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More practical and applied skills needed

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 9:50 am | BusinessNZ

More practical and applied skills are needed for technical jobs, says BusinessNZ. Commenting on the Science Technicians Workforce report by the Royal Society Te Apārangi, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the problem of undersupply of technical ... More >>

Solid Budget that could have done more to stimulate economy

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:38 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says the 2017 Budget does a good job of addressing Government priorities of maintaining surpluses, reducing debt and funding infrastructure and services, but fails to meaningfully improve tax settings More >>

Better regulation endorsed

Friday, 21 April 2017, 4:13 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the Government’s new Regulatory Management Strategy should help address some red tape issues for business. More >>

Immigration thresholds to focus on skills

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:42 am | BusinessNZ

Changes to immigration settings will help get higher skilled migrants while also safeguarding the positon of New Zealand workers, says BusinessNZ. More >>

New report sheds light on emission reductions

Monday, 10 April 2017, 9:17 am | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) today released the second in its series of reports on energy scenarios to 2050. This report looks at the contribution the energy and transport sectors can make to emission reductions ( BEC 2050: A deep dive into the ... More >>

Survey highlights rise of energy system uncertainty

Friday, 7 April 2017, 9:53 am | BusinessNZ

The World Energy Council’s World Energy Issues Monitor 2017, including the third annual energy issues map for New Zealand, shows New Zealand’s energy sector is not immune to growing global and domestic energy system uncertainty. It’s keeping ... More >>

Two young Kiwis recognised as global Future Energy Leaders

Wednesday, 5 April 2017, 12:31 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is pleased to announce two young New Zealanders are on their way to becoming the next generation of New Zealand’s energy leaders, capable of solving the world’s most pressing challenges around energy and sustainability. More >>

NZ economy on track

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:02 am | BusinessNZ

After slightly lower growth in the last quarter, the economy appears back on track for solid growth in the 2017 March quarter, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast . More >>

Cross-party agreement positive

Friday, 24 March 2017, 4:34 pm | BusinessNZ

The Labour Greens Budget agreement announced today is a welcome development in election year, says BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope. More >>

NZ business welcomes cross-party climate change report

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:08 pm | BusinessNZ

A new cross-party report setting out scenarios for a zero net emissions New Zealand paves the way for the first public discussion on how New Zealand can meet its Paris commitments, say BusinessNZ and the Sustainable Business Council. More >>

Employability skills framework welcomed

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 12:25 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the launch of the Employability Skills Framework, to help ensure young people gain employability skills. More >>

Save the TPPA - exporters

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:31 am | BusinessNZ

New Zealand exporters want to see every effort made to save the TPPA, says ExportNZ. The New Zealand Trade Minister today said he would investigate with the 10 other TPPA partners the options for continuing to bring the deal to fruition. More >>

Trade Update - January 2017: EU/UK/Brexit

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 2:55 pm | BusinessNZ

Brexit and the form of exit chosen by the UK Government has just made New Zealand's relationship with Europe more complex. More >>

NZ economy shaken but not stirred

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 10:11 am | BusinessNZ

The New Zealand economy continues to prosper with nearly all key indicators pointing to respectable annual growth of around 3.5 percent, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast . More >>

Employers can’t find New Zealanders to employ

Sunday, 6 November 2016, 10:24 pm | BusinessNZ

Employers can’t find New Zealanders to employ Source: BusinessNZ -- BusinessNZ says Labour’s proposal to tax employers who are not providing training would be a blunt instrument that would not fix the problem of skills shortages. More >>

Infrastructure pipeline needs to work for New Zealand

Friday, 28 October 2016, 1:55 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the trans-Tasman infrastructure pipeline launched in Sydney today, saying it will assist with attracting investors, suppliers and developers of infrastructure to Australia and New Zealand. More >>

‘Available to work’ numbers are inflated - BusinessNZ

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:13 pm | BusinessNZ

The Salvation Army today claimed young unemployed New Zealanders are not getting employment opportunities because of unfair competition from migrant workers. More >>

Improved ACC governance - but risks remain

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:19 pm | BusinessNZ

The latest consultation on the level of ACC levies demonstrates the improved governance of the ACC scheme, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Migration rules a sign of progress

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 3:01 pm | BusinessNZ

Changes to Immigration NZ’s the permanent residence rules will help prioritise more highly skilled immigrants, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Insights for change in tertiary education

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:53 am | BusinessNZ

The Productivity Commission’s draft report on barriers to innovation in the tertiary education system deserves to be debated, says BusinessNZ. More >>



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