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Irresponsible to ignore Auckland's funding requirements

Friday, 19 December 2014, 11:50 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

We raised the debate on possible futures for the AECT to focus Auckland's attention on the parlous state of our city's development, says the chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association Kim Campbell. More >>

Interest rate cut overdue

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 11:20 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association has joined the call for an early cut to interest rates. According to the EMA the Reserve Bank should reduce the Official Cash Rate right away or risk deflation next year when the economy is predicted to ... More >>

Employment amendment aligns with workplace practices

Friday, 31 October 2014, 9:20 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association says the enactment of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be good for both employees and employers. More >>

Mayor proposes to penalise business with quick rates fix

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:38 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Business is disappointed the Auckland Mayor proposes that the Council should keep an unfair rates burden on business, says Kim Campbell, Chief Executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. More >>

Doing nothing not an option for Auckland's transport

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:16 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The choice set out today to fund Auckland's future transport development is stark but realistic, says Kim Campbell, Chief Executive for the Employers & Manufacturers Association. More >>

Auckland should raise its Uniform General Charge

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:15 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The big increases in property valuations reported today would have far less impact on rates increases and decreases if Auckland Council raised the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC), the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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