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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 >>

Labour's monetary policy prescription warrants consideration

Tuesday, 29 April 2014, 11:58 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The changes to monetary policy proposed by Labour have merit and warrant careful consideration, particularly as the Reserve Bank's independence would be preserved, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Manufacturing policy makes sense but....

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:05 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

On the surface much of Labour's prescription for manufacturing is sound though questions remain over some of the detail not yet announced, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Waikato manufacturers report buoyant trading conditions

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 11:51 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

10 April 2014 Waikato manufacturers report buoyant trading conditions Manufacturers in the Waikato are outperforming the national average, reports EMA Waikato chairman Jack Ninnes. The latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) ... More >>

Short time for contributing to workplace safety law change

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 1:58 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Allowing just three weeks to get to grips with the changes proposed to our workplace safety laws is unreasonable and unrealistic, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Devil in detail for new world of workplace safety

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 2:06 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

After reading the 233 pages of the new Health and Safety Reform Bill just introduced to Parliament, the Employers and Manufacturers Association's Paul Jarvie can verify a new world order is indeed about to arrive for workplace health and safety. More >>

Correct move to keep hands off OCR

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 4:23 pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Today's announcement that the Reserve Bank of Australia has decided not to raise the Official Cash Rate (OCR) is welcomed as the correct decision, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern (EMA). More >>

Cultural Impact Assessment process half baked

Friday, 28 February 2014, 11:23 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The whole proposed rules structure for the implementation of the Cultural Impact Assessments is half baked, the Employers and Manufacturers Association said in its submission on the Unitary Plan sent to the Auckland Council today. More >>

 

 

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