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PMI And PSI Surveys Postponed

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 2:16 pm | BusinessNZ

Unfortunately, the March Business NZ-BNZ PMI and PSI will not be produced. In deference to our business community, which is currently under unprecedented stress, we have decided that conducting these surveys at this time would be inappropriate. Similarly, ... More >>

Business Must Pass On Full Wage Subsidies, Extra Measures Applauded

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 3:44 pm | BusinessNZ

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central is echoing the Government’s call for employers to ensure they pass on the wage subsidies to all their employees. "The vast majority of businesses will be doing the right thing and passing on ... More >>

Government, Banks Unite Against Covid-19

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 5:57 pm | BusinessNZ

The Government’s announcement of a $6.25 billion Business Finance Guarantee Scheme for small and medium-sized businesses is a great example of collaboration in a time of crisis, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. "It’s great to see the ... More >>

Business Support Covid-19

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:51 pm | BusinessNZ

New Covid-19 alert levels give us the best chance of keeping people alive and getting back to normal as soon as possible, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. "Although businesses are required to close, it is reassuring that wage subsidies have been ... More >>

Covid-19: Time To Support Kiwi Businesses

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 2:09 pm | BusinessNZ

The government’s unveiling of a $12.1 billion Covid-19 relief package is a positive move for business, Buy NZ Made executive director Ryan Jennings says. "This rescue plan is to save businesses and their employees in the face of significant ... More >>

Business Support Package Welcomed

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 2:06 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the business continuity package announced by the Government will substantially help businesses keep operating through the period of the coronavirus outbreak. He said the wage support and tax measures were well-focused ... More >>

Sir Rob Fenwick, Sustainable Business Visionary And Environmentalist

Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 5:26 pm | BusinessNZ

A founder member of the Sustainable Business Council, Sir Rob Fenwick has left us with a living legacy says SBC’s Executive Director Mike Burrell. ‘Sir Rob helped lay the foundation for mainstreaming sustainability within New Zealand business. ... More >>

Support For Business Welcomed

Monday, 9 March 2020, 4:59 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed news that the Government will introduce a targeted wage subsidy for businesses hurt by Coronavirus. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the whole BusinessNZ Network had been involved, with business organisations EMA, Business Central, ... More >>

Protestors Must Be Held Accountable For Harm

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 9:55 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says pressure groups who undertake illegal demonstrations should be treated like any other group and held accountable for their actions. The protest action overnight occupying an OMV gas exploration rig off the Taranaki coast was illegal, highly irresponsible ... More >>

Fuel Market Competition Questions

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 2:37 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says legislation requiring more transparent petrol pricing will probably be well-received, but there are concerns about the market study that prompted it. The Government has announced it is drafting a Fuel Market Bill to introduce requirements ... More >>

Mike Moore remembered

Sunday, 2 February 2020, 4:03 pm | BusinessNZ

Mike Moore will be remembered as a true leader by the business community, says BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope. More >>

Road infrastructure good for business

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 12:19 pm | BusinessNZ

Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the additional spending on roading infrastructure would be positive for business. More >>

Poor timing for release of significant climate proposals

Friday, 20 December 2019, 3:47 pm | BusinessNZ

The Government has just launched a public consultation on draft settings and price controls for the Emissions Trading Scheme, with a February deadline. More >>

NZ economy: mixed outlook

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 8:52 am | BusinessNZ

Growth - not spectacular, but comparatively solid - is predicted in the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the December 2019 quarter. More >>

Minimum wage needs moderation

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 4:55 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says today’s increase in the minimum wage is larger than normal and raises questions about whether some businesses will be able to cope. More >>

BusinessNZ President re-elected

Monday, 9 December 2019, 10:44 am | BusinessNZ

Wellington businessman Vaughan Renner has been re-elected BusinessNZ President at BusinessNZ’s Annual General Meeting. More >>

Process concerns in market study

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 1:50 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ is voicing process concerns in the market study into the retail fuel sector released today. More >>

Further consultation essential on bank capital proposals

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 1:17 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ is calling for a further round of consultation on the Reserve Bank’s capital adequacy decisions made today. Chief executive Kirk Hope says New Zealand’s major financial institutions are already well capitalised and managed. More >>

New head for Energy Council

Friday, 29 November 2019, 10:28 am | BusinessNZ

Tina replaces John Carnegie who has taken a position as Chief Executive of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association PEPANZ. More >>

Future of Work priorities released

Monday, 25 November 2019, 7:05 pm | BusinessNZ

The Future of Work Tripartite Assessment identifies the priorities for NZ’s working future, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope. More >>



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