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Government work programme checks out for business

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:58 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The surprising quality of today's speech by the Prime Minister is the balance between its business focus and strong set of social initiatives, said Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. More >>

EMA congratulates PM John Key and National

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 12:17 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association extend hearty congratulations to the re-election of Prime Minister John Key and National. More >>

More needed from renewed Business Growth Agenda

Monday, 15 September 2014, 3:43 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The 10 things listed today for the next phase of the Government's Business Growth Agenda are great as far as they go but they don't really go far enough fast enough, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Scope of housing land inquiry falls short

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:16 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The lack of land for business development in the Auckland region needs investigating alongside problems with the supply of land for housing, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) Inc or EMA. EMA chief executive Kim Campbell says, “We welcome ... More >>

Ruakura re-zoning decision delivers hope

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 3:21 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The interim decision of the Board of Inquiry giving interim approval for the re-zoning of land at Ruakura represents a transformative opportunity for Waikato business, says Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. ... More >>

Labour's small business policy best so far

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 3:06 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Labour's package backing small businesses is the party's best policy effort so far, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Savings campaign backed, urged to go further

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:04 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association is backing the campaign for cutting taxes on KiwiSaver earnings, but says it should go further. More >>

Labour's regional policy not the whole answer

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:01 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The priority for Labour's regional development policy should switch from sprinkling money around to changing the laws holding back growth in the regions, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Being just a number is good for business

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 5:03 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Measures that reduce complexity in dealing with government agencies are welcomed by business, including the proposal to make available the New Zealand Business Number to all firms, not just to registered companies as now, says the Employers and Manufacturers ... More >>

Exemptions from earthquake assessments may be extended

Friday, 4 July 2014, 11:49 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

In light of the announcement yesterday that farm buildings are to be exempt from assessment under the Government's earthquake-prone buildings policy, Auckland and other areas of low earthquake risk may also be exempted, the Employers and Manufacturers ... More >>

Wanted: work readiness certificates for school leavers

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 12:10 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Employers want every student leaving secondary school to be issued with a work readiness certificate detailing their abilities in reading, writing, mathematics, on-time attendance and attitude. More >>

6 point business election wish list pragmatic, doable

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 12:08 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

An overhaul of local government consenting processes, employment readiness certificates for school leavers, automatic extensions of migrant work visas, soft loans to encourage innovation, and reducing the tax on Kiwisaver savings to 15 per cent – these are ... More >>

Faster, disciplined consent processes demanded

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 12:07 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Local government consenting processes are often too slow and unduly bureaucratic, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says in its Election Manifesto 2014 issued today. More >>

EMA backs employment standards 'white paper'

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 12:20 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association strongly supports the thinking behind the discussion document put forward today seeking better ways to enforce employment standards. (Playing by the rules: Strengthening enforcement of employment standards) More >>

Growth Agenda massive, thorough, committed

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 5:07 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Folding the previous six documents of the Business Growth Agenda into the one massive document demonstrates the extent of the work going on to develop business, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Review of govt science spend a great idea

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 5:20 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The review of New Zealand's science investment announced today is an excellent initiative, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Council congratulated for finances though stuck in the past

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 1:06 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Though the Employers and Manufacturers Association has congratulated the Hamilton Council for outperforming its financial targets and getting its finances back into shape, it also said the Council seems to think it is still operating under the former ... More >>

Budget generous, certain to stimulate growth

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 3:44 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

"The extra funds freed up for families to spend will help stimulate the economy and boost business," said Kim Campbell, EMA's chief executive. More >>

BoP/Waikato manufacturers holding up well

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 11:44 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

BoP/Waikato manufacturers holding up well Prospects for manufacturers in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty are holding up well according to the Performance of Manufacturing Index, says EMA Waikato chairman Jack Ninnes. The rate of growth from last month ... More >>

Changes to Rotorua’s rates will hearten local business

Wednesday, 14 May 2014, 2:47 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Rotorua businesses will be heartened by City Council plans to reduce the unfair business differential in the coming year’s rates, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). More >>

 

 

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