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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 >>

Spring is in the air

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 12:54 pm | BusinessNZ

There is a distinct spring in the step of the New Zealand economy, with nearly all indicators pointing to continued expansion, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast. More >>

Contractor Bill defeated

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 10:49 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ supports the decision by Parliament today to defeat the Minimum Wage (Contractor Remuneration) Amendment Bill. More >>

Urban planning problems carefully considered

Friday, 19 August 2016, 11:19 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the report identifies key problems with current urban planning, and makes useful recommendations. More >>

Agreement on climate change welcomed

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 4:45 pm | BusinessNZ

News that the Government plans to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change has been welcomed by BusinessNZ and the Sustainable Business Council. More >>

Contractor Bill confused

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 3:39 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says a new Bill coming up for vote in Parliament is confused. The Contractor Bill could be passed into law next week, as a result of a vote switch by MP Peter Dunne. More >>

BNZ - BusinessNZ Perfomance of Services Index - July 2016

Monday, 15 August 2016, 11:56 am | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s services sector experienced a dip in expansion levels during July, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). More >>

Local Government in Need of Fresh Ideas

Monday, 25 July 2016, 3:34 pm | BusinessNZ

Local Government Business Forum has called the New Zealand Initiative’s latest report a breath of "fresh ideas" in the often stale debate about what is the right size for local authorities. More >>

Greens manufacturing focus welcomed

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 12:04 pm | BusinessNZ

ManufacturingNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says the proposal to establish a Minister for Manufacturing would be helpful in achieving more focus on the sector. More >>

Local Govt transparency move welcomed

Monday, 11 July 2016, 12:13 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the programme, aimed at improving and measuring the performance of local authorities, focuses on a number of areas of concern. More >>

Electric vehicles central to closing global emissions gap

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:37 am | BusinessNZ

Newly released research by the World Energy Council (WEC) shows that electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by policy makers around the world. More >>

Less planning more choice needed

Thursday, 2 June 2016, 12:48 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the Government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity but says it may not address long-term issues around land supply. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says a gradual approach to dismantling metropolitan urban ... More >>

Budget 2016 shows prudent economic management

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 3:26 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says positive GDP and employment growth figures, and projected growth in exports, investment and other indicators give confidence about New Zealand’s economic path. More >>

Apprenticeship funding good for growth

Friday, 20 May 2016, 10:11 am | BusinessNZ

Funding for an additional 5,000 apprenticeships has been announced for this year’s Budget. More >>



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