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        *  Direct From Industry News Stubs - short items, press releases, mainly from industry in New Zealand 

        *  NewsLine - longer items, press releases relative to industry and manufacturing

        *  Over The Wires - short items on a range of industry products, events and issues

        *  From Today's News Headlines - a selection of  items press releases out of the wider media

        *  From The Factory Floor - a selection of items from featured businesses

        *  Out of The Beehive - news releases and reports out of the Beehive

        *  Manufacturing Matters to Read about - a selection of digital magazines out of industry

        *  The Bottom Line - historical items run on the Reporters Desk

From the MSCNewsWire Reporters Desk

Department was Repository of Exceptional Engineering Technical Ability & Management

October 21, 2016 Top News
An ex-employee reader responds to the question “Do you want another Ministry of Works?” For a while in the 1960s I worked as a labourer at the Ministry of Works Benmore dam site. It has been…

Five Questions For:- Napier Engineer Ken Evans

October 14, 2016 Top News
Since 1990 Dairy Production almost Double But Waste Water Treatment Capacity Unchanged Agri process threat to rural drinking water deliberately ignored You claim that pastoral pollution is first,…

Direct From Industry News Stubs

How many BIM 360 products are there, what do they do, and how are they purchased Webinar?

October 19, 2016 Direct From Industry
Webinar DetailsYour Presenter Samuel MacalisterSenior Technical Sales Specialist,…

What’s new in the Infraworks 360 latest release Webinar

October 18, 2016 Direct From Industry
Webinar DetailsYour Presenter Steven EllisSenior Technical Specialist, Civil…

Packaging king urges companies to invest “in real things”, not fattening dividends

October 17, 2016 Direct From Industry
Anthony Pratt, the executive chairman of packaging companies Visy Industries and Pratt…

Siemens to supply mixed-mail sorting machines and software to New Zealand Post

October 16, 2016 Direct From Industry
Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has been commissioned by New Zealand…

Rocket Lab Aims to Win Cubesat-Launching Race

October 14, 2016 Direct From Industry
Rocket Lab is dedicating itself to launching small satellites cheaply and efficiently — a…


Solar Gard forms strategic partnership with Driven Public Relations to elevate brand position across the automotive industry

October 21, 2016 NewsLine
COSTA MESA, Calif. (September 29, 2016) – Solar Gard, the global leader in advanced film technologies for sun and impact protection across the automotive, commercial and residential industries, today…

Campaign to increase awareness of risks from welding fumes and wood dust launched

October 20, 2016 NewsLine
Workplace programme tackling airborne contaminants shifts into next phaseWorkSafe has launched a campaign to raise awareness of risks from welding fumes, wood dust and carbon monoxide in the…

New Zealand businesses eager to invest in robotics and automation

October 20, 2016 NewsLine
Four in 10 New Zealand firms say they are interested in investing in robotic processes and automation within the next 12 months, as the so-called fourth industrial revolution continues to gather…

Over the Wires

'Available to work' numbers are inflated - BusinessNZ

October 21, 2016 Over the Wires
Numbers of New Zealanders available for work are being incorrectly reported, says BusinessNZ. The Salvation Army today claimed…

Bridging the gap between science and industry

October 21, 2016 Over the Wires
A LEADING plastics scientist has won an inaugural new innovators award for creating a process that allows manufacturers to…

Who is the real Polluter; the Farmer or the Consumer?

October 20, 2016 Over the Wires
Will consumers pay a premium to food producers doing the right thing by the environment? For most of us, it’s an intriguing…

Official opening of MidlandPort

October 20, 2016 Over the Wires
Minister of Justice and MP for Selwyn Amy Adams formally launched the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) MidlandPort facility…

Why UK rail engineers are valued overseas

October 20, 2016 Over the Wires
The UK’s unique mix of ageing and ultra-modern infrastructure means that engineers from the sector are in demand all over the…

From Today's News Headlines

Friday 21 October 2016 ... 
Last updated:  13:50

-  Solar Gard Shows Why It is A World Class Manufacturer

-  Rescue package offers lifeline for Mercer

-  Apple tipped to unveil new Mac computers at event

-  South Port surviving dairy downturn

-  While you were sleeping: Earnings disappoint

-  The Tony Alexander Weekly Review

-  Port of Tauranga forecasts profit of $79-83 mln for 2017

-  Over 500 page Catalogue from Dwyer Instruments inc in USA

-  Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day


Today's Quote ... 
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that
one comes from a strong will; and the other from a strong won't.
      -  Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

New Zealand's population today is  ...
4,725,171  - up 271 on yesterday 


From The Factory Floor

Out of The Beehive

TIN 100 contribute $9.4b to NZ economy

October 20, 2016 Out of The Beehive
New Zealand’s leading 200 hi-tech companies have reached combined annual revenues of $9.4 billion – up 12 per cent in just one year, according to the annual Technology Investment Network’s TIN 100…

Soft plastics recycling scheme for Wellington

October 20, 2016 Out of The Beehive
The Government today launched in Wellington a scheme to recycle soft plastics such as shopping bags as part of a national partnership with the retail sector and packaging industry. “This soft…

Free UFB connections continued

October 19, 2016 Out of The Beehive
Communications Minister Amy Adams confirmed today that the Government has delivered on its commitment to make connecting to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network free for virtually every household.…