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Iwi facilitation helpful, but misses the point

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 4:04 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

We welcome today's assurance from Auckland Council planners that they will provide a facilitator to contact iwi on behalf of resource consent applicants who might need a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) from iwi, but such assurance still misses the ... More >>

Employers focus on retaining key people: latest pay survey

Monday, 21 November 2011, 1:05 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

The National Wage and Salary Survey data just out indicates employers have been focusing on retaining their key people, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern). More >>

Rates increase of 10.4 per cent excessive

Monday, 9 May 2011, 1:47 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Tauranga businesses are upset at facing a massive rates increase of 10.4 per cent, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) told the Tauranga City Council’s planning hearings today. More >>

Business support strong for tax changes

Monday, 8 March 2010, 4:32 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Support for the tax changes mooted by the Government is strong north of Taupo, according to a poll of 840 business representatives. More >>

Grievance free work trial terms working well

Wednesday, 3 March 2010, 10:40 am | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Grievance-free trial employment periods are mainstream business practice around the world and working well in New Zealand too, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern). More >>

Borrowing to invest in infrastructure sound

Tuesday, 2 March 2010, 2:26 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Business welcomes and enthusiastically endorses the Government's policy prescription launched today for maintaining and expanding New Zealand's infrastructure, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says. More >>

Hysteria over cashing holidays echoes nanny state

Monday, 21 December 2009, 5:29 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

The hysteria around the cashing up of a week's annual leave is an over reaction, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association. "The proposal for people to be able to request a week's holiday to be ... More >>

Electricity reforms for the better

Wednesday, 9 December 2009, 4:28 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Business and consumers alike should be better off with the reform package in place for the electricity market, says the chief executive of the Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association, Alasdair Thompson. More >>

Most businesses freeze wages; hopes to hire in '10

Monday, 7 December 2009, 3:54 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Just over half of employers said they gave no wage increases at all over last year, according to EMA Northern's Annual end of year Employment Round Up survey. More >>

2025 Productivity Taskforce report on the money

Monday, 30 November 2009, 4:06 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Leadership is what is required to get New Zealanders to buy into a growth economy and higher real incomes for all, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) says. Catching up with Australia's GDP per capita growth by 2025 will demand the ... More >>

Super city boundaries a difficult task done well

Friday, 20 November 2009, 4:39 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

The Local Government Commission has done a difficult task very well for Auckland's future ward and local board boundaries, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) says "Twelve wards and nineteen Local Boards is close to what we recommended ... More >>

Goff talks gobbledygook on monetary policy

Thursday, 19 November 2009, 4:30 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Labour Party leader Phil Goff's reasons for the party withdrawing from the bipartisan consensus over the Reserve Bank policy targets and instruments are gobbledygook, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern). "Goff apparently wants ... More >>

Deeper understanding of Asia called for

Monday, 16 November 2009, 1:09 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Our rapidly expanding trade with Asian countries underscores the important role Asia already plays for New Zealand, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) says. "Our business future is rooted firmly in Asia," said Alasdair Thompson, EMA's ... More >>

Scary $2 trillion debt must be addressed now

Friday, 30 October 2009, 11:44 am | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Despite the government's election undertaking not to change the age of eligibility for national superannuation, business wants the topic on the public agenda urgently. "We can't keep getting reports from government warning of vast forecast budget blowouts ... More >>

Interest rate decision only one possible

Thursday, 29 October 2009, 10:50 am | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Business is pleased the Reserve Bank has held the line over not raising the Official Cash Rate til mid 2010. The Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) says the OCR must remain at 2.5 per cent until at least June 2010, if not longer. "We ... More >>

Agreement moves ACC along right track

Thursday, 22 October 2009, 4:04 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

The agreement announced today between National and ACT for ACC to be opened to competition, subject to further study, is a positive move, and employers will welcome the prospect of lower ACC costs, the Northern Employers & Manufacturers Association says. More >>

Scrutiny of personal grievances welcome

Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 5:14 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

The Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association is welcoming the Prime Minister's undertaking today that the government is to investigate employment law around personal grievance claims. More >>

Rethink of ACC service delivery still required

Wednesday, 14 October 2009, 5:34 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Estimates of the costs of the recent extensions to ACC were totally inadequate and led to the subsequent budget blow outs, say the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) "Its no surprise ACC's costs went ballistic," said Paul Jarvie, EMA's ... More >>

Passage of super city law historic

Thursday, 17 September 2009, 3:38 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

The passing of the super city bill into law today makes history for Auckland and New Zealand, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) says. "This is an historic day for Auckland," said EMA chief executive, Alasdair Thompson. "We campaigned ... More >>

Sir Ken Stevens to lead trade mission to China

Thursday, 10 September 2009, 4:27 pm | Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern

Export champion Sir Ken Stevens, chairman of Export New Zealand and managing director of Glidepath, is to lead a trade mission to Hong Kong and China next month. Sir Ken will travel with the group on the trip from October 11 - October 22 which is being ... More >>

 

 

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