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Employment changes not good for flexibility, productivity

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 5:40 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says proposed changes to employment law should be carefully scrutinised to ensure the strengths of the current employment relations framework are not lost. More >>

Intelligent transport systems could earn $1.5 billion a year

Monday, 19 March 2018, 6:33 pm | BusinessNZ

Intelligent transport systems could be a sunrise tech industry for New Zealand, earning up to $1.5 billion a year, a new industry report has found. More >>

Turnout at Leadership Forum underscores opportunities

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 12:20 pm | BusinessNZ

Some 250 senior Australian and New Zealand business and community leaders, twelve Government Ministers and two Prime Ministers will meet in Sydney this Friday, 2nd March, to identify ways to strengthen the trans-Tasman relationship. More >>

Auckland gathering of Asia-Pacific business leaders

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:04 am | BusinessNZ

The meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) being held from 1-4 February in Auckland will seek to advance sustainable and inclusive growth. More >>

BusinessNZ on employment changes

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 1:14 pm | BusinessNZ

Changed employment relations rules will mean increased compliance for employers but are reasonably pragmatic regarding pressures on small firms, says BusinessNZ. More >>

NZ economy on course but some risks

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 12:47 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the December 2017 quarter shows strength in many parts of the economy although with some risk from business sentiment and future wage pressures. More >>

Sustainable Business Council welcomes Zero Carbon Act

Monday, 18 December 2017, 5:36 pm | BusinessNZ

The Sustainable Business Council welcomes the announcement of a robust process to develop the Zero Carbon Act and establish a climate commission. More >>

BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes winter energy payment

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 5:12 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the announcement of a winter energy payment, which will help those Kiwis who find it difficult to pay their electricity bills. More >>

NZ Services Sector Expands in August

Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:13 am | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s services sector experienced a lift in expansion during August, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for August was 57.3, which was 1.3 points higher than July (A PSI reading above 50.0 indicates that ... More >>

Greens Double Down on Climate

Monday, 11 September 2017, 8:49 am | BusinessNZ

Green and Labour policies on climate change taken together would bring a much more stringent approach to emissions reduction, risking investment and jobs, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Business sentiment and the 2017 election

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:38 pm | BusinessNZ

Business is relatively happy with the policy direction of New Zealand but wants some key changes. More >>

Room for improvement in the way New Zealand taxes business

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:40 am | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ-Deloitte Major Companies Tax Survey report identifies ten measures for a world class tax system More >>

BusinessNZ Election Manifesto

Monday, 31 July 2017, 9:23 am | BusinessNZ

Based on a survey of employers throughout New Zealand, the Manifesto outlines seven priorities that business would like to see enacted after the 2017 General Election. More >>

Temporary visa changes more workable

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 2:47 pm | BusinessNZ

Changes announced today will help define what is a lower-skilled employee, and will restrict lower-skilled migrant employees to a 3-year visa with a stand-down period before becoming eligible for a new visa. Any migrant earning less than $41,538 a ... More >>

Labour policy - missed opportunity

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 2:19 pm | BusinessNZ

Labour’s industrial relations policy would be a backward step for jobs and the economy, says BusinessNZ. More >>

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 >>

   

 

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