A cost-benefit study published by Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities found that a walking and cycling programme in two New Zealand cities has shown a good return on investment.
The Manufacturers' Network on Budget 2018, released today by the Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, ticked some boxes for the economy, particularly around health, with some investment in infrastructure, education and R&D spending. There was, however, little else for the manufacturing sector to get excited about and not much focused on addressing productivity and skills shortages.
New Zealand's manufacturing activity accelerated in April, bouncing back from a lull in the first three months of the year, as a pick up in building intentions stoked production among building materials companies
Bosch recently launched a new operating unit, Bosch Connected Industry, to extend its industrial internet software portfolio. Bosch’s newly established Industry Consulting unit assists businesses transition to connected manufacturing.