Auckland Business Chamber - Latest News [Page 1]

'It’s OK For Aucklanders To Visit Orange Regions But They Cannot Be Orange At Home.'

Monday, 13 December 2021, 5:12 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

We are one of, if not, the most vaccinated city in the world, hospitalisation and case numbers are dropping, the boundary is opening and we’ve got armour plating from free, rapid antigen testing, scanning, vaccine passports and social distancing, ... More >>

Re-Activate Auckland

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 4:02 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

It’s a great initiative by Government and Auckland Council to offer a voucher and discount scheme, and contestable event fund to encourage people to re-engage with the city and its amenities and attractions, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, ... More >>

'Government’s Support Is Appreciated – And Needed'

Monday, 29 November 2021, 5:40 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

It will be all go for Auckland business under the red setting of the Covid Protection Framework with government recognising the hardship of more than 100 days of lockdown, with a transition support payment and the continuation of the cash flow loan, mental ... More >>

Boarder Certainty

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 6:40 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Kiwi Entrepreneurs And Exporters Should Welcome The Take-off Path To Quarantine Free Travel If Fully Vaccinated, First To Australia From January 17, And Then The World From February 13 Without Going Through MIQ Before We Open Up To All From April ... More >>

The Rationale Escapes Me

Monday, 8 November 2021, 5:59 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Frustrated and fed-up Aucklanders from locked out business owners to individuals stuck at home will be disappointed that government has shown so little imagination in how it is “easing the transition” to re-open the region safely, says Auckland ... More >>

Three Waters – Ratepayers Neglected

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 4:43 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government has failed taxpayers and ratepayers with a lack of democratic accountability and community consultation to ram through unpopular plans to progress the transfer of local authority owned water assets to four new mega entities. “Local councils ... More >>

Green Light For Employers To Make Workplaces Safe From Covid

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 5:48 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Businesses seeking a mandate to safeguard their workplaces, employees, and customers from Covid will be pleased and relieved at swift action by Government to make vaccinations mandatory for all businesses where vaccine certificates are required or have identified ... More >>

Support Packages Shows Government Listened

Friday, 22 October 2021, 12:09 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government has recognised that businesses feed and employ people, backing employers by doubling the resurgence support payment which will be a huge cashflow benefit, clearing the way for vaccination passports and no jab no job workplaces and providing ... More >>

NZ – UK Free Trade Agreement

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 4:55 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

“Well done to the NZ Team on achieving a Free Trade Agreement with the United Kingdom. The UK have enjoyed our open market so this will put our exporters on a similar footing with the UK said Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. I understand that ... More >>

Business Owners Face Significant Loss In Value

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 2:09 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland’s tens of thousands of small and medium businesses are in pain, frustrated at the lack of a clear plan to get them out of lockdown and increasingly bitter says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. “Comments in a snap survey, responded ... More >>

Santa Stuck In MIQ Till Christmas Eve

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 1:39 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Santa Claus will be stuck in MIQ until December 24 and with great disappointment has told his elves and fairies that the much-loved Farmers Santa Parade will not be able to go ahead for the first time in decades. “Santa is so sorry, but he too ... More >>

No Jab No Job For Health And Education, Why Not Others

Monday, 11 October 2021, 5:57 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Mandatory vaccination for education, health workers, and associated services is an important principle that should hold for all workplaces striving to keep their employees and customers safe and healthy, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael ... More >>

Small And Medium Businesses Excluded From Trial To Protect Workforces

Friday, 8 October 2021, 11:22 am | Auckland Business Chamber

“What an insult to SMEs, those tens of thousands of enterprises contributing 30 per cent of GDP, to be excluded from negotiations to implement rapid antigen testing in workplaces so they too can protect their staff, customers, and community”, says ... More >>

Work With Business

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 3:02 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Congratulations to the consortium of big businesses trying to import rapid surveillance antigen tests to manage workplace health and safety, just as tens of thousands of SMEs up and down New Zealand want to do, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO. “These ... More >>

Business Confidence Fails As Level 2 Hopes Fade

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 1:31 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Business confidence has taken a knock with over 60 per cent of Auckland businesses, looking at a more gloomy six months as hopes of a return to Level 2 diminish by the day. “Our latest business survey has just 10% of businesses believing the economy ... More >>

Business Should Be A Partner To Change Not A Victim

Monday, 4 October 2021, 9:18 am | Auckland Business Chamber

As Cabinet decides today on a pathway to progressively release Auckland and the rest of the country from crippling restrictions, business, health practitioners and others on the front line have been excluded from the conversation that is dominated ... More >>

Business Seeks 'No Jab, No Job Mandate'

Sunday, 3 October 2021, 6:10 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland business locked down and locked out with their health, financial, and mental wellbeing held hostage by a minority of vaccine holdouts, have signalled that they want a no jab, no job regime to keep workplaces, employees, and the community safe, ... More >>

Self-Isolation Trial Positive

Monday, 27 September 2021, 4:55 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Businesses locked in New Zealand or marooned overseas and locked out of MIQ, will leap at the opportunity to be part of a self-isolation travel trial, and welcome an indication of shorter isolation periods and the easing of quarantine-free travel ... More >>

Auckland needs a Flexible 3

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 9:04 am | Auckland Business Chamber

It will be a long and hard road back to economic health but at last thousands of Auckland businesses locked down can reopen and reduce the burden and stress of trying to retain jobs, pay staff and bills and look after the wellbeing of family – and ... More >>

It Is Critical To Get Back To Work And Rebuild The Nations Supply Chain

Sunday, 19 September 2021, 6:45 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

New Zealand needs Auckland businesses associated with the manufacturing and home building sectors with vaccinated workforces to return to the factory as soon as the region moves to Level 3 to get the supply chains filled and the economy rebuilding, ... More >>