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Created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

Created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!
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Created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

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English

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021324463


Episodes

An industry partnership with government to address skill & labour shortages

10/15/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Amanda Nicolle - Director of Industry Partnerships at the Ministry of Social Development. She leads an MSD initiative to create strategic partnerships with industries and employers that have skill and labour shortages. Working with them to identify the skills required, and how their programs and services can be tailored to meet these specific needs. Their aim being to ensure our industry is able to hire employees with the right skills when...

Duration:00:22:59

Making seismic steel fabrication more cost effective

10/1/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we're excited to share the expertise of our very own technical team at HERA - General Manager Welding Centre, Michail Karpenko, Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago & PhD Scholarship Recipient and (since recording) now team member – Hafez Taheri. They’re giving insight into the seismic research program they've been working on to specify weld details for critical seismic connections in New Zealand. A move, which will make steel fabrication more cost...

Duration:00:29:59

Avoid death by a thousand cuts and automate!

9/17/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Professor Chris Cook who is the Former Executive Dean of Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Sydney, Australia. He was involved with the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication - who deliver expertise, technology, equipment and training in automating steel fabrication to help manufacturing businesses adapt and compete. Their knowledge and resources drawing on decades of research-based welding and automation expertise and...

Duration:00:30:49

Welding through the lens of Industry 4.0

9/3/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Kemppi Managing Director David Green. David is very familiar with global technology trends in welding, and Kemppi is also a key sponsor of our Future Forum 20/20 Vision conference being held next year. We start with the 'so what?' of Welding 4.0 and why adoption by industry is pivotal if we're to remain competitive, improve quality and streamline productivity. There’s no escaping the gravitational pull of the Fourth Industrial Revolution....

Duration:00:24:02

How to speak LSF.

8/20/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Tim Ng – Deputy Secretary and Chief Economic Adviser for Treasury. Together, we discuss the Governments Living Standards Framework – or LSF for short. A newly developed and broader way of looking at things which has been used to help Government decide it’s five Wellbeing Budget priorities. Most importantly we relate it back to NZ’s metals industry, and why we should care. More about Tim Tim Ng is a macroeconomist by training, and an...

Duration:00:30:09

The digital world & social media... why bother?

8/6/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, our Manager Marketing and Communications Kim Nugent talks with Tony Black who is the Managing Director of Black Steel Limited based in Hobsonville. He’s paved a way for his business with his own unique voice utilising digital tools to further his market positioning. Join us, as we delve deeper into what platforms he's leveraged, the challenges he's faced in doing so, as well as why he's so committed to embracing technology within his workshop. We also...

Duration:00:21:37

Focuses for our Structural Systems FY20 research.

7/23/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with our General Manager Structural Systems Stephen Hicks on what research projects our Structural Systems team will be focused on to assist our membership in the New Zealand metals-based industry. We discuss the Steel Research Panel, who is represented on it, and how they were able to choose the projects to focus on for industry, as well as the projects themselves: This podcast is part of our commitment to provide greater transparency and...

Duration:00:22:25

Focuses for our Welding Centre's FY20 research.

7/23/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with our General Manager Welding Centre on what research projects his team will be focused on to assist our membership in the New Zealand metals-based industry. We discuss the Welding Research Panel, who is represented on it, and how they were able to choose the projects to focus on for industry, as well as the projects themselves: This podcast is part of our commitment to provide greater transparency and visibility of the R&D focuses we...

Duration:00:33:06

Is pre-fab NZ's missing piece to the housing puzzle?

7/9/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Pamela Bell. Founder and Former CEO of PrefabNZ whom we crossed paths with due to her involvement on the NZ Construction Industry Council. Pamela has been on a mission to innovate in New Zealand’s built environment and create a hub for prebuilt design and construction. We were keen to chat to her about this, as prefabrication has come up as one of the top interests our members are keen to explore in our recent innovation survey. This is a...

Duration:00:40:14

Getting rid of the 'fluff' around resilience & wellbeing.

6/25/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Industrial and Organisational Psychologist and self professed leadership, resilience and curiosity seeker - Alia Bojilova! In this thought provoking chat, she challenges our current perceptions around resilience and wellbeing within the work place. Making it known that paying lip service to these concepts are a massive risk to our industry which requires huge investment in terms of intellectual capability. She believes the focus on...

Duration:00:43:05

'Rollforming' ethical leadership.

6/25/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Renita Reddy. Director at Reddy Diamond Group - a successful rollforming company in Fiji. Renita is not what you'd typically imagine as the leader of a large rollforming business. She's young, female, Fijian, has strong religious beliefs and is passionate about dog rescue! But she is also brave and driven. Confronting the cultural bias of being a young female in leadership within Fiji, and breaking the mold of how people expect her to lead....

Duration:00:24:25

How to attract & retain top staff.

6/11/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with The Human Resources Project's Executive Director - Rowan Larsen. We know the skills gap is nothing new to our industry. It is well known and voiced. And that's why we knew it was important to explore what practical steps our members could take to address this challenge. Join us as we discuss how important it is to create a clear culture, company purpose and strategy for staff. How to better position our organisation so it's more attractive...

Duration:00:27:56

The new breed of smart industry - advanced manufacturing.

5/28/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Callaghan Innovation Application Development Engineer Emily Allison, to dig deeper into the idea of advanced manufacturing. We cover how advanced engineering can help solve complex design and manufacturing problems and processes, what additive manufacturing is and it's advantages over traditional manufacturing and more. We also discuss future applications, what New Zealand's printing capability is and why this is an opportunity we need to...

Duration:00:27:35

Procurement's part to play in industry challenges.

5/14/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Metals NZ Chief Executive Nick Collins, to gain clarity around government procurement and how metals as a material currently sits within their plans. We delve into industry concerns around fair and free trade, imported steel and global competition against NZ fabricated steel and in the NZ context why government urgently needs to provide clear guidance on balanced decision making. Contact Nick: Nick is Chief Executive of Metals NZ – a...

Duration:00:24:10

Ensuring you’re a ‘factory of the future’ in New Zealand.

4/29/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk Industry 4.0. Helping our NZ metals industry make sense of it, understand the importance of adopting it into their business processes, and how they can evaluate its benefits and identify low hanging fruit for their specific needs. We also give examples from Germany on how integrated technology has led to improved process optimisation and flexibility, greater customer relationships, efficiencies in workload and reduced operating cost. Showcasing...

Duration:00:26:44

Addressing the skills gap through diversity.

4/16/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Maori Hydraulic Engineer at Norman Disney & Young, Byron Konia. We discuss what our metals industry can do to better facilitate Maori engagement with engineering – and why that’s so important for us to do in terms of extending our industry capacity to become more diverse and attractive to work in. We also speak candidly with Maori Education Trust General Manager Evelyn Newman to understand why scholarships are essential in assisting students...

Duration:00:29:36

How to build a thriving metals sector.

3/27/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Metals NZ Chief Executive Nick Collins, SCNZ Manager Darren O’Riley and HERA CEO Troy Coyle about cooperation and support across the entire NZ metals sector. We clarify the roles and relationships between these three key metals industry organisations and discuss threats and opportunities within the sector as well as sustainability, advocacy and improving productivity. More about Nick: Nick is Chief Executive of Metals NZ – a co-operative...

Duration:00:32:48

How innovation drives the global economy.

3/27/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Ross Pearce, programme manager design at Callaghan Innovation about how innovation is driving the global economy. We discuss Artificial Intelligence, robotics, blockchain as both disruptors and opportunities and how companies like Team Emirates and Rocket Lab have harnessed innovation to take on the world. Ross Pearce is programme manager design at Callaghan Innovation whose passionate about achieving business success through applied...

Duration:00:26:43

The future of manufacturing In New Zealand.

3/27/2019
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In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Professor Goran Roos about the potential of the manufacturing industry to transform the New Zealand economy. We discuss the role of manufacturing in raising living standards, challenge common perceptions of the manufacturing industry and talk about the threats and benefits of new technologies. Professor Göran Roos is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of...

Duration:00:34:32