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Metals Week 2015 Gaining Momentum

Unlike the dairy, agricultural and ICT industries, New Zealand’s metals industry is the quiet hero working in the background of the GDP, employing over 26,000 Kiwis and contributing $7.3 bn a year, more than a third of which is for products and services for export...

Metals Week 2015 - May News

The arrangements are now well advanced for Metals Week 2015. The core events making up the Metals Week 2015 program at Auckland’s Aotea Centre are now progammed with the Industry Awards Gala Dinner being held at the adjacent Rendezvous Hotel...

Metals Week 2015 - A Celebration of the NZ Metals Industry

We are soft launching Metals Week 2015 in the March edition of Engineering News and other media, so look out for the flyer as pictured. A full launch, with more information about the concept and the main events, will happen in the April edition of EN...

Government Rules of Sourcing Extension

As of 1st February, the Government Rules of Sourcing applies to a further 103 agencies including Crown Agents, such as DHBs and independent and autonomous Crown entities. The Rules help ensure the expenditure of public funds is done transparently, openly and in the interests of fair competition. They also create consistency of procurement practice across government agencies - making it easier for businesses to work with government...

Government Procurement - Have Your Say!

Government Procurement is critical to the delivery of public services and contribution to the economy, with government agencies spending approximately $39 billion each year (around 18% of GDP) across a wide range of goods and services from third-party suppliers. New Zealand Government Procurement’s annual business survey gives you the opportunity to feedback on your experiences of bidding for government contracts...

Metals Week 2015 - Nov Update

Planning is progressing to showcase our industry next September in Auckland. We have had to change the dates ever so slightly from those advised earlier in the last HERA News to make things work. All activities listed will be centred around the Aotea Event Centre’s conference facilities and Square in the heart of Auckland city. The Steel Innovations Conference organized by Steel Construction New Zealand will be run 3rd and 4th September...

Metals Week 2015

The health of our industry is important to NZ and to help attract the positive support of policy makers and other industry stakeholders, we do need to keep promoting who we are and what we do. With this in mind, a small group of people are currently working on the concept & marketing plan for creating an event next year spanning across the week of 31st August - 6th September 2015 to be branded Metals Week 2015...

Ten Months Progress Report

I joined Metals New Zealand late in 2013 to help further establish it as a respected ‘peak body’ representing the interests of a broader Metals manufacturing and building industry...

Launch of the Australasian EPD Programme

The Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) announced today that the Australasian Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Programme has been launched at the New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference in Wellington – the first programme of its kind in Australasia...

Free New Zealand BIM Handbook Now Out

The New Zealand BIM Handbook was launched by the Productivity Partnership at the Auckland Infrastructure and Procurement Forum last month. BIM is described as a collaboration tool enabled by technology...

Tariffs, Duties & Imported Product Conformance

Following on from the last Budget announcements on Residential Building Product tariff removal and anti-dumping duty suspension, Metals NZ together with NZ Steel have been engaging with NZ Customs. The initial focus of the discussions was to seek clarification on how the new policies that were announced would be implemented at the border, and there is more work to do...

AoG Building Materials

In recent months, the MBIE led All of Government (AoG) Building Materials Procurement Project has been focused on studying their supply chain options for timber, metal roll formed and fabricated steel building product sourcing.

Advocacy Actions Report - June 2014

In the lead up to the Election later this year, the Government and Opposition parties have been announcing a number of new policies likely to impact our metals engineering industry, thereby providing a number of opportunities for Metals NZ to get involved by itself and joining forces with others, in seeking to shape a more favorable business environment...

New Construction Industry Website by Commerce Commission

In case you weren’t aware the Commerce Commission has launched a new website which aims to help the construction industry better understand consumer and competition laws.

Christchurch Rebuild CERA Schedule of Work

The Public Sector’s Programme of Work for the rebuild of Christchurch has been released. It provides a visual representation of the combined public sector’s rebuild intentions through until 2021...

Napier Firm Wins Waikato Expressway Steel Bridge Contract

The Hawkes Bay economy stands to benefit to the tune of $1.3 million thanks to a big contract win by Napier steel bridge specialist Eastbridge...

National Construction Pipeline Report Released

Pacifecon (NZ) Ltd, with the support of BRANZ, has been commissioned by the Building and Construction Productivity Partnership (the Productivity Partnership) to forecast national construction demand for the next six years...

CERA Roadshow Presentation

The CCDU is part of CERA leading the re-development of Christchurch...

Announcement of Metals NZ CEO

Chairman Metals NZ Scott Fuller is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Hook as CEO...

BlueScope Acquires New Zealand Downstream Long-products Business from Fletcher Building

Yesterday there were two press releases relating to the announced BlueScope acquisition of Fletcher Building's Pacific Steel Group...

MBIE Residential Construction Sector Market Study - Options Paper Submission

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has been asked by Government to conduct a study into the Residential Construction Sector to identify barriers to improved housing affordability, with particular reference to the competitiveness and productivity of the sector.