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Westpac Auckland Business Awards – Best Of The Best Woop! Woop! They Did It!

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:40 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Parisian foodie and Woop! founder Thomas Dietz’s topped an incredible five-year journey with the Westpac Auckland Business Awards this evening when Woop! won the Supreme Business Excellence Award. The best in Auckland business gathered for a Gala ... More >>

Business Confidence Results

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 4:14 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland small and medium businesses have indicated a gloomy outlook for the next six months, suggesting in the latest Auckland Business Chamber Confidence Survey that the economy has plateaued. The early April survey provides a snapshot of the ... More >>

Quarantine Free Travel

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 4:23 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Opening the Trans Tasman to quarantine-free flights is a big moment and a positive for families, tourism and business, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett, “but conditions apply, and the rule is safety first”. “This long-awaited travel ... More >>

We Could Have Had More Winners

Friday, 12 March 2021, 12:36 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Businesses across Auckland are racing to get over the start line with barely a moment’s notice to be ready for one of the biggest trading, social, cultural and sporting weekends of the year after Government finally announced a shift down to Level One ... More >>

Another Week Of Pain For Business - But It Will Get Better

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:53 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The shift down to Level 2 for Auckland at 6am on Sunday is an acceptable staging post though with five straight days of no new community cases the preference is to join the rest of the country at Level 1 at the same time, says Auckland Business ... More >>

We All Have A Role

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:30 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

It’s pleasing to have other leaders of business put their hands up to say they want to play their role in economic recovery. The priority for small and medium businesses right now is to know the conditions that will let Auckland and the country move down ... More >>

Aucklanders’ And Environment Health And Safety At Risk From Watercare Budget Cuts

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 1:24 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Watercare has a $2.5 billion dollar fiscal hole that puts us all at risk from asset failure, sewage overflows and drastic cuts to overdue infrastructure investment so why not look at a new model to free this critical utility from the constraints of ... More >>

Michael Barnett, Auckland Business Chamber CEO - Media Release, 27th February 2021

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 7:06 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett expressed disappointment for those sectors that will be adversely impacted but has called on business leaders, community leaders , church leaders and families to follow the rules with no exceptions, and send out the message ... More >>

Auckland Business Chamber Media Release: Saturday 27 February 2021

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 6:17 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Business and the community will be bitterly disappointed that Auckland has been plunged back into a Level 3 lockdown for seven days while the rest of New Zealand reverts to Level 2 as health authorities grapple to contain the latest community ... More >>

Stop The Talk And Commit To Finding A Solution

Friday, 26 February 2021, 4:57 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Stop the talk and commit to finding a solution to ensure the Auckland Harbour Bridge is fit and safe to carry the hundreds of thousands of people and tonnes of freight each day as a vital national connection, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael ... More >>

Auckland Business Chamber Calls For Support For Exporters

Friday, 26 February 2021, 4:42 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael Barnett appealed for support for exporters at the annual Finance Lunch this afternoon. In the Q&A following Hon Grant Robertson’s address, Barnett said freight costs up were up 150 to 200%, labour ... More >>

Fast In, Fast Out

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 5:36 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland is back in business with the shift at midnight tonight to Level Two and can re-open with greater confidence that Government is going to do right by them with the resurgence payment. “Government has made a smart decision, fast in and ... More >>

Business Support Call

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 10:45 am | Auckland Business Chamber

The cost of the three-day snap lockdown has a longer and brutal sting in its tail for already hard hit small and medium businesses who need urgent help to keep their heads above water, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. “These ... More >>

For Business It’s About Being Safe

Monday, 15 February 2021, 6:25 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Businesses should be confident that the Government has moved quickly and will do the same to support business over the next three days said Chamber CEO Michael Barnett. “Businesses need to ensure their staff are informed of the plan and stay home. ... More >>

Rosy Retail Data Ignores The Little Guy

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 8:46 am | Auckland Business Chamber

We’re spending as if we have bottomless pockets with retail sales figures surging for the eighth consecutive month, but the latest data does not tell the whole story nor send accurate signals to government to reset the economy and pull the levers ... More >>

Step Up Or Lose

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 6:11 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Every New Zealander has to become a Climate Change advocate suggests Michael Barnett, CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber. We need to share the aspirations on how in the future we move people and freight, heat our homes, recycle, construct buildings, ... More >>

A Game Of Two Halves

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 4:47 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

New Zealand’s economic and business outlook, is a game of two halves, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael Barnett. The Chamber’s latest business confidence survey shows a resounding optimism about economic recovery. 80 per cent of enterprises, ... More >>

Eden Park - Victory For The Majority

Saturday, 16 January 2021, 6:26 am | Auckland Business Chamber

A big shout out to Auckland Council for consenting to six concerts a year at Eden Park which will deliver positive economic, cultural and social benefits for the betterment of Auckland and enable our national stadium to fulfil its purpose and earn financial ... More >>

Extraordinary Times Do Not Call For Extraordinary Bad Decisions

Friday, 11 December 2020, 1:14 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Ports of Auckland is caught in a perfect storm, the cumulation of extraordinary global and local circumstances, but the difficulties and performance issues should not ignite the lobby on the location of a new port, nor be caught by parochial, political ... More >>

It’s Been A Bad Year So Let’s Put Up Our Prices

Friday, 4 December 2020, 2:11 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland Council’s new 10-year Recovery Budget proposes to do what no business would or could do, if it wants to survive, and “say it’s been a bad year so let’s put up our prices”. We know Council is looking at a billion dollar income hole, ... More >>