolling out its cloud-enabled human-machine interface (HMI) platform, FactoryTalk® Optix™, throughout Australia and New Zealand.  FactoryTalk Optix,Continue reading “Rockwell Automation: Cloud-enabled HMI for advanced industrial applications”

New Miller Vortex HDV gives next level welding respiratory protection

Protecting the respiratory health of welders during grinding and welding operations is crucial to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. In recent years, there has been a growing demand for respiratory protection that not only offers increased protection, but also enhances comfort and visibility while welding. These advantages are particularly important within industries thatContinue reading “New Miller Vortex HDV gives next level welding respiratory protection”

Women in Trades campaign empowers females

BCITO, a work-based learning division of Te Pūkenga, has recently kick-started its Women in Trades Campaign which aims to empower and encourage women to pursue careers in the building and construction industry, breaking barriers and fostering gender diversity in traditionally male-dominated fields. “This is a critical issue facing our sector, and while we have madeContinue reading “Women in Trades campaign empowers females”

Gates donates bikes to kids at sales conference

Gates Australia, a “global leader in power transmission and fluid transfer solutions,” ended its 2023 Annual Sales Conference in charitable fashion with one of the activities culminating in some great corporate philanthropy. The activity involved teams racing against the clock to assemble children’s bikes for a charitable cause. The team-building efforts created a meaningful andContinue reading “Gates donates bikes to kids at sales conference”