Vogueish status means Facebook remains unchallenged Guide Book for scam artists.
Scam artists are researching the backgrounds of their targets especially where they sit in corporate structures. In one such recent example an employee of Spark, the telecoms provider, was led to believe that their caller, a fraudster, was part of their own hierarchy, a superior.
Feb 15, 2018 -Boat handling technology from Vestdavit is playing a central role in The Royal New Zealand Navy’s drive to operate Realistic Working Environments (RWE) at its new Devonport Naval Base training facility, Auckland, which is set to open in March.
Feb 14, 2018 - When is a skip-loader of no use? The answer? When you need a hooklift truck instead. Now skiptruck and hookloader manufacturer Harsh has an answer – a demountable skiploader!
The demountable skiploader unit developed by Harsh based on the requirements of specific customer demand, is designed to fit onto a chassis fitted with a conventional hook- lift system (Ro-Ro/hookloader), which in effect doubles its capability, enabling one single truck to load and transport containers from these two popular, but otherwise incompatible systems.
“We can run a single vehicle as a standard hookloader for one journey, then quickly change it to a skiploader for the next job,” explains Freddy McAlister, fleet engineer at Malcolm Construction, the operator of this interesting new innovation.
“In the past, we’ve had to operate both types of truck – sometimes on the same con- tract. Now we only need one to handle both types of container. It’s given us a real productivity boost and increased our fleet flexibility,” he adds.
Designed to work at 26 tonnes gross weight, the new Harsh ‘HS14T Demountable Skiploader’ provides a 14 tonnes lift capacity (or 10 tonnes at 4250 mm maximum reach with telescopic arms extended) and is able to handle skips of all sizes up to 10 tonnes capacity.
Harsh director Adam Hargreaves is also upbeat about the wider sales potential for this new addi- tion to the Harsh product range.
“This is a great example not just of joint teamwork between customer and supplier, but is also a demonstration of how we at Harsh are able to design and develop imaginative solutions to meet our customers’ require- ments,” he comments.
Feb 12, 2018 - University of Canterbury (UC) Physics Professor Simon Brown is developing a neuromorphic computer chip that may solve one of the biggest problems in the computer industry – power consumption – and create a New Zealand semiconductor industry.
A “Worldly and Informed Content” powers spectacular growth of New Zealand site.
Forecasts and reports unfiltered by the constraints imposed by the perceived need to adhere to rigid prevailing socio-political ideologies was an explanation for MSCNewswire surpassing one million visits per month.
MSCNewswire founder Max Farndale noted the site’s correct prediction of the outcomes of the United States presidential election as well as the New Zealand general election.
Similarly MSCNewswire had predicted the failure of the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade arrangement.
The service he said had benefitted from having sources deep within operational trade and politics throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Mr Farndale pointed out that the site had profited too from the requirement for conventional media to become hyperlocal.
This device designed to try to hold their market share had also accelerated demand for what he described as “a worldly and informed context” in which to frame the news, especially economic news.
MSCNewswire’s objective he said was to provide the big contextual picture along with the nuts and bolts one in which for example MSCNewswire consistently identifies exporter contractual traps notably in tendering, copying, and actually getting paid.
The National Press Club is a joint venture partner with MSCNewswire. || Saturday February 10, 2018 |||
Feb 09, 2018 - Entries are now open to the Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2018 - Auckland and Waikato. Export business operations based in Northland, Auckland and/or the Waikato regions are eligible to enter.
Rolls-Royce today launched its pioneering IntelligentEngine vision at the Singapore Airshow. With more people flying than ever before and an increasing demand for more efficient travel, Rolls-Royce has defined a vision for the future of aircraft power that will help deliver passengers more reliably and more efficiently than ever before.
Feb 07, 2018 - Late last year Rolls-Royce launched R2 Data Labs, to act as an acceleration hub for data innovation New Zealand being one of the locations. The new organisation, which brings together expertise from across the business, builds on 30 years of data-led services and business model innovation. Using advanced data analytics, industrial Artificial Intelligence and machine learning techniques, R2 Data Labs develops data applications that unlock design, manufacturing and operational efficiencies within Rolls-Royce, and creates new service propositions for customers.
Feb 04, 2018 - A new partnership has been announced between New Zealand and the State of Himachal Pradesh under the Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development Project which targets smallholder farmers in northern India.
The Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development project aims to be the start of a much broader relationship with New Zealand horticulture.
The New Zealand team, working on the project, includes scientists from Plant & Food Research, Agfirst Engineering, Fruition Horticulture and other New Zealand-based specialists with additional support from the New Zealand pipfruit industry body, New Zealand Apples & Pears and New Zealand Government agencies.
Members of the New Zealand team who have been working together on the Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development Project, (from left) G2G Know-How managing director Malcolm Millar, New Zealand Apples & Pears chief executive Alan Pollard and Plant & Food Research Business Development Manager (Commercial Group) Greg Pringle.
The World Bank-funded three-year project will work with the horticulture industry in the Himachal Pradesh province to improve production of the region’s key fruit crops, including apples, summerfruit, and tropical fruits such as mango.
Located in the north-western Himalayan region of India, about 90% of the HP population lives in rural areas and is dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. Apples are the main crop, accounting for 85% of fruit production in the area and about 30% of India’s total apple production.
New Zealand Apples & Pears chief executive Alan Pollard said the industry is pleased to be contributing to these important goals of creating more jobs and better livelihoods for the people of Himachal Pradesh.
“New Zealand’s apple and pear industry has the highest productivity in the world, averaging 65 metric tonnes per hectare per annum which is more than 50% higher than our nearest competitor.
“World best production and post-harvest systems and practices have earned the industry an international reputation for producing fruit of the highest quality.
“This project will provide growers in the Himachal Pradesh province of India with access to New Zealand expertise to help improve the productivity of their orchards in terms of both yield and quality, and subsequently generate better returns for their growers,” Mr Pollard said.
Plant & Food Research chief executive Peter Landon-Lane said Plant & Food Research is pleased to be involved in the Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development Project.
“Our scientists have been working with the apple industry for more than 50 years and our research has contributed to the excellent reputation of New Zealand produce globally. To be able to share this knowledge to support communities in developing regions is very rewarding.
“It also allows our scientists to extend their understanding of how crops grow in different geographic regions and environments, and supports the relationship between New Zealand and India, and their respective apple industries,” he said.
New Zealand’s entire horticultural sector is globally renowned for being innovative, sophisticated, and highly productive, backed by sound science and world best practices.
The New Zealand apple industry, while producing only 0.5% of the world’s apples, has been named the world’s most competitive apple industry for the past three years (Belrose Group, World Apple Review). From annual production of approximately 550,000 tonnes, two thirds of the crop is exported to over 80 countries around the world.
The new project will use New Zealand expertise to develop orchard management techniques, irrigation and water harvesting that will improve production and quality of fruit crops grown in the Himachal Pradesh province. It will also lower pesticide use through improved pest and disease management, thereby contributing to environmental outcomes as well.
| A Plant & Pood Research Association release || February 04, 2018 |||
Feb 04, 2018 _ The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has today released the full breakdown (available here) of Callaghan Innovation’s entertainment expenses for 2015/16.
Earlier this month, we revealed Callaghan spent $304,000 on ‘entertainment’ in 2015/16. We can now confirm this was mostly purchases at cafes, bars and restaurants, and we have obtained receipts and explanations for the biggest purchases, showing booze forms up to 40% of a typical Callaghan dinner bill.