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  • What do nappies have in common with a six-pack of beer? Or CDs by U2 and Pacifier, with grandparents? At first glance, it would seem nothing. However, new database techniques and technologies are proving unsuspected, hidden relationships often exist in data being collected by many businesses. Data mining is the process of using computer-based search techniques to sort through the mounds of transaction data obtained from business use of computerised processes.
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • The Gough Group has today announced the appointment of one of New Zealand’s youngest directors to its board at its annual shareholding meeting. The Gough Group is New Zealand's leading provider of equipment and services to the infrastructure, mining, forestry, transport and power system industries. It is best known for being the sole New Zealand Caterpillar (CAT) heavy machinery dealer for almost 80 years. Antony Gough, a major shareholder in the Group, says the appointment of 25-year old Jamie Gough will inject some fresh thinking into the company.
    Article - 2010-09-30 09:45
  • Strobe lights can take a pounding in busy industrial environments as wellas harsh outdoor localities, so lighting specialist NARVA has come up withthe ‘Pulse’. Just released in New Zealand, ‘Pulse’ is a range of high output strobe lights thatcombine the durability and performance of latest L.E.D technology in a stylish andtasteful package. Designed to suit a broad range of applications, from harsh mining and construction sitesto transport depots and local authority vehicles, the new ‘Pulse’ strobes have been made
    Article - 2010-10-26 11:27
  • In this, the information age, communication has mostly got better, right? Wrong. The computer will almost eliminate the need for paper, right? Wrong. But surely, technology will enhance our lives substantially, right? Wrong. My intro is not an attack on the place of technology in our world. I am a big fan for some technology, but not for all. Remember the panic promoted by the unscrupulous in 1999 with a very innocuous-sounding problem called Y2K? The world was going to end. Maybe some of it has…
    Article - 2010-11-30 11:15
  • Prime Minister John Key today outlined further steps in National’s plan to build stronger, enduring economic growth, deliver New Zealanders better paid jobs and put the Government’s finances in a stronger position. In a speech in Auckland, Mr Key said the Budget this year will focus squarely on savings and investment – and the Government will play its part in lifting New Zealand’s national savings. “In the worst of the recession, running a budget deficit was the right thing to do, as it gave much-needed support to the economy.
    Article - 2011-01-26 16:00
  • Engineering consultancy Beca and the Australian-based Clough AMEC, a leading provider of engineering-led asset support services, has announced a strategic partnership to offer integrated engineering services in the oil and gas industry. Beca Group CEO, Keith Reynolds, says Beca and Clough AMEC are joining forces to pursue brownfield engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services in the New Zealand oil and gas sector, in a long term relationship.
    Article - 2011-03-14 16:00
  • An innovative design in solar desalination from Victoria based company, F CUBED, may have found the solution to the world’s water problems with the launch of a new, modular,  direct solar-powered desalination system branded as Carocell.  
    Article - 2011-03-22 11:14
  • Shanghai Pengxin Group Ltd, the conditional buyer of the 16 Crafar dairy and dry stock farms in the central North Island from the Receiver, plans to increase milk production from the properties and help the dairy industry capture a bigger share of the Chinese market with branded, dairy-based consumer products.
    Article - 2011-04-14 14:30
  • Following the Pike River tragedy in November 2010, the Government directed the Department of Labour to ensure that a safety audit of all other coals mines in New Zealand was undertaken by an international expert to ensure the mines are operating within current legislative and regulatory environments.
    Article - 2011-05-10 11:00
  • The future of coal in feeding growing energy needs here and abroad was the focus of a symposium in Wellington today.
    Article - 2011-05-18 14:00