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‘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 >>

Integration of careers service good for employment

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 1:04 pm | BusinessNZ

Integration of Careers New Zealand into the Tertiary Education Commission is a positive move, says BusinessNZ. More >>

RMA changes may not fix deeper problems

Friday, 6 May 2016, 10:08 am | BusinessNZ

Changes proposed for the Resource Management Act are positive but may not address the RMA’s deeper problems, says BusinessNZ in its submission on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. More >>

Water regime needs complete overhaul

Friday, 22 April 2016, 2:51 pm | BusinessNZ

Water is key to NZ’s economic growth, and business needs certainty over the rights to use it, says BusinessNZ. BusinessNZ’s submission to the Ministry of the Environment released today recommends a complete overhaul of the regime for dealing with water. ... More >>



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