From the MSCNewswire Reporters Desk

How do you maneuver a helicopter on a yacht?

July 22, 2016
When a New Zealand businessman needed to solve a unique transportation problem, he sought out a Bend (OR)company for help. Tiger Tugs, a subsidiary of Cutting Edge Design Inc. in southeast Bend, recently finished work on a modified version of its standard remote-control helicopter tug. While standard Tiger Tugs can only move a helicopter forward and backward into a hangar, the new version, the…

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New plant-based oil emerging for use in industrial products

July 22, 2016
A new plant based oil is being developed to replace petrochemicals in industrial products ranging from fuels and lubricants to specialty chemicals and plastics, writes Hartley Henderson. In a joint…

Future focus to Local Government New Zealand conference

July 22, 2016
New Zealand is poised for a period of enormous change in the coming 30 years and initiatives to tackle the major shifts will be launched at the Local Government New Zealand 2016 Conference this…

Survey of collective employment agreements shines light on working conditions

July 22, 2016
A survey of over 2,000 collective employment agreements from Victoria University of Wellington shows that while gains are being made for unionised workers, the benefits are having a wider effect as…

Chorus looking for 250 more technicians and support staff by end of 2016

July 22, 2016
Chorus has today said that, in partnership with its service companies, it is aiming to recruit another 250 technicians and support staff by the end of the year. This is to help meet the demands it…



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The Primary Sector in industry

Meat Patties at their Best

July 15, 2016
When a group of the world’s largest meat processors wanted to overhaul their quality assurance,…

mOisTracker® product range - a measurement solution for solid and liquid raw materials

July 15, 2016
In 2011 Italian, Lucca Mucchi set up the iLD in-line devices assisted by a team of highly skilled…

Post packaging intervention to extend shelf life of fresh chilled products.

July 15, 2016
High Pressure Processing (HPP) equipment manufacturers for the food industry are experiencing a…
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Governmental circles

$35 million for Entrepreneurial Universities

July 20, 2016
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced a $35 million investment over four years for ‘Entrepreneurial Universities’, a new initiative to attract…

PM’s Scholarships extended to Latin America

July 19, 2016
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced the Prime Minister’s Scholarship programme for international study with be extended to Latin America, as well as…

Australia and New Zealand sign arrangement to streamline trade 19/07/2016

July 19, 2016
​Trusted Trans-Tasman exporters will be rewarded with fast-tracked customs processing at Australian and New Zealand borders under a new arrangement between the two countries. The Australian…


Process Control, Analysis & Processes in the food industry

Meat Patties at their Best

July 16, 2016
When a group of the world’s largest meat processors wanted to overhaul their quality assurance, they went to the world’s largest on-line and at-line gauge and analyser manufacturers, NDC Technologies.Now the requirements were very specific. The companies were sick of workers wasting time traipsing through the lab so the analyser had to live beside the line. Which meant it had to be IP65 and of…
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Diversity in engineering

UK, EU, US Trade Re-alignment Prompts Napier Port & Engineering Ship Repair Tech Push

July 14, 2016
Hawkes Bay institutions anticipate port ship mechanical services demand Napier, MSCNewsWire,…
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The Logistics of it All

United Book Distributors: Complex, Fascinating, Big -the logistics of it all

July 21, 2016
An interesting item from the Booksellers Association Feature by Marcus Greville. We’ve all got our gripes about distributors, but we save the deep grumbles for UBD. When Random House’s Auckland…

ContainerCo to develop new container depot in Hawke's Bay

July 21, 2016
ContainerCo (NZL) Limited (ContainerCo), the container depot operator, today announced that it will develop a major new container services facility in Hawke’s Bay as reported earlier in the year on…

Logistics-information technology specialist penalised by the Malaysian competition regulator for price-cartel activities.

July 11, 2016
The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) has hit Containerchain and four container parks with a combined penalty totalling more than AU$200,000 for activities dating back to 2012-13. But…

Technology for the fish, food and meat industries

Fish Farming stays vetoed and crimped by Vested Interests

Privilege and pc lobby hobbles premium export potential

mOisTracker® product range - a measurement solution for solid and liquid raw materials

In 2011 Italian, Lucca Mucchi set up the iLD in-line devices assisted by a team of highly skilled…

Tony Rumbold of SCANZ Technologies looks at the three biggest threats to Global Fisheries

Climate change, pollution and overfishing. The ocean's capacity for storing heat is roughly 1,000…
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Technology for design in industry, software & hardware

End Of Autodesk Design Suites

July 21, 2016
As Autodesk continue our transition to a fully subscription-based business, we remain committed to…
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Getting to know about Health & Safety

Gordon Anderson: Respirators a breathe of fresh air or are they?

Last week I was asked to visit a small company that manufactured and installed kitchen bench tops…

Gordon Anderson: The proof of the health and safety pudding

The recent release of the Safeguard state of the nation health and Safety survey raises some…
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Industrial Instrumentation & Engineering Adhesives

Homershams June 2016 Newsletter

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Saint Gobain in New Zealand

CHR Thermal Spray Masking

July 01, 2016
Saint Gobain, Friday 1 July 2016 - As one of the world’s largest processors of polymer resins,…

Chemfilm MR Mold Release Films From Saint Gobain

June 27, 2016
Saint Gobain, Monday 27 June 2016 - As one of the world’s largest processors of polymer resins,…

Low E Film Comparative Corrosion Testing

June 27, 2016
Low E Film Comparative Corrosion Testing Saint Gobain Solar Gard, 27 June 2016 - Low E, or Low…
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The Productive Shop Floor

Spirit AeroSystems Installing One of the World’s Largest Autoclaves for Composite Manufacturing

July 18, 2016
Spirit AeroSystems Inc. is installing one of the world’s largest autoclaves at its Wichita, Kan., facility. The new autoclave is 120 feet long, has a 30-foot diameter and an internal volume of more…

Fictiv: a manufacturing platform

July 18, 2016
Dave (left) and Nate (right) Evans, cofounders of Fictiv, believe anyone with an internet connection should have access to production-grade manufacturing machines (image courtesy of Fictiv). Dave and…