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A message to our members and community

Monday, 18 March 2019, 9:55 am | The Manufacturers' Network

We all have listened to the many voices from our political leaders and the leaders of our community here in Christchurch. And as much as we are horrified by the terrible massacre of innocent people in our midst, we can also take comfort in the strong ... More >>

Key business groups merge to boost manufacturing sector

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:13 am | The Manufacturers' Network

Three of New Zealand’s most influential business networks are merging to help boost the manufacturing sector for the years ahead. More >>

Edwards Elected President of The Manufacturers' Network

Friday, 28 September 2018, 1:57 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

Trevor Edwards, Managing Director of Superheat Ltd has been elected as the President of The Manufacturers’ Network (formerly NZMEA) at the Association’s 139th AGM. Trevor takes over the helm from Rick Smith, who completed his two year term as President. More >>

Mana in Mahi - Strength in Work Scheme has Potential

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 4:47 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

The Government has announced their Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work Scheme, which will provide support payments equivalent to the persons benefit to employers who take on apprentices aged 18 to 24 years, who have been on a benefit for six or more ... More >>

OCR should be cut to spur growth in productive economy

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 1:54 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) should be seriously considering a cut in the Official Cash Rate (OCR) for tomorrow’s decision. With inflation remaining low and a currency which has been overvalued for a long time, a cut to the OCR could ... More >>

Internet of Manufacturing Study Tour

Friday, 8 June 2018, 2:40 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

Thirty seven representatives from twenty six New Zealand and four Australian manufacturing companies, two business organisations (The Manufacturers’ Network and the EMA) and two government funded innovation agencies (Callaghan Innovation and the Australian ... More >>

Advanced Manufacturing and The Fourth Revolution

Friday, 25 May 2018, 2:33 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

TechWeek has shown off and discussed a range of technology across the country – today it's advanced manufacturing's turn. The Christchurch Headline Event, The Fourth Revolution, is showcasing the exciting work which is being done and the opportunities ... More >>

Budget 2018: Not bad, but not much for manufacturers

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:32 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

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 ... More >>

MBIE Report Highlights Importance of Manufacturing

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 1:18 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

The report, ‘Beyond commodities: Manufacturing into the future’ released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment provides great insight into New Zealand’s manufacturing sector, showing the value it brings to our economy, ... More >>

Westpac report shows benefits to action on climate change

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 1:56 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

A Westpac NZ Climate Change Impact Report issued today highlights, among other things, the critical role manufacturing will play in adapting to climate change and reducing carbon emissions while providing sustainable growth. The report also reinforces the ... More >>

Lyttelton port and minimum wages: Where is the money?

Monday, 26 March 2018, 1:21 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

Recently, Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway was quoted as saying workers had not had a fair share of economic growth, and the boost to the minimum wage was only one part of the Government's strategy. More >>

Port Strike Causing Major Disruption for Manufacturers

Wednesday, 14 March 2018, 3:14 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

The current industrial action by workers at the Lyttelton Port is starting to effect Canterbury manufacturers, who are facing delays and increased cost for the freight of goods and inputs. More >>

Manufacturing shows solid growth to end 2017

Friday, 9 March 2018, 10:43 am | The Manufacturers' Network

Manufacturing showed solid growth in the December quarter of 2017, with total manufacturing improving 1.8% on December 2016, while manufacturing excluding meat and dairy saw an impressive 3.2% growth on the December 2016 quarter. More >>

The time is right for economic development scenario planning

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 10:38 am | The Manufacturers' Network

“A concerted Government effort to strengthen the export capability of the country’s manufacturing sector is urgently needed to compensate for the likely impact of climate change on the agricultural sector,” says Mr Dieter Adam, CE of The Manufacturers’ ... More >>

Appointment of Adrian Orr to RBNZ a signal for change?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:40 am | The Manufacturers' Network

The appointment of Adrian Orr to be the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) appears to be a good move by the Minister of Finance. To be really effective, however, Mr Orr will need to take seriously the issue of our sustained overvalued ... More >>

Large challenges remain to grow high value manufacturing

Monday, 13 November 2017, 3:58 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

Recent changes to the TPP agreement, now called CPTPP, appear to be a step forward, particularly with the potential removal of some of the more controversial parts, such as Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses. Yet, we need to remind ... More >>

NZMEA Launches its New Name: The Manufacturers' Network

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 5:29 pm | The Manufacturers' Network

The NZMEA signals an even stronger focus on supporting globally competitive manufacturers with the launch of a new name: THE MANUFACTURERS’ NETWORK More >>


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