Auckland Business Chamber - Latest News [Page 1]

Business Needs Priority Access To Miq

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 3:12 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

No one is arguing with Government’s decision to keep us safe and keep Delta out but shutting down the trans-Tasman for the next couple of months does not mean our world should stop,” he said. Its time Immigration acknowledged the important role ... More >>

Exporters Can Check Out But No Guarantee They Can Return

Wednesday, 14 July 2021, 9:13 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Exporters’ trying to sustain essential trade and supply chains are in no man’s land, able to travel offshore but not return, blocked by the MIQ booking system which randomly throws up spots, gobbled up within seconds by gamers or people paid to sit ... More >>

Wake Up Sleepyheads

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 10:50 am | Auckland Business Chamber

It beggars belief that the Ministry of Transport and Waikato Regional Council are putting up new obstacles to stall Sleepyhead’s plan to build an innovative, bespoke billion dollar manufacturing headquarters and residential community with up to 1100 ... More >>

A Job Is More Than An Hourly Rate

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 9:00 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Immigration policymakers and officials need to urgently rethink the way they value a job beyond the hourly rate so businesses can bring in the skilled and essential workers needed urgently to support primary exports and the hospitality, accommodation, ... More >>

Survey Reveals Ongoing Skills Shortages

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 8:38 am | Auckland Business Chamber

The latest Business Survey from the Auckland Business Chamber reveals over 40% of Auckland businesses intend to hire staff over the next three months which is positive for the economy but comes with significant barriers. Over 71% of those businesses ... More >>

Ready, Willing And Now Able To Work

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 8:57 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Government’s decision to relax, renew and extend working holiday, essential and seasonal worker visas is a victory for common sense, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett, who has campaigned with other Chambers for urgent action to ... More >>

Road Rage

Friday, 4 June 2021, 11:45 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Government’s decision to spend a billion dollars on a new bike and pedestrian bridge across the harbour ahead of critical road and rail projects to ease congestion is “crazy”, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. “This so-called ... More >>

Life In The Fast Lane – Not For Auckland

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 2:40 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland ratepayers will be hit by an average 43 percent rates rise and 111 percent rise in water costs over 10 years to help pay for Council’s $31.8 billion infrastructure spend up to move the city and region into the fast lane. “I acknowledge that Council ... More >>

They Are Here So Let Them Stay And Work

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 12:05 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Hospitality, accommodation, retail and tourism operators’ battle for survival and recovery is being shot down because they cannot access the workers they need to open and deliver quality service due to expired holiday and seasonal work visas. ... More >>

Budget 2021 - Auckland Business Chamber

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 5:06 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The budget aimed to balance ideology and compassion with practicality to carve a pathway to recovery through investing in infrastructure and housing, the catalyst to create jobs, growth, and transformation. “Compassion won,” says Auckland Business ... More >>

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 >>