Networking Event

CentrePort Tour – May 2017

CentrePort Six Months on from the Earthquake

In response to member concerns about the difficulties CentrePort’s November 2016 earthquake damage is having on business, port management invited us on site tours in May. A total of 27 people took advantage of the opportunity, visiting in two SBA groups. Ray Mudgeway, CentrePort’s GM Container Services hosted us with bus tours to give everyone a first-hand view. Ray pointed out all the work done to date and the damage still to be repaired, explaining the process along the way.

The earthquake has caused a lot of disruption to businesses in the region. But the extent of damage has also given CentrePort the opportunity to completely re-work the freight-handling layout. The changes will improve functionality, and see the port through future years when fully operational once more.

Key points that Ray explained to us included:

  • More damage was sustained in places where underlying rocks are deepest than where the port sits on a shallower rock base. Some buildings with no earthquake strengthening at all came out fine, while some that had been brought up to standard before November are now not safe to enter.
  • The reclaimed land dropped one metre and the wharf moved up 30cm. All that movement meant the sea wall at the edge of the port was badly damaged.
  • The two large cranes weighing 800 tonne each jumped 30-40 cm during the earthquake.
  • Since the event, CentrePort has been running on generators while the power source is being repaired. This work should be finished by early June.
  • The shipping companies still have Wellington on their schedules so the moment they have a date confirmed, the container ships will be back in port.
  • The plan is currently to be back to pre-quake volumes by August 2017.
  • The new wharf is costing $23m, but is only a temporary repair. It is being built directly in front of the two container cranes that have been sitting on storm anchors since the evening before the earthquake. The wharf will be tied back to existing structures for strength, and sit on piles going down 39m.
  • The earthquake rebuild has enabled CentrePort to reconfigure the way it runs by upgrading the whole layout. Twelve buildings will be removed in the process, and going forward operations will be quite different and more efficient than before.
  • In the meantime, the rail is up and running again.
  • Every aspect of port trade is up from last year, proving business hasn’t stopped despite all the inconvenience.
  • All costs of repair will be covered by insurance so money isn’t the issue in project planning. It’s simply a huge repair job, and CentrePort is addressing it just as fast as they can.

It is clear from our tour and discussions that ultimately, Wellington will have a much more efficiently operating port than before disaster struck in November 2016.

This was a valuable exercise for members, and while logistical and financial issues remain, we do appreciate the scale of CentrePort’s challenge. We thank Ray and CentrePort for the opportunity to see just what is happening to get local freight movement back to full capacity.

To see images of the Port damage and further information about the repair work view the document below.

SBA Container Update April 2017

Fraser Engineering Business after Five

Date: Wed 11 May, 2016 5.00pm – 7pm

Venue: Fraser Engineering, 18 Peterkin Street, Wingate

RSVP: seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

For our next BA5 we have decided to visit outside of our own Business Community.  You and your staff are invited to join us at Fraser Engineering to see them in action!

There will be a drinks and nibbles provided while you hear an update on this very successful Lower Hutt business followed by a tour.

Please RSVP your attendance and there is no charge.

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Macaulay Metals Business after Five BBQ

Date: Tuesday 23 February, 2016 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Venue: Macaulay Metals, 45 Seaview Road, Seaview

RSVP: seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

An invitation to ‘Macaulay Metals Business after Five’ event to be held on Tuesday 23 February.

Join us for a BBQ, yard tours and a brief update on the business and where it is heading.

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New Zealand Post Business after Five

Date: Wed 16 March, 2016 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: New Zealand Post, 9-15 Meachen St, Seaview

RSVP: seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

An invitation to ‘NZ Post Business after Five’ event to be held on Wednesday 16 March. Brought to you by NZ Post, Seaview Working Group and Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Join us for a glass of wine and nibbles at our upcoming Business after Five event and see NZ Post in action!

New Zealand Post delivers over 1,000,000 parcels out of Seaview every year for business and communities. As an organisation that’s been around for 175 years ‘delivery’ is in our DNA! And to meet future business and community needs we’re continually evolving to come up with new and innovative ways for you to find, reach and connect with your customers.

Our highly skilled logistics team work with you to create tailored communications solutions to meet your business’s needs, including digital and traditional networks, managed warehousing, sea and air freight, specialist customs clearance and distribution to market.

Fee:  No charge to Seaview/Gracefield businesses

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CALLAGHAN INNOVATION TOUR

Date: Wednesday 18th November 2015 3pm – 5pm

Venue: Callaghan Innovation, afternoon tea provided

RSVP: to Claire Allan at seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

Callaghan Innovation would like to invite you for a tour of three of their teams, including The Workshop, the KiwiStar Team and Advance Materials and then for afternoon tea afterwards.

In the workshop tour you can expect to see the Group’s machine shop and a small number of projects which our workshop is currently involved in.

For the KiwiStar tour, we are hoping to show you KiwiSpec, a compact spectrograph that the team at KiwiStar have recently built and also show some of the other expertise present within the KiwiStar team.

During the visit to Advanced Materials you will be shown examples of how materials research has helped a number of New Zealand businesses with examples as disparate as manufacturing ice cream and aerospace.

On arrival please meet at the Callaghan Innovation main reception.

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STAFF ENGAGEMENT – Dale Carnegie Workshop   

Date: Wed 29 April, 2015 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Pelorus Trust Sports House, Hutt Park Seaview

RSVP: seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

Refreshments provided

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MASTERPET BUSINESS AFTER FIVE

Date: Wed 18 March, 2015 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Masterpet Building, 143 Hutt Park Road, Lower Hutt

RSVP: seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

Proud winners of Supreme and Manufacturing & Distribution Awards 2014 Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

Can there truly be over 3,500 items to buy for your pet? There certainly can!
Masterpet recently opened their new warehouse in Gracefield which distributes these items to delight and nourish pets.

Join us for a glass of wine and nibbles where we will take you on a guided tour of the premises and gain an insight into how this family owned business of brothers Wayne and Brent Wootton has gone on to become a market leader in its industry.

This is a joint event with the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Seaview Working Group.

More info:  Masterpet BA5

Fee: No charge to Seaview/Gracefield Businesses

        

 

 

THE PLAN TO IMPROVE SECURITY IN SEAVIEW 

Date: Tuesday 17th February 2015, 5.30pm-7pm

Venue: Pelorus Trust Sports House, Hutt Park

RSVP: seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

Refreshments provided plus

There will be a business card draw for a $150 Cobar voucher

There will be presentations from a number of different organisations on this topic including Jimmy Ballantyne, City Safe Manager at HCC, Police, Community Patrols and Total Harbour City Guards.

We want to work together to make Seaview/Gracefield a safer place to have your business.

 

 

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Corporate Direct Wines Business After 5

You are warmly invited to a  Business After Five hosted by Corporate Direct Wines and the Seaview Working Group at the Lowry Bay Yacht Club in Seaview. Join Corporate Direct Wines CEO Grant Archibald plus a guest Winemaker in an informal tasting of a selection of local and international wines.

Corporate Direct Wines has been selling wines from their Seaview base for more than ten years. Their business is divided into two divisions; Winesale.co.nz which sells wines direct to the public via the internet and Blackboard Wines which wholesales wines to restaurants and stores around New Zealand.

Corporate Direct Wines imports wines from all around the world as well as representing some of New Zealand’s most loved wine brands including, Whitehaven, Margrain, No.1 Family Estate and Brightwater.

Date:      Thursday 4th September, 5.30 – 7.30 pm
Venue:   Lowry Bay Yacht Club, 100 Port Road, Seaview
RSVP:      seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com or 027 478 2235

 

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GNS, NATIONAL ISOTOPE CENTRE

Date:

7th August 2014

Time:

5.30pm-7pm

Invitation

GNS Networking Event

Venue

GNS, 30 Gracefield Road, Gracefield

RSVP:

seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

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NEED HR ADVICE?

Date:

19th May 2014

Time:

5pm-7pm

Invitation

NEED HR ADVICE

Venue

Pelorus Trust Sportshouse, Hutt Park, Seaview

RSVP:

seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

Cost:

$20

 

LEAN BUSINESS

Date:

24th March 2014

Time:

5pm-7pm

Invitation

Lean Business

Venue

Pelorus Trust Sportshouse, Hutt Park, Seaview

RSVP:

seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

Cost:

$20

Notes:

Notes from the Lean Business Seminar

 

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OUTLOOK FOR BUSINESS

Date:

20th February 2014

Time:

5.30-7.30pm

Invitation

The Voice of Business

Venue

Pelorus Trust Sportshouse, Hutt Park, Seaview

RSVP:

seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com

Cost:

$20

 

Howard Material Handling Ltd

Lift it Load it Tie it Tension it

Date:

17th October 2013

Time:

5-7pm

Invitation

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Venue

47 Port Road

RSVP:

seaviewworkinggroup@gmail.com