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Mike McRoberts Winner Of Bill Toft Award 2021

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 11:01 am | BusinessNZ

The winner of the Bill Toft Award 2021 is Mike McRoberts. Mike McRoberts, journalist and news anchor, Newshub, won the Bill Toft Award with a compilation of reporting, documentary and news anchor work produced during 2021. The judges said: "Mike's ... More >>

Visa Woes Stall New Zealand’s Recovery

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 9:33 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ supports calls from industry groups who say a lack of visas is severely impacting sectors nationwide. Director of Advocacy Catherine Beard says the current border exception process adds layers of complexity to an already struggling immigration ... More >>

The ANZLF Welcomes Pip Marlow As The New Australian Co-Chair

Friday, 10 December 2021, 11:06 am | BusinessNZ

Pip Marlow, Chief Executive of Salesforce Australia and New Zealand, has been appointed Australian Co-Chair of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, as successor to Ann Sherry AO. The ANZLF brings business and government together to help Australia ... More >>

Border Announcement Welcome, Still Lacking For Tourism

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 3:16 pm | BusinessNZ

ExportNZ welcomes the Government’s announcement on when New Zealand’s border will begin to reopen, starting with the reinstatement of the trans-Tasman bubble in January 2022 and more widely for Kiwis from early February. But for tourism operators, ... More >>

It’s Time To Turn Climate Ambition Into Action

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 11:50 am | BusinessNZ

The Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) are making a series of recommendations for urgent and bold action in their response to the Government’s Emission Reduction Plan (ERP) discussion document. The joint response ... More >>

Improving NZ’s Tax Administration System

Monday, 22 November 2021, 7:06 am | BusinessNZ

Tax administration could be improved with better technology and more partnerships with the private sector, the BusinessNZ Tax Group says. The BusinessNZ Tax Group is a group of leading tax practitioners and service providers who have produced a ... More >>

Changes At BusinessNZ

Friday, 5 November 2021, 11:43 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has appointed a new Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Advocacy. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said New Zealand’s peak industry group has experienced significant growth, requiring new strategic oversight. "Over the ... More >>

Clarity And Certainty For Business - Vaccine Certificates And Mandates

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 4:57 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ endorses proposed law changes that will provide greater clarity and certainty and reduce risks for businesses when making decisions about workplace vaccination mandates. The plan will require vaccination of all workers at businesses where customers ... More >>

Protection Framework Will Hasten Reopening Of The Economy

Friday, 22 October 2021, 1:12 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework announced today. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the framework provides much needed clarity on moving beyond lockdowns and enabling the reopening of the economy. "It ... More >>

National’s Plan Deserves A Look

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 11:20 am | BusinessNZ

National’s economic plan covers the immediate Covid situation as well as the next step of reopening the economy, BusinessNZ says. Commenting on the National Party’s plan released today, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope noted its immediate focus ... More >>

Third Snapshot Report Reveals $9.5 Billion Business Investment In Climate Action

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 8:57 am | BusinessNZ

Signatories to the Climate Leaders Coalition have committed to invest $9.5 billion over the next five years to reduce emissions from their businesses, as revealed in their third anniversary snapshot report released today. The snapshot report follows ... More >>

Businesses Urged To Promote Healthy Hybrid Work Model

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 7:18 am | BusinessNZ

Survey reveals state of New Zealand’s workplace wellness A re-design of New Zealand’s workplace in the wake of COVID-19 has given more flexibility to employees around where they can work, but research released today has revealed a hidden downside to ... More >>

Digital Trade Presents Opportunity To Deepen Ties With US

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 10:27 am | BusinessNZ

A new report exploring the barriers to New Zealand - United States digital trade has found that while there are a range of commercial challenges to work through, the export environment is generally very positive and puts the case for pursuing ... More >>

NZ Economy: Roller Coaster

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 1:41 pm | BusinessNZ

NZ’s economic roller coaster ride can be expected to continue through the next quarter, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast . The forecast for the September quarter shows a fluid situation with Covid issues still dominating the economic landscape, ... More >>

Businesses stressed and anxious: snapshot of sentiment during lockdown

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 9:09 am | BusinessNZ

New Zealand businesses are stressed and anxious about lockdowns, low earnings, and uncertainty. They are generally supportive of NZ’s Covid policies but want to see more movement on vaccinations, testing and tracing, and want more targeted government ... More >>

Extended consultation on ERP welcome

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 4:21 pm | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan will play a significant role in achieving a low-emissions environment and we need to get it right, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope. The Government has delayed the timeframe for developing the NZ Emissions ... More >>

Balanced Approach To Decommissioning Needed

Friday, 10 September 2021, 6:16 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ and the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) have registered their opposition to proposed rules for decommissioning oil and gas infrastructure. The Crown Minerals (Decommissioning and Other Matters) Amendment Bill sets stiff new financial requirements ... More >>

Get Out And Support Local Business At L2

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 6:34 am | BusinessNZ

Buy New Zealand Made is urging Kiwis to make up for lost time and support struggling businesses in their region. "Today’s move down alert levels will be met with a huge sigh of relief for some businesses owners outside Auckland," Executive ... More >>

Rental Support Appropriate

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 6:18 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says rental support would be a good way to help alleviate hardship experienced by small businesses. "The wage subsidy has supported employees and the Resurgence Support Payment has helped some businesses, but many small businesses are bearing ... More >>

Steps Towards Reconnecting Will Be Well-received

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 1:16 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the plan Reconnecting New Zealanders to the World balances the need for caution with the prospects for a managed reopening of the economy. "The plan reinforces our reasons for maintaining an exclusion ... More >>