Auckland Business Chamber - Latest News [Page 1]

Business Get Back Together

Friday, 9 October 2020, 3:48 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Just over 24 hours after Auckland moved to Level One, over 200 small and medium business leaders met at Cordis Auckland to hear from Hon Grant Robertson at an Auckland Business Chamber event this morning. Technology is set to be the country’s second ... More >>

Quarantine Capital Of New Zealand Is Not The Brand Auckland

Friday, 2 October 2020, 5:41 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Quarantine capital of New Zealand is not the brand Auckland wants, needs or should have to live with, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. “We are going to need quarantine facilities to be available for a long time, but it is time ... More >>

If We Are Going To Level One – Go Immediately

Friday, 2 October 2020, 1:44 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government can help give Auckland a new head of steam immediately if the decision is made to shift to Level One and join the rest of the New Zealand by doing the paperwork now to reignite the economy, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. ... More >>

Chamber Calls For Early Shift To Level 1

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 2:19 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The latest Auckland Business Chamber survey shows the frustration small and medium sized businesses have over the extension of Level 2 restrictions stymying their recovery. “This is two weeks too long when we have the systems, processes and capability ... More >>

Two Weeks Too Long In Level Two

Monday, 21 September 2020, 2:41 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

From Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett: Auckland’s economic recovery remains hobbled for another two weeks at least with the order to stay in Level Two with no credit given to the show of compliance and vigilance to prevent new flare ... More >>

Second Harbour Crossing Urgent

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 5:57 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

A freak gust of wind upturning a truck on Auckland Harbour Bridge damaging its centre strut to force lane closures for weeks on end was a disaster waiting to happen and is another example of how we have no Plan B, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, ... More >>

Employee’s Health And Wellbeing - Right Thing To Do

Saturday, 19 September 2020, 5:48 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Business and consumers will pay the price for Labour’s plan to double minimum sick leave entitlements for workers to 10 days a year and raise the minimum wage to $20 an hour, but it is the right thing to do while we still grapple with the impacts ... More >>

National’s Budget Plans

Friday, 18 September 2020, 11:59 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Temporary tax breaks will put more money back into the economy if people can afford to spend and use the opportunity to invest in their own futures, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett, commenting on National’s alternative budget plans. ... More >>

Low Carbon Construction Policy Using More Homegrown Wood A Winner

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 5:38 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government’s move to adopt and accelerate the procurement of low carbon construction materials, especially homegrown wood, for new public builds, will stimulate growth, jobs, investment and exports, as well as benefiting the environment, says Auckland ... More >>

Business Must Take The Lead

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 4:18 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

High unemployment, a decade long tail of national debt and uncertainty in abundance makes for dire reading as Treasury opens the books, but rather than looking back at what has occurred, business and government need to start digging us out to ignite ... More >>

Why Are We Waiting?

Monday, 14 September 2020, 2:16 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Government says we’ve played the “short game well” but wants “extra time to give extra security” before it considers lifting alert levels, but why, asks Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael Barnett. “What is it that they are waiting ... More >>

Keeping The Engine Room Of The Economy Humming

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 4:06 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Businesses confident that their restructured enterprises will recover and revive beyond a short term bounce as we move down alert levels can take some comfort from the Government’s intention to extend the cashflow support, advice and tax package ... More >>

Lockdown Impact On Business

Friday, 4 September 2020, 9:36 am | Auckland Business Chamber

The latest survey of business by the Auckland Business Chamber reflects the fragility of the business community and especially the SME sector. The survey revealed overall: 29% of businesses are operating at 100% 26% of businesses are operating at 75% 21% ... More >>

Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2020 | South And East Regional Finalists Named

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 5:30 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2020 South and East finalist announcements took place tonight completing a busy week of virtual celebrations streaming into workplaces across the region. “You have gifted your talent and invested capital ... More >>

Central Businesses Take Time Out To Celebrate

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 5:24 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Another successful digital event took place this evening at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2020 Central finalist announcements. The event streamed from the Auckland Business Chamber offices into the workplaces and homes of entrants across ... More >>

A Digital Celebration For Businesses In The North & West

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 12:27 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

The Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2020 North & West finalist announcements took place last night in true 2020 style by embracing the era of digital experiences and running the function virtually for the first time. The record number of 744 entries ... More >>

Business Takes The Hit For The Team Of Five Million

Monday, 24 August 2020, 4:23 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Business is carrying the burden for the team of five million and must do whatever it takes to survive. Some will fail, warns Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael Barnett reacting to the four-day extension of Auckland’s Level 3 lockdown. “While ... More >>

Government Must Trust Business To Get It Right

Monday, 24 August 2020, 9:23 am | Auckland Business Chamber

Business around the country will be waiting anxiously in the hope that the Level 3 lockdown in Auckland will be eased. “A continuation at level 3 is not sustainable. Businesses will not survive another lockdown of this severity when they’re running ... More >>

Point Of No Return Looms

Saturday, 22 August 2020, 2:29 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Auckland businesses living day by day with weakened balance sheets, low confidence and uncertainty are reaching a point of no return and will not survive lockdowns every time a new Covid-19 outbreak emerges, warns Auckland Business Chamber CEO, ... More >>

The Extra Mile

Friday, 21 August 2020, 3:57 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Overly zealous border police keeping Auckland locked down are also locking out legitimate businesses from accessing their own workplace, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. “A South Auckland manufacturer whose factory is just over the ... More >>