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Notice of Annual General Meeting


Teleconference Venues:

Spark City

167 Victoria St West

Central Business District


Spark Platforms

16 Walker St

Central Business District




Members unable to attend one of the above venues will be able to join either by their own desktop/mobile video or by teleconference.  Dial-in details will be provided when the final notice of meeting is distributed.


Date & Time:

Tuesday, 20th February 2018

At 7.30 pm



Nominations are called for the positions of:

·         National President

·         National Secretary/Treasurer

·         Branch Councillors (Branch Chairmen are ex officio members of Council)


All nominations are to be signed by two Corporate Members and received by the National Secretary/Treasurer by Saturday 10th February.



All remits, for consideration at the Annual General Meeting, are to be signed by two Corporate Members and received by the National Secretary/Treasurer by Saturday 10th February.



·         Apologies

·         Confirmation of Minutes of the Previous AGM

·         Presidents Report

·         Financial Report

·         Secretarys Report

·         Sponsorship Report

·         Engineering Associates Registration Board Report

·         Election of Officers

o   National President

o   National Secretary/Treasurer

o   Branch Councillors

·         Appointment of Financial Reviewer

·         Setting of 2018 Subscription Rate

·         Appointment Bank Account Signatories

·         Consideration of Formal Remits

·         General Business




A listing of science and knowledge events in New Zealand


Wellington, Christchurch (coming soon)



Recruitment Challenges and the Changing Face of Electronics in the Armed Forces

Hello All


Further to my posting on 1/9/17 (below) have a look at


http://navy.mil.nz/downloads/pdf/navy-today/nt214.pdf   page 22.


This makes interesting reading also.


73,  David (ZL2DW Hastings)



----- Original Message -----

Hello All,

I've just been reading the (NZ) "Navy Today" publication




In particular P22, re Electronic Tech's.    Bryony H. says..........        ".....it seems to be hard to find people interested in Electronics,....."   and so on.


That's pretty sad and youngsters are missing a great opportunity.


73,  David (ZL2DW Hastings)



Scientists Develop Generator that can Fit in your Body

Humans have been utilising the power of water for many thousands of years, and now scientists are taking the same principles and applying them to a whole new arena. In a nutshell researchers want to scale down the technology used in Hydro-electric dams and connect it to the human blood stream, essentially creating a mini generator to power devices like pacemakers. The science is far more advanced than that and if you can read the full article here.

Thanks to Malcolm Wheeler for the links.

EMEX 2018




Industry 4.0, Advanced Manufacturing (3D printing) and Robotic Automation will heavily feature in the newly created INNOVATION QUARTER. Do you wish to advertise and market your products to over 5000 industry professionals?  Book your spot in the Innovation Quarter NOW. 

In conjunction with the Manufacturers' Network and Competenz, the industry apprenticeship organisation, we will offer Apprenticeship Workshops and speed meet sessions for motivated high school students looking at starting a career in engineering or manufacturing. 

Machine Tooling Exhibitors will, of course, demonstrate the latest (CNC) machines with sessions at regular intervals. Welding equipment suppliers will have digital augmented reality welding competitions for visitors to participate in.

Plus so much more!

view the new floorplan now






EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING HUB - including apprenticeship workshops and 'speed meet'








Showcase your services to New Zealands premier manufacturing and engineering companies who are leading the world in technology advancement and innovation.

Download the Sales Pack HERE>>
Or view it online as a Flipping Book>>
View the Floorplan HERE>>


EMEX 2018 is 80% booked already. Dont miss out on this powerful and exciting opportunity to grow your business through engaging directly with 5,000+ industry professionals and decision makers.


For 40 years EMEX has been providing an opportunity to showcase innovative products and technology.

This Trade Only event offers a professional and comprehensive sales & marketing platform bringing together industry buyers, suppliers and educators to share ideas and develop business relationships.  With potential onsite buying power of $422,000,000 (FreshInfo Economic Evaluation Report 2016)

Independently audited attendance data clearly shows over 75% of the visitors are the makers of purchasing decisions. Dont miss out on EMEX, your best sales and marketing opportunity for 2018.

For a taste of what EMEX is like,view the 2016 video on YouTube or check out the 2016 Show Image Gallery.


E2 E


Here is the latest Engineering E2E newsletter.



  • Engineering e2e achievements 2017
  • 2018 NZDE/BEngTech Forum - employers are invited
  • Feasibility studies for micro-credentials
  • Research on Regional Engineering Education Hubs
  • Survey winner announced
  • New survey



Engineering e2e and Business New Zealand are building an engineering employer resource portal  to provide practical tools to help companies recruit, retain and develop the engineers they need a one stop shop for engineering employers.


Wed like you to tell us what resources you need. Please complete this short survey here - it should only take 10 minutes of your time.


If you have feedback on any of our initiatives, please send it to engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz

If you have feedback on any of our initiatives, please send it to engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz

Copies of all our newsletters can be found on our website http://www.engineeringe2e.org.nz/Newsletter.cfm

Best wishes

The Engineering E2E Team




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From the Management Team at the IRHACE Centre. We wish You and Your family a Safe and Happy Holiday.

The IRHACE Centre will be closed from midday 22 December and will reopen on Monday 8 January 2018.

In this newsletter we have started working towards our new format. We heard what you wanted, more about that later in the newsletter.




Hazardous Substances Regulations

You may be aware that new regulations for working with hazardous substances come into force on 1 December this year. While many of the existing rules will transfer across to the new regulations, there are key changes that people need to be aware of.

click here for more






Whats on this month

  • 6 Dec | Branch Trade Night. Aucklands Deputy Mayor, Bill Cashmore will be attending and presenting certificates - Auckland



Whats News


Releasing refrigerants into the atmosphere is illegal

Refrigerators, freezers and air-conditioning units contain refrigerants that damage the environment. Synthetic greenhouse gases (SGGs) are now widely used as refrigerants in fridges and air-conditioning units. Under the Climate Change Response Act (CCRA) 2002 it will be illegal to release SGGs into the atmosphere from 1 January 2013.

click here for more





5 things we learned from one of the worlds biggest surveys of young people

Young people feel that theyre not being listened to by global decision makers. But with over half of the worlds population under the age of 30, it wont be long before they will be making their voices heard.

click here for more




Why Corporate Climate Action Momentum Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

This Junes announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord left many in our industry shaken and uncertain. Further repercussions were felt this October following the E.P.A.s proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan. Like many in our industry, I questioned the real consequences of these announcements. Would carbon reduction remain a priority for leading businesses? Would the lack of federal commitment slow the pace of corporate sustainability efforts?

click here for more





Synthetic Refrigerant HFC Phase Down is coming plan now or pay the costs.

If you are making decisions around refrigeration assets you need to know significant change is happening in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry that will affect your investments, impacting on compliance and health and safety systems. Global environmental initiatives could make the money you spend now wasted, as systems become outdated, or simply inoperable, due to changes in legislation and as a result, refrigerant cost and availability.

click here for more




After 30 years of the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is gradually healing

This weekend marks the 30th birthday of the Montreal Protocol, often dubbed the worlds most successful environmental agreement. The treaty, signed on September 16, 1987, is slowly but surely reversing the damage caused to the ozone layer by industrial gases such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

click here for more




One-off Seminar with limited spaces

After the very successful Bim 101- an insight roadshow in 2016 with over 800 registrations, we have decided to bring an updated version back for one time only

click here for more



Snap Survey




  • Industry News 92.86%
  • Upcoming Events 92.86%
  • Technical Information 78.57%
  • HFC Updates 78.57%
  • Job Adverts 50%
  • Member Profiles 50%
  • Supplier Profiles 48.7%



Health and Safety


New Government endorsed health and safety toolkit now available

SafePlus, a new Government developed and endorsed health and safety toolkit, is now available to all New Zealand businesses, and is set to help lift the health and safety performance in workplaces across the country.

click here for more




Industry Training and Apprenticeship Update


Apprenticeship training update

Competenz has been working with IRHACE to ensure apprentices have access to appropriate block courses to support their training. The industry training organisation acknowledges there have been challenges with delivery of the course in the South Island.

Southern Regional Apprenticeships Manager Steve Brooks and the Competenz provider team have been working with all affected learners and businesses to ensure programmes can still be successfully progressed. They are actively exploring other options for South Island delivery and expect to make an announcement before Christmas.

Competenz offers a range of qualifications in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration and can provide tailored training plans to suit your business. For more information and video resources, visit and www.competenz.org.nz/RAC and www.competenz.org.nz/HVAC

If you have any questions about industry training, please call Competenz customer services on 0800 526 1800.




Apprenticeship vs degree - who earns more in a lifetime

An apprenticeship and career in the trades is just as financially lucrative across a lifetime as a university degree, according to a new report by economic think tank BERL.

click here for more



Job Board


Christian is keen to work in our Industry. If you have an opening with your company please take a look at Christians CV - click here







November 2017


Welcome back to Real Skills from the Industry Training Federation (ITF), bringing you monthly news from ITOs, industry training and apprenticeships.

Please contact us at the ITF with news tips, feedback or comments.




Industry training in the media


Welcoming the new Government : Support for employers will help boost apprentices and deliver skills



ServiceIQ on-job training qualifications are airborne with Emirates 
The group of 12 trainees are all employed by Emirates Flight Catering in its giant commercial kitchen complex in Dubai. Over six months, the catering cooks have been able to develop their craft and knowledge on-job as part of a pilot project set up between ServiceIQ and the airline. Find out more



Beauty NZ Awards
On Saturday 23 September, a glittering event lit up the waterfront as New Zealands best beauty therapists, nail technicians, and makeup artists came together to celebrate success. HITO was the Gold Sponsor of the first ever Beauty NZ Association Awards, held at Te Papa and run by the NZ Association of Registered Beauty Professionals. See more 



Secondary school students startup success

Ryan Hulena and Caleb Churchward have a lot in common. Both attended Central Hawkes Bay College and now at 19 years old, both are completing the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Heavy Engineering) with strand in Road Transport (Levels 3 and 4) through MITO. They also share the view that MITOs StartUp® programme has had a significant influence on their decision to pursue careers in the automotive industry. See more 




Engineering excellence award for future apprentice

Auckland high school student Alan Alarcon has proved hes more than ready for a career in engineering. The Year 13 student received an award for excellence in engineering at the Rangitoto College Vocational Awards, which celebrate achievement in trades-related subjects - engineering, construction, furniture, textiles and apparel, and food. The award has topped off a successful year for Alan, who has been offered an apprenticeship at Rosedale engineering company Douglas B Foote. See more






In May of this year, HITO ran the second BarberCraft Expo in New Zealand. The event was a huge success, 800 + people attending! In an exciting turn of events, BarberCraft is expanding into South Africa. BarberCraft South Africa will have its inaugural event this year in Cape Town on October 21 and 22. Find out more 



Federated Farmers apprenticeship launches

Federated Farmers and Primary ITO have teamed up on an exciting new apprenticeship to rapidly grow people capability in the dairy industry.The Federated Farmers Apprenticeship Dairy will be launched as a pilot in selected regions. Find out more




Business and management

Careerforce business programmes can enhance the administration, leadership and management skills of the full team. We have designed a suite of business and management programmes from Levels 3 through to 6. These programmes were developed in direct response to demand from the industries we support. See more



MITO tours showcase automotive industry to careers advisors

MITO recently ran three successful Automotive Careers Tours in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch to promote the many opportunities that exist for on-the-job learning and apprenticeships in the automotive industry. See more



Forging a successful career
With the Americas Cup set to return to our shores and New Zealand sailors and boat builders revelling in a triumphant campaign, one former NZMACITO apprentice has given us his take on why New Zealand boat builders are considered some of the best in the world.  Nathan Kerry has forged a successful career for himself in Europe following his NZMACITO apprenticeship at Gulf Harbours Brin Wilson Boats. Now based in the UK and owner of NK Marine Services, hes worked on the two biggest superyachts in existence, built the first wings for team Landrover BAR, and worked for the Red Bull Flying Without Wings offshore foiling cat project. See more




Wairoa volunteer given award for giving back
Sara Bird is a volunteer extraordinaire. From firefighting to swim coaching, she has spent years giving back to her community through the volunteer work she engages with in Wairoa. Sara's generosity was recognised when she won the Skills Active /Volunteer /Development/ Award, which included a $500 Learning and Development Grant. This was presented at the Skills Active Industry Stakeholder Event, in Auckland, on October 27. See more




2017 Industry awards
HITO, Kitomba, and NZARH are thrilled to announce the 2017 Industry Awards finalists. The Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the HITO Next Generation of Talent Awards and the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in business and training in the hair, barbering and beauty industries and are a highlight of the industry calendar. See more



Aviation gateway scholarship now open
All secondary school students who have successfully completed Aviation Gateway in 2017 are eligible to apply for the $2000 ServiceIQ Flying NZ Scholarship. In addition to the 2018 ServiceIQ Flying NZ Scholarship, Flying NZ offers two other scholarships that students between 15 and 17 may be interested in. Applications for these scholarships for members of a club's Young Eagles programme can be made through the Flying NZ website.  Find out more



Support for primary sector trainees with dyslexia
Primary ITO offers literacy and numeracy assessments for all trainees to ensure that, if they need support, this is recognised early on and put in place so they can complete their training. These assessments have recently moved from paper-based to online, making them easier for trainees to complete and the results available more quickly. Trainees with lower literacy and numeracy assessment scores are offered dyslexia screening. This screening is quick and straight forward, with the whole process taking around an hour. See more



People enter Tiling in the most unexpected ways
When Nuet Wong and his wife Wei Ting Chia moved to New Zealand with limited English, it was a massive lifestyle change. Before their move, Nuet had been tiling for twelve years in Malaysia and continued his trade in Auckland mainly contracting to two large construction companies.See more



The Skills Organisation:  Apprentice shout out

Hamish is always ready to take on a challenge and he has bought with him his dedication and enthusiasm to the trade as he had for his motor cross bike riding.  Late last year Hamish was involved in a major project that involved site visits, measuring, making profiles and making up lead cap flashings. This is a part of the trade that is being lost to the industry, but Hamish has shown an aptitude for this skill, now undertakes the manufacture of all the lead flashings that the builder/architect requires. See more


NZ Vocational Education And Training Research Forum Goes international

Hot on the heels of another successful NZ VET Research Forum, the ITF and Ako Aotearoa are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with Australia's National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) to co-produce a trans-Tasman event in 2018, featuring the very best of VET research and practice.  The joint conference will be held from August 15 to 17 in Sydney - so stay tuned for more announcements and keep checking Grab-a-Seat ... we'll see you in Sydney!



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Building  Controls  Updates


24 November 2017 No. 225


On 24 November 2017 MBIE amended the scope for Building Code Verification Method C/VM2 Framework for Fire Safety Design.

Consultation on the revised scope for C/VM2 took place from May to July 2017 as part of a package of proposed changes to the documents that provide a means of compliance with the Protection from Fire Building Code clauses.

C/VM2 is a way of demonstrating that a building design meets the fire provisions of the Building Code.

No changes to the Building Code requirements have been introduced by the revised scope. By amending the scope, building consent authorities (BCAs) and designers have greater clarity of demonstrated performance requirements when designs for some types of buildings are submitted for building consent approval. This reduces the risk of designs having to be re-worked.

A transition period for implementing this scope change is not considered necessary as the changes clarify its intended and appropriate use.

The previous scope meant C/VM2 applied to all buildings except tunnels and open air stadia. The revised scope means C/VM2 applies to all buildings except those that:  

  • require configuration of the evacuation procedures in order to meet the fire provisions of the Building Code (such as tall buildings where evacuation is delayed or sequenced), or
  • require managed evacuation schemes (such as international airport terminals or buildings containing patient care facilities at hospitals), or
  • the nature of the fire that could occur in the building is not reasonably defined within the given rules and parameters.

The change to C/VM2 scope aligns with the consultation proposal and takes into consideration sector feedback received from the consultation process.

Fire safety design for buildings that are outside of C/VM2 can be performed using the Fire Engineering Brief (FEB) process along with the use of appropriate parts of C/VM2, which can be considered by the BCA as an alternative solution.

If you have a design underway that you are concerned about, please contact your BCA in the first instance to discuss what, if any, additional information you may need to provide.

Further detailed changes to C/VM2, which were consulted on from May to July 2017, are still being considered by MBIE and will involve further consultation on technical changes. This current scope amendment is considered a priority change within MBIEs wider fire safety programme. 

Read Verification Method C/VM2 [PDF 1.0 MB]

Information on MBIEs Fire Safety Proposals consultation is available on the MBIE Corporate website



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Third Quarter 2017 Operating Results Cash Flow
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Full Year Result 2016 Operating Results Cash Flow
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Reviewers's Report

Minutes of AGM


Held by Video/Teleconference Conference


Spark City

167 Victoria St West

Central Business District



Spark Connect

16 Walker St

Central Business District



Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 7:33pm.



Ralph Boshier, Ian Brown,  Bruce Hurley, Bruce Jensen, Levi Martin, Mark McKinney, Ross Muir, Peter Over,  Keith Smith, Ross Weir, Malcolm Wheeler, Ian Woodhead



Mike Duncan, John Dunn, Basil Orr


That apologies be accepted (Ralph Boshier/ Ross Muir).



Minutes of Previous AGM

That the minutes of the previous AGM, held on Tuesday 16th February 2016 at 7.30 pm be confirmed as a true and accurate record (Bruce Jensen/Ross Muir).



Matters Arising


Nil matter arising from the minutes.


Presidents Report

That Presidents Report be accepted (Ross Muir/Bruce Jensen).



Matters Arising


Nil matters arising from the report.


Secretarys Report

That Secretarys Report be accepted (Bruce Hurley/Ross Muir).



Matters Arising


Ross Muir advised he is in discussion with an unnamed third party philanthropic fund regarding funding for a further two student scholarships a year.


Financial Report

That Financial Report be accepted (Bruce Hurley/Ross Muir).



Matters Arising


The Secretary/treasurer noted he had added a clause recording the Institutes liability, under the Engineering Associates Act, to financially support the Board in the event of a shortfall in funds.  The Board has signalled no immediate requirement to call on funds from organisations registered under the Act.


Keith Smith hnoted the last time the Board called on funds from the Institute was for the visit from John Leech of British Columbia in support of the Technicians Registration Task Force.


Ian Woodhead asked what the future plans for the Institutes reserves were and suggested they could benefit the Institute if used for promotional activity to attract new members.  General discuss followed and concluded to retain the funds as reserves.


Ross Muir expressed his appreciation for the job done by the Secretary/Treasurer.


EARB Report

That Engineering Associates Registration Board Report be accepted (Bruce Hurley/Ralph Boshier).



Matters Arising


Nil matters arising from the report.


Election of Officers





National President

Ross Muir

Bruce Hurley

Ralph Boshier

National Secretary/ Treasurer

Bruce Hurley

Ross Muir

Ian Brown

Auckland Branch Councillor

Ralph Boshier

Ross Muir

Malcolm Wheeler

Waikato/BoP Branch Councillor

Ian Brown

Mark McKinney

Gavin Petrie

Palmerston North Branch Councillor

Bob ODriscoll

Malcolm Wheeler

Ross Muir

Wellington Branch Councillor

Keith Smith

Malcolm Wheeler

Arnold Darby

Christchurch Branch Councillor

Ian Woodhead

Ex Officio

2nd Christchurch Branch Councillor

Levi Martin

Elected by Christchurch Branch

Dunedin Branch Councillor

Terry Thomas

Ex Officio

2nd Dunedin Branch Councillor


Elected by Dunedin Branch


There being only one nomination for each position, all positions were confirmed without the need for elections.


Appointment of Financial Reviewer

That the current financial reviewer, Jeremy Barrett be reappointed for the 2017 financial year (Bruce Hurley/Ralph Boshier)



2017 Subscriptions

That the membership subscription rate remains at $20.00 for the 2017 financial year (Bruce Hurley/Ross Muir).



The Secretary/Treasurer confirmed he has the authority to waive subscriptions in cases of financial hardship.


Cheque Signatories

That the current cheque signatories (Ross Muir/Ralph Boshier/Bruce Hurley) be retained (Bruce Jensen/Ian Woodhead).




Nil submitted


General Business

The Spark Foundation

That a donation of $50.00 be made to the Spark Foundation in recognition of making the video conference facilities available the meeting.  (Bruce Hurley/Ross Muir).



Auckland VHF Group

That a donation of $100.00 be made to the Auckland VHF Group of the NZART in recognition of their continuing support through making their club rooms available for use the New Zealand Electronics Institute, their standing invitation for Institute members to attend their meetings and access to their magazine, Spectrum (Bruce Hurley/Ian Brown).





Ralph Boshier, again, highlighted that Christchurch is the Institutes most active Branch and complemented the Christchurch team for their industry.  Ian Woodhead noted the activity of the Christchurch Branch is thanks to the hard work of Bruce Jensen..


No further general business.



The meeting was declared closed at 8.15pm.


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