HR Support

A copy of the Association’s HR manual “Making Things Better – Human Resources” is issued to all members on joining.

Additional copies of our manual are available for members either electronically or in hard copy. Contact The Manufacturers' Network on 0800 353 2540 or email for more details.

We also offer an HR Advisory Service to give members access to the latest information on employment relations advice. Lane Neave, Tavendale and Partners, and Kensington Swan are The Manufacturers' Network's HR Advisory Service and together, will support members of The Manufacturers' Network with up to date and accurate advice.

Andrew Shaw - BA, LLM (Hons) – Lane Neave

Andrew Shaw specialises in all aspects of employment law including accident compensation and health & safety. He also has a special interest in energy law and immigration. Andrew has extensive knowledge of legislation and case law relating to his speciality areas. He works with businesses and companies of all sizes and has represented his clients in a number of Tribunals, Authorities, District, High and Employment Courts as well as the Court of Appeal.

David Caldwell –Tavendale and Partners


David is a litigator and specialist in Resource Management, Local Government and Employment law. In the employment arena his experience is in depth and wide ranging. He has advised and represented employers through significant collective negotiations, provided strategic and focussed advice on large scale restructurings, and represented both employers and employees in personal grievances and disputes.

Anthony Drake – Kensington Swan - Auckland


Anthony is acknowledged as a leader in his field and advises some of New Zealand’s largest organisations across the full suite of employment-related issues. Anthony provides experienced and expert advice on employment agreements, employment aspects of commercial transactions, dismissals, redundancy, restraints of trade, employment disputes, privacy and human rights. He also provides training and education to avoid issues arising.