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Boringly prudent, responsible

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:27 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Michael Barnett, Auckland Chamber of Commerce head, agreed the taxes returned to the pockets of middle New Zealanders was made possible by the hard work and success of business over the past eight years. More >>

ATEED having to bid for Auckland to host a rugby test match

Friday, 5 May 2017, 2:28 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

“What the hell are we doing bidding for a rugby game that would be best held in Auckland and if it wasn't would deny Rugby of an optimum audience.” More >>

Chamber of Commerce applauds pay equity settlement

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 2:10 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The many businesses that do not have a gender pay gap have no reason to be alarmed by the pay equity settlement reached in government-funded care service sectors which employ mainly women on low rates. Applauding the reported move to pay equity for ... More >>

Edgecombe needs people power

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 2:09 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

With several hundred Edgecombe homes needing to be cleared of sodden furniture, ruined possessions, and water damage, Michael Barnett, head of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce has put out a call to businesses and sporting organisations who operate ... More >>

Targeted accommodation rate compromise – still flawed

Friday, 7 April 2017, 11:12 am | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Talk of a compromise targeted accommodation rate that excludes camping grounds, backpackers and motels on the fringe of the city is underway at Council but not in a way that includes the tourism industry and business and may result in a response that is flawed ... More >>

Westpac Auckland Business Awards Best of the Best Winners

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 10:34 am | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Health and wellness flexed its muscles at last night’s Business Awards Finals More >>

Upper North Shore: No more housing until Penlink assured

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:52 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Upper North Shore residents make big call: “no more housing starts until Penlink assured” - a message likely to be attractive to other stressed Auckland communities More >>

Impose targeted visitor tax at the border - not councils

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 9:55 am | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

A targeted visitor tax imposed at New Zealand’s border is the fairest way to ensure tourists contribute to cover costs of their visit. More >>

Mayor’s Auckland accommodation tax a backward step

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 1:20 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

7 March 2017 Media Release Mayor’s Auckland accommodation tax a backward step for the city Targeting Auckland’s accommodation sector with a tax designed to raise $28 million to cover tourism and event promotion creates more problems than it solves ... More >>

“Call for Talent”

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 2:47 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Chamber of Commerce’s February Business Confidence Survey, reports continued optimism and an expectation that the next 6 months will continue to deliver good times for business. More >>

Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate won’t help the city

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4:34 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Turning tourists away because of Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate “won’t help the city.” More >>

Living Wage

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 2:02 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

All businesses, including councils hire on merit, so paying a higher rate without asking for better performance is not sound business practice. Private sector businesses would soon go out of business, but councils take the easy option – they simply ... More >>

Auckland Chamber launches confidential service

Monday, 23 January 2017, 4:07 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Increasing numbers of migrants and younger workers being taken advantage of by employers; notes Auckland Chamber head Michael Barnett. More >>

Closure of Westfield Rail Station – “Shortsighted”

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 3:09 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Closing Westfield rail station will do nothing to improve travel for South Auckland workers and residents and do nothing significant for the rest of Auckland either, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett. Auckland Transport claims ... More >>

Auckland Airport gridlock

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:53 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

A fast fix of Auckland Airport’s traffic nightmare needs to be a project of ‘national significance’ focused on the entire transport network, especially the two state highways (SH20A and SH20B) that give access to the airport. More >>

East West Link Promise

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 3:24 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

“NZTA should keep its East West Link promise to lodge a consent application in early December,” Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett, said today More >>

Santa Parade this Sunday

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 12:25 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The City Rail Link construction work underway in Albert Street means this year’s Santa Parade Route will take a right turn from Queen Street into Customs Street East, not the usual left turn and parade ending in Albert St. More >>

Low unemployment reinforces our persistent skill shortages

Friday, 4 November 2016, 11:16 am | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

“Given that the unemployment level of 4.9% probably includes a group of people who are unemployable and others who don’t want to work, it means that New Zealand is faced with having a very small pool of talent available for work,” says Mr Barnett. More >>

Licensing of offshore-based education agents "Needs fixing"

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 3:29 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Licensing of offshore-based education agents – “Needs fixing,” says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett More >>

Changes to better match immigrants to needs of business

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 5:19 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Changes to better match skilled immigrants to needs of business – “welcome move,” says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett. More >>

 

 

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