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Safe, Open Border Crucial To NZ’s Export Success

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 10:01 am | BusinessNZ

A plan for opening our border safely to international students, business travellers and essential skilled workers should be the incoming government’s highest priority, according to ExportNZ’s Election Manifesto released today. "ExportNZ holds ... More >>

Business, Covid, And The 2020 Election

Friday, 11 September 2020, 11:29 am | BusinessNZ

Most businesspeople approve of the Government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, but many are uncomfortable with New Zealand’s resultant debt. And business wants a plan for raising economic performance to deal with Covid fallout. The key findings ... More >>

Latest RMA Proposals Hold Promise

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 11:43 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says the latest proposals for fixing the Resource Management Act hold some promise of improvement. Today’s report by the Resource Management Review Panel (Randerson Report) contains a number of recommendations that could provide a more ... More >>

Infrastructure Spend To Boost Energy Sector Resilience

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:19 pm | BusinessNZ

A new package of infrastructure investments will help restart New Zealand’s economy and boost the energy sector, the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) says. Executive director Tina Schirr says more than $5 billion of projects across New Zealand are ... More >>

Future-focused Port Investment A Winner

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 3:54 pm | BusinessNZ

New Zealand is set to benefit from New Zealand Green Investment Finance’s (NZGIF) move to support projects that will cut emissions at Wellington’s CentrePort, the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) say. Today ... More >>

Fast-tracking Development Welcomed

Monday, 15 June 2020, 5:19 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ network welcomes today’s announcement of fast-tracked infrastructure projects. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said it was good that large projects, capable of creating hundreds of new jobs, would soon be underway. "The important ... More >>

Livelihoods Saved Through Immigration Changes

Friday, 12 June 2020, 12:46 pm | BusinessNZ

Jobs and businesses will be saved as a direct result of changes made to immigration criteria, ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says. The Government has announced provisions for people to be able to enter New Zealand to support the economic recovery ... More >>

Transmission Pricing Spells The End Of A Decade Of Uncertainty

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 4:34 pm | BusinessNZ

The Electricity Authority’s new guidelines for transmission pricing spell the end of a decade of uncertainty, BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) Executive Director Tina Schirr says. "This has been a drawn-out process lasting more than 10-years ... More >>

Covid-19 A Game Changer For Energy?

Friday, 8 May 2020, 10:05 am | BusinessNZ

The World Energy Council (WEC) has today released the results of two surveys that investigate the impacts of Covid-19 on the world and its energy systems. WEC’s surveys, on Business Impact and Preparedness and Future Outlook , were aimed at addressing ... More >>

Expert Group Formed To Investigate Safely Opening Trans-Tasman Travel

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 5:46 pm | BusinessNZ

Plans for re-opening trans-Tasman travel are gathering momentum with the establishment of a new business-led expert group to investigate and develop recommended solutions for the safe reopening of borders between Australia and New Zealand. Today the Australia ... More >>

National’s Support Ideas Sensible

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 4:02 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says National’s proposals for business support would help build investment and confidence. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says National’s proposals for cash grants, low-interest loans and a higher cap on depreciation are sensible options. National ... More >>

New Future Energy Leader Made In New Zealand

Monday, 4 May 2020, 3:08 pm | BusinessNZ

The World Energy Council's Future Energy Leader - 100 Programme (FEL-100) has named Dr Steve Heinen as New Zealand’s new representative. The FEL Board Nominations Committee selected 41 representatives from around the world from more than 350 highly ... More >>

Interest-free Loans For A Year Helpful Support

Friday, 1 May 2020, 1:54 pm | BusinessNZ

Interest-free loans for a year are a helpful support for small businesses, says BusinessNZ. The Government’s Small Business Cashflow Scheme announced today will ensure loans of $10,000 and payments of $1,800 per full-time employee that will be ... More >>

ACC Delay In Invoicing Welcomed

Friday, 17 April 2020, 1:32 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed ACC’s decision to delay invoicing by three months to help businesses cope with the impact of Covid-19. Invoices for ACC levies in the 2020/21 financial year will now be sent out in October instead of July. BusinessNZ Chief ... More >>

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 >>