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NZ Economy: Prevailing Headwinds

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 11:45 am | BusinessNZ

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast reveals business and consumer confidence is low, with factors at home and abroad hampering our recovery. The Forecast for the June 2022 quarter shows global economic recovery post-Covid has taken a hit in ... More >>

ILO Findings Misinterpreted

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 4:24 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says the findings by the ILO regarding the New Zealand Government’s planned Fair Pay Agreements legislation have been misinterpreted by some commentators. The Conclusion reached by the ILO’s Committee on the Application of Standards (attached) ... More >>

Business Outlines Recommendations For Effective And Enduring Adaptation Response

Friday, 3 June 2022, 12:23 pm | BusinessNZ

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) have made a series of recommendations for accelerating adaptation in Aotearoa New Zealand in their joint submission to the Government’s Draft National Adaptation Plan and ... More >>

NZ On Short List: Breaches Of International Law

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 3:55 pm | BusinessNZ

New Zealand is now on a short list of 22 countries accused of breaches of international law. The International Labour Organisation has determined that New Zealand has a case to answer, and has invited the New Zealand Government to supply information ... More >>

Immigration Good For Productivity, New Zealand

Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 10:07 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ agrees with a new report by the Productivity Commission, which supports the belief that immigration is good for New Zealand. The Commission’s Fit for the Future report was released today. BusinessNZ Director of Advocacy Catherine Beard ... More >>

$100m Budget Spend A Good Start For Embattled Small Business

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:20 pm | BusinessNZ

Small businesses across the country will breathe a collective sigh of relief after the 2022 Budget earmarked $100 million of capital funding for a Business Growth Fund. Buy NZ Made executive director Dane Ambler says many small businesses are "teetering ... More >>

Budget Welcomed, Execution Will Be Key

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 2:20 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ welcomes investment in education and small business as part of the Government's Budget announcement. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says investment in health and climate action will also be appreciated but businesses are looking for ways to shore up skill ... More >>

Business Key Enabler To Deliver On ERP

Monday, 16 May 2022, 1:00 pm | BusinessNZ

Business New Zealand congratulates the Government on releasing its Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) and detailing its Climate Emergency Response Fund today. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Plan has been in the works for some time, and it is positive to ... More >>

SBC And CLC Welcome The New Centre For Climate Action On Agricultural Emissions

Monday, 16 May 2022, 12:57 pm | BusinessNZ

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) welcome the announcement today of a new Centre for Climate Action on Agricultural Emissions to oversee a transformational approach to tackling New Zealand’s agricultural emissions. ... More >>

ERP Marks Zero Carbon Milestone For NZ - Now We Must Deliver It Together

Monday, 16 May 2022, 12:18 pm | BusinessNZ

The release of New Zealand’s first Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) marks a significant milestone in our country’s transition to a zero-carbon future. The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) are pleased to see ... More >>

Kiwi Businesses Continue To Prioritise Sustainability

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 9:34 am | BusinessNZ

New research into New Zealand’s sustainability profession has found Kiwi businesses are continuing to invest in and prioritise sustainability by embedding it more broadly across their organisations, but highlights there are challenges ahead. Oxygen Consulting ... More >>

NZ Open For Business

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 2:56 pm | BusinessNZ

Reopening borders earlier than expected, and clarity around immigration settings will be welcome news to Kiwi businesses, says Buy NZ Made. The Prime Minister announced the border’s phased reopening would be moved forward from October to July, at today’s ... More >>

Border Reopening Sooner Good For Business

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 2:26 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ welcomes the Government moving faster on reopening borders earlier than previously indicated, and providing more clarity around immigration settings. The Prime Minister announced the border’s phased reopening would be moved forward from ... More >>

Broader Immigration Criteria Welcomed

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 2:35 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ welcomes the Government’s announcement that residence class visa holders who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to enter New Zealand from 6 May. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it’s good to see the Government apply a risk ... More >>

Flicking The Switch On Long-term Thinking

Monday, 2 May 2022, 2:35 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) says it’s encouraging to see long-term infrastructure planning from the Government, and agrees that more of the same simply won’t cut it. The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission has released New Zealand’s first ... More >>

Decarbonising Fund Good For Business

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 2:42 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says Government support to decarbonise large businesses will benefit those willing to explore innovative technologies, while paving the way for others to adopt. Fifteen businesses have received funding as part of the Government’s ... More >>

Move To Orange Welcomed

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 2:52 pm | BusinessNZ

Moving to orange in the Covid traffic light setting is good news, BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope says. Mr Hope welcomed the fact that businesses that were impacted under the red setting would now be able to operate more fully. "Today’s change in ... More >>

Young NZ Energy Professionals On The World Stage

Monday, 11 April 2022, 1:13 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) congratulates New Zealand’s successful appointees to the World Energy Council (WEC) future energy leaders’ programme ( FEL-100 ). Emily Hilton ( Hiringa Energy ) and Mark Todoroff ( Tesla Asia Pacific) have been ... More >>

ANZLF Welcomes The Launch Of The Kalinda Tiaki Foundation

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 2:17 pm | BusinessNZ

The Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF) warmly welcomed today’s launch of the Kalinda Tiaki Foundation to address barriers to entry for Indigenous people into the Information Technology sector in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The ... More >>

Business Continues To Suffer At Red

Monday, 4 April 2022, 6:04 pm | BusinessNZ

Remaining at red is a disappointing announcement for the many businesses unable to operate normally at the highest traffic light setting. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says more clarity is needed around acceptable rates of admission for the ... More >>