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It’s About The Location Of NZ’s Port Of The Future

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 12:46 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

A new government commissioned report leaves Northland plans to shift Auckland’s container port to Whangarei dead in the water, opting instead for Manukau Harbour as the optimum location for the port of the future while still not addressing what ... More >>

We Need A Plan To Open Our Borders

Friday, 3 July 2020, 2:01 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

While we’re growing in confidence that we are in the enviable position of basically eliminating Covid-19, our trading nation at the bottom of the world is also in the unenviable position of locking off our economy to the world. “No is not an answer ... More >>

Auckland Light Rail Process “ended – But Not Ended”

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 3:28 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government’s announcement ending the Auckland light rail process but referring it to the Ministry of Transport until after the election sends a frustrating “mixed message” to Aucklanders. “Two credible and deliverable proposals were received, ... More >>

Consumers Will End Up Paying The Price Of Next Month’s Road User Charge Increase

Friday, 12 June 2020, 2:13 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The Government should abandon or at the very least postpone the 5.3 percent Road User Charge (RUC) due on July 1st. “With every business fighting for survival from the Covit-19 lockdown, this is not the time to be increasing the cost of fuel,” ... More >>

A Third Of Business To Still Deal With Redundancies

Friday, 12 June 2020, 6:56 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Right size, right structures, right skills and sheer grit are the fight for life tactics small and medium enterprises are employing to stay open for business and retain jobs in what many see as a deteriorating economic outlook, says Auckland Business ... More >>

Fair Go For SMEs Trying To Resolve Rent Disputes

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 2:02 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

New government legislation requiring a “fair reduction” in commercial rents for businesses with 20 employees or less is a “constructive” response to resolving disputes between landlords and stricken tenants unable to pay rent because of the ... More >>

Transtasman Bubble Test Flight Readying For Take Off

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:23 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Start early, test carefully, and progressively open the Australia-New Zealand market to air travel starting with regular flights between Canberra and Wellington as the first step to prove systems and processes are in place for safe and effective movement ... More >>

Move To Level 1 – With Confidence And Certainty

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 4:15 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

A move to Level 1 is important for businesses currently either still closed or running at less than optimum levels because of space restrictions. “With no new cases it is understandable that a sense of fear prevails that the businesses may end up going ... More >>

Businesses Struggling To Find Momentum

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 4:34 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The latest survey of small and medium businesses reveals that business is open but it is tough going to regain momentum after the lockdown – and lock out - and are warning that further layoffs are inevitable, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, ... More >>

Businesses Encouraged To Access Government’s $50 Billion Support Package….

Friday, 27 March 2020, 12:16 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

To avoid New Zealand ending up with high unemployment and the resulting social disruption from the month-long lock down, Auckland Business Chamber is urging every business to take advantage of the Government’s $50 billion package of government measures. ... More >>

Businesses Affected By Coronavirus Strongly Encouraged To Seek Assistance

Monday, 9 March 2020, 3:04 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland Business Chamber strongly agree with Government action encouraging banks to be flexible (with interest rates) and proactive with business clients. “However, any business with a coronavirus issue should contact the Chamber of Commerce. We ... More >>

National’s Regulation Reduction Intentions

Monday, 9 March 2020, 2:56 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

“Signaling the intention to reduce unnecessary and burdensome regulations is an important step.” Responding to National’s economic plan announcement today of a regulation reduction package, Auckland Business Chamber head Michael Barnett, noted ... More >>

The Government’s Coronavirus Impacts Response – “welcome And What’s Needed”

Monday, 17 February 2020, 7:50 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The $11 million tourism package announced after today’s Cabinet is a positive response. Auckland Business Chamber head Michael Barnett said possibly more important in the Prime Minister’s announcement was that further support was possible, as ... More >>

“Stay Alert” Call To Business As Coronavirus Impacts Spread Across NZ Economy

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:01 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Importers and exporters should talk to their shippers – both sea and air – and keep informed as knock-on effects of China’s coronavirus hit New Zealand. Auckland Business Chamber head Michael Barnett said the plight of the education sector and ... More >>

Coronavirus: Generates a “perfect storm” for meat exporters

Monday, 3 February 2020, 2:27 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Business exporters and importers are advised to take steps to ensure there are ‘no surprises,’ if trade with China is disrupted by the Coronavirus situation. More >>

Port Thinking - Have we imagined enough?

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:01 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Do Aucklanders understand the consequences of the solution offered for the Ports of Auckland, or do we need to keep thinking? More >>

Business endorses Productivity Commission call

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:55 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The failure of high-growth councils to supply enough infrastructure to support housing development has led to some serious social and economic problems, the NZ Productivity Commission states in a local government funding and financing report released today. More >>

Evidence-based look at Port relocation

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:50 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The evidence-based examination that agencies have been asked to provide on Auckland port’s relocation is the best possible reassurance Auckland has received. This means we can move on from opinion writers and political interference to an objective ... More >>

Bikinis produced from ocean plastics earns place on podium

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 3:30 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

An Auckland YES team’s business project producing sustainable bikinis from ocean plastic waste has earned it third place at the YES (Young Enterprise Scheme) Nationals. More >>

Port move north’s Greenhouse Gas impacts are part of cost

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 10:48 am | Auckland Business Chamber

“Yes, most Aucklanders agree with the 2017 Future Port Study finding that Auckland’s port should eventually move but give us a credible response.” More >>