Auckland Business Chamber - Latest News [Page 1]

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 >>

Pathway Leaves Business In The Cold

Monday, 4 October 2021, 4:56 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government’s phased, 3-stage transition plan to slowly lift restrictions, leaves business desperate for revenue, burdened with debt, shortchanged in the financial support being offered. “I’m disappointed and frustrated that policymakers and ... 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 >>

Financial Support needs to be Fit for Business

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 10:06 am | Auckland Business Chamber

“It’s not helpful dangling financial carrots in the form of low or no-interest loans to Covid wounded small and medium enterprises if that will worsen their situation in a climate of prolonged uncertainty with no cashflow, revenue, or resources to ... More >>

Get Auckland Out Of Sick Bay

Monday, 13 September 2021, 6:12 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Aucklanders will be disappointed, and businesses devastated by the Government’s decision to keep us locked down under the restrictions of a health only response, and again ignoring the mounting economic and social costs, says Auckland Business ... More >>

New Zealand Business Should Celebrate

Friday, 10 September 2021, 3:08 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government has given desperate businesses a lifeline by extending the resurgence payment support scheme to help them cover some recurring costs from rents to GST while they cannot operate due to covid restrictions. More >>

Auckland Carries The Cost

Monday, 6 September 2021, 6:13 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

We always expected Auckland to remain at level 4 and Auckland should be delighted for the rest of New Zealand. It is now critical that Government consider the proposal to extend the resurgent subsidy to business for the previous three weeks, and any ... More >>

Business calls for better Business Support - Petition hits 40,000

Friday, 3 September 2021, 9:22 am | Auckland Business Chamber

At the beginning of this week the Chamber was receiving a large number of calls from businesses facing the prospect of two more weeks in level 4 lockdown followed by at least one in level 3. The concern from business was their ability to meet the ... More >>

Weekly Business Subsidy Called For Level 4

Monday, 30 August 2021, 6:02 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Business is doing it tough; and they’re telling Government loud and clear there is a need for employers to receive a weekly support package to cover recurring costs to get through another two weeks of lockdown, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, ... More >>

Businesses Across The Northern Region Struggling To Operate

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 6:42 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Businesses across the northern region of New Zealand believe they will survive lockdown but are struggling with 60 per cent operating, but 90 per cent of them only part time. A joint survey sent to 2000 companies by the Northern Chambers of Commerce ... More >>

Wage subsidy for employees creates a cost to business.

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 1:36 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

While the wage subsidy is a much-appreciated lifeline to help retain employment for staff, employers must still top up the amount and there are still fixed costs that have to be covered by businesses locked down, unable to operate and generate ... More >>

Business Supports Short Sharp Lockdown For Certainty

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 6:59 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Business will support the swift move for a “short, sharp” country-wide lockdown and relieved that the wage subsidy will kick in immediately as Government pulls out all stops to get on top of the highly infectious Delta strain as the best option ... More >>

Business Will Do Its Bit To Protect People And Economic Health

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 3:17 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Business will be encouraged that Government is working on safe solutions to enable quarantine-free travel for all vaccinated travellers based on a new risk assessed entry criteria. It is also positive that they are developing a digital travel health ... More >>