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Moderation Welcomed

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 3:34 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the moderate approach to setting the latest rise in the minimum wage. The Government has signalled a two percent rise in the minimum wage rate, given headwinds currently facing the NZ economy. BusinessNZ Chief Executive ... More >>

BusinessNZ Energy Council Welcomes New Chair

Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 11:27 am | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Lowe as its new Chair. Lowe is a highly respected leader in the engineering and consulting sector, with extensive experience in delivering complex and innovative projects across ... More >>

Mitch McCann Winner Of Bill Toft Award 2023

Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 12:02 pm | BusinessNZ

The winner of the Bill Toft Award 2023 is Mitch McCann . Newshub US correspondent Mitch McCann won the Bill Toft Award with a compilation of reportage recorded during 2023. The judges said: 'At a time of concern for veracity in the media it was refreshing ... More >>

Employment Decisions Welcomed

Monday, 11 December 2023, 4:08 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed today’s confirmation of the repeal of the Fair Pay Agreements Act and the opening up of 90-day trial periods to all businesses. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said Fair Pay Agreements would have proved a disappointment for those covered ... More >>

NZ Energy Future: Keeping The Lights On During Transition

Monday, 11 December 2023, 2:38 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) says a new report on gas raises questions around how New Zealand intends to keep the lights on while transitioning to a more sustainable and rapidly approaching energy future. Consultancy Firm EY has produced the Gas Supply ... More >>

NZ Economy: Turning The Page

Monday, 11 December 2023, 9:09 am | BusinessNZ

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows business confidence is increasing, but New Zealand’s economic growth is still expected to be relatively low over the forecast period out to December 2025. Consumer confidence has suffered, due in part ... More >>

BusinessNZ Network Achieves Net Carbon Zero

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 10:22 am | BusinessNZ

While many are watching COP 28 in Dubai, including a first-ever global stocktake on progress towards meeting the Paris Climate Change Agreement, here in New Zealand the BusinessNZ Network is playing its part, having achieved net carbon zero status. ... More >>

Step In Right Direction For Energy Sector

Saturday, 25 November 2023, 1:47 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council extends congratulations to new Ministers Hon Simeon Brown, Minister for Energy and Transport, Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Resources and Associate Minister for Energy, and Hon Simon Watts, Minister for Climate Change. ... More >>

NZ Economy: Under The Pump

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 10:56 am | BusinessNZ

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows New Zealand’s economy is under pressure from factors both domestic and abroad, with only marginal growth expected in the next 12 months. BusinessNZ Director of Advocacy Catherine Beard says that while business ... More >>

National’s Policies Focus On Growing The Economy

Friday, 22 September 2023, 12:57 pm | BusinessNZ

National’s ‘Rebuilding the economy’ plan is well-focused on key economic issues, containing several policies recommended by BusinessNZ, says BusinessNZ Advocacy Director Catherine Beard. Policy directions such as returning to a single inflation mandate ... More >>

Exports crucial to economy: ExportNZ pre-election report

Thursday, 31 August 2023, 7:20 pm | BusinessNZ

ExportNZ’s 2023 pre-election report sets out the state of play for the sector and invites the next government to collaborate further on challenges facing businesses. Executive Director Josh Tan says exporting is crucial to the success of New Zealand’s ... More >>

NZ 2050: We’re In It Together

Wednesday, 16 August 2023, 6:50 am | BusinessNZ

What could the future of New Zealand look like if businesses and government worked closer together to tackle critical issues of the 21st century? BusinessNZ has today released a green paper prepared by independent economic consultancy Sense Partners, ... More >>

Charging Ahead: BEC Sheds Light On Energy Matters

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 6:32 am | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has outlined core competencies and areas of concern for the energy sector as part of its 2023 election briefing document, launched today. Executive Director Tina Schirr says the briefing highlights key issues as ... More >>

Entries Open For Bill Toft Award

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 11:10 am | BusinessNZ

Entries are now open for the Bill Toft Award. The Bill Toft Memorial Fund in 2023 will award a grant of $5,000 to a broadcaster working in online or broadcasting media in New Zealand The Award is to be used for advancing the skills, experience, or other ... More >>

NZ-EU Free Trade Welcomed

Monday, 10 July 2023, 11:21 am | BusinessNZ

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with the European Union will deliver significant outcomes for selected sectors, but falls short of the high quality Agreement New Zealand signed with the UK, Export NZ says. Executive Director Josh Tan says the ... More >>

Contractor Policy Has Merit

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 11:36 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ agrees with a policy proposal to clarify in law the distinction between contractors and employees. Commenting on an election policy released by ACT today, BusinessNZ Advocacy Director Catherine Beard said the issue was a significant one ... More >>

Greedflation Report: Prices Rising With Costs

Wednesday, 14 June 2023, 10:56 am | BusinessNZ

New research by Sense Partners into increasing costs show that while the price of goods and services have increased across the board, inflated profits are not the driving force in New Zealand. The report released today, Greedflation in New Zealand? ... More >>

New Chair For Local Government Forum

Monday, 15 May 2023, 4:37 pm | BusinessNZ

Matt Cowley is the new Chair of the Local Government Forum, a group of major business organisations with an interest in promoting efficient and effective local government. Mr Cowley is Chief Executive of Tauranga Business Chamber and a Director of the New ... More >>

NZ Economy: Challenges Abound

Tuesday, 28 March 2023, 5:01 pm | BusinessNZ

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows New Zealand’s economy continues to face pressure from within and further abroad, increasing chances of recession. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says some of these pressures are beyond our ... More >>

Our Sustainable Energy Future: Cost And Compromise

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 6:11 am | BusinessNZ

The Business Energy Council (BEC) says several reports released this week show the need to carefully consider trade-offs as we move toward a more sustainable energy future. BEC Executive Director Tina Schirr says the long-awaited release of New Zealand’s ... More >>





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