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Alarm Bells Ring As Confidence Deteriorates

Friday, 3 June 2022, 2:28 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Business is bracing for the worst, buckling under a perfect storm of wage pressures, skills shortages and overhead increases that have ramped up over the past three months, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. “Small and medium enterprises, ... More >>

Orange Is The New Green And Let's Business Get On With It

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 1:16 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Remaining in the orange traffic light setting is not a constraint or handbrake to accelerating business recovery, rebuilding, and planning for growth, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael Barnett. “Businesses can do everything under Orange, ... More >>

Michael Barnett To Stand Down As Auckland Chamber CEO

Friday, 20 May 2022, 6:45 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland Chamber Chair, Charlotte Parkhill, confirmed today that longstanding Auckland Chamber Chief Executive, Michael Barnett, would stand down as CEO in August this year but would maintain a role driving key Chamber projects including Firststeps, ... More >>

Auckland Business Chamber: Budget

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 6:50 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

It took guts to pull out a silver lining to mitigate the pressure on the family purse from spiralling inflation and interest rates but the biggest and most rewarding contribution the Budget could make is to promote growth. “The Government deserves ... More >>

Inflation Figure – A Warning For Business

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 3:50 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The latest inflation figures are another wake up call for businesses and a reminder to review their cost structures in order to mitigate the inflation effects says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. “While some of the 30-year inflation high ... More >>

Orange At Long Last To Signal We Are Good To Go

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 2:45 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland Business Chamber Chief Executive Michael Barnett said the long awaited and longed for orange setting will provide the confidence and certainty visitors and hospitality, events, and accommodation businesses need to enjoy Easter and school ... More >>

Supreme Night For VisionWest

Friday, 8 April 2022, 4:42 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Last night 500 people, across 5 locations were brought together for an evening designed to celebrate the best businesses in North & West Auckland. It was a night worth celebrating for many businesses across the region, especially for VisionWest ... More >>

Tell Us Monday To Make Friday Good – A Message To Government From Auckland Businesses

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 1:02 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

If Government announced after Cabinet on Monday a change to the orange traffic light instead of waiting till Thursday the impact on business and the community would be immediate and positive, Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett said, speaking ... More >>

Red Does Not Mean Stop

Monday, 4 April 2022, 5:00 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

So, we’re stalled on red for at least another 10 days but there are mitigations that business – and the public sector - can and should take to get the city moving, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett “Many businesses are doing ... More >>

ETCO Big Winners At Business Awards!

Friday, 1 April 2022, 1:44 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Last night 500 people, across 5 locations were brought together for an evening designed to celebrate the best businesses in South and East Auckland. It was a night worth celebrating for many businesses across the region, especially for The Electrical ... More >>

International Fashion Designer Adds A Supreme Award To Closet

Friday, 25 March 2022, 1:46 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

To succeed in 2021 the Auckland Business Chamber encouraged business to change, innovate and reimagine the way they work. In order to present the Westpac Auckland Business Awards , they have had to do the same. Last night 500 people, across 5 locations ... More >>

Hey Aussies – “Come On Over”

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 12:00 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

It’s now up to all of us to help fire up tourism and encourage fully vaccinated family, friends and visitors from Aussie to come on over for April school holidays and from visa-waiver countries from May to be here for the ski season. “We can ... More >>

Government Shows Leadership

Monday, 14 March 2022, 7:29 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government has responded swiftly and decisively to ease the pain of volatile energy prices on consumers’ pockets cutting fuel excise duty and road user charges by 25 cents per litre each and halving public transport fare for the next three months. ... More >>

Not Enough

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 2:02 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The reduction to seven-day isolation is a start but it fails to take all the steps Government could take to help business maintain its workforce. At the moment, if household contacts are so-called “critical workers” they can daily test and if ... More >>

Isolation Now History

Monday, 28 February 2022, 5:21 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government has demonstrated flexibility and pragmatism in eliminating self-isolation for fully vaccinated, Covid- free travellers returning to New Zealand from March 3 and bringing forward the staged reopening of our borders. “Our border still provides ... More >>

Most Businesses Still Miss Out

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 2:08 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The good news is that we are moving to Phase 3 of our Omicron response limiting isolation to only really close contacts of a case, but the bad news is that Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are still not available to all so we can move forward together, ... More >>

Government Throws Lifeline To Struggling Businesses

Monday, 21 February 2022, 3:25 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Business will welcome the lifeline of a new six-week package of transition payments, leniency from IRD and an extension of the cashflow loan scheme. “Government has listened and recognised the plight of hard-hit businesses to meet their costs and ... More >>

Survey Shows Isolation Process Putting Firms At Risk Of Closure.

Thursday, 17 February 2022, 7:14 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Businesses are reeling, closures are looming, with staff forced to isolate and no easy access to Rapid Antigen Tests, a salvation they would willingly pay for, a snap Auckland Business Chamber Survey reveals. “Over 50% of firms have staff isolating ... More >>

Every Business Is Critical, Every Worker Is Essential

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 11:30 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Chambers across New Zealand have stated clearly that every business is essential, and every worker is critical to their family and their place of work. Every employee and employer should have access to Rapid Antigen Testing and following a daily test ... More >>

Good Intentions But Bad Timing

Friday, 11 February 2022, 11:25 am | Auckland Business Chamber

It’s hard to argue with the good intentions and Government’s pledge to put more money in our lowest wage earners’ pockets with a $1.20 an hour increase, but the timing is wrong, said Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. “We all accept ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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