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Consensus Welcomed

Friday, 10 May 2024, 10:39 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ is congratulating the Minister of Climate Change for his work in achieving cross-party consensus for a way forward on climate adaptation. More >>

NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement Brings Immediate Gains

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 5:12 pm | BusinessNZ

Export NZ Executive Director Josh Tan says the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with the European Union is set to deliver immediate outcomes for Kiwi exporters from today. "With an earlier than expected entry into force date, New Zealand horticulture ... More >>

NZ Energy Sector Remains Top 10 Amid Global Disruption

Wednesday, 17 April 2024, 8:44 am | BusinessNZ

The latest Energy Trilemma report reveals New Zealand remains in the top ten countries for balancing energy issues, amid significant shifts in global energy markets. More >>

Sensible Step Forward On Immigration Settings

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 4:32 pm | BusinessNZ

Ensuring immigration settings are aligned to current labour market and economic conditions is a sensible move, says BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope. "The immigration system needs to recognise international skills are needed at all levels and be responsive ... More >>

Global Energy Report Echoes Big Issues At Home

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 10:16 am | BusinessNZ

Global data released today reveals urgent investment is required across the energy sector, as well as greater collaboration around the world. More >>

Entries Open For 2024 Hawke’s Bay Export Awards

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 8:03 am | BusinessNZ

Celebrating a decade of excellence; the ExportNZ ASB Hawke’s Bay Export Awards is returning in 2024 to celebrate the successes of local businesses on the world stage. The ExportNZ ASB Hawke’s Bay Export Awards, now in its 10 th year, will ... More >>

NZ Economy: Filling In The Potholes

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 5:40 am | BusinessNZ

Business confidence continues to climb, but the latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast expects the economy will be slow to show significant signs of improvement over the forecast period to March 2026. BusinessNZ Director of Advocacy Catherine Beard says ... More >>

Business And Govt Rise To The Challenge

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 6:38 am | BusinessNZ

Business leaders are calling on all political parties to work closely with businesses and find lasting solutions to key challenges, out to the year 2050. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says there is a growing desire "for New Zealand to be more ... More >>

BusinessNZ Supports Fast-track Bill

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 1:21 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ welcomes the introduction of the Fast-Track Approvals Bill and its referral to the Environment Select Committee for public submissions, but says resourcing of the expert panel is critical to achieving its objective. BusinessNZ Chief Executive ... More >>

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 >>





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