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Family Reunification Key To Retaining Skills

Monday, 19 April 2021, 10:31 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the announcement of increased border exceptions to allow family reunification for some migrant workers in NZ. The exceptions will be for the families of health care workers and of a small number of high-skilled workers in ... More >>

Better Law-making Sought By Business

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 3:08 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says a move to improve law-making is well overdue. Today the Regulatory Standards Bill was drawn from the members’ ballot in Parliament. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the Bill would be welcomed by the business sector which ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Bubble A Significant Breakthrough For Business

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 4:05 pm | BusinessNZ

The announcement a Trans-Tasman bubble will go ahead this month is a win for businesses on both sides of the ditch, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. The Government today announced the resumption of quarantine free travel between New Zealand and ... More >>

Minimum Wage Not The Only Problem

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:35 am | BusinessNZ

Today’s increase in the minimum wage is not the only problem facing small businesses, says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the minimum wage rise that takes effect today is just one of several new obligations looming for small businesses, ... More >>

BusinessNZ’s Response To Climate Consultation

Monday, 29 March 2021, 2:22 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ’s response to the Climate Change Commission’s first package of draft advice to Government stresses the important role of business in achieving emissions reductions. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it supports New Zealand’s ... More >>

NZ Economy: Managing Risks

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 3:09 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the March 2021 quarter shows the economy in a holding pattern. The BusinessNZ Economic Conditions Index currently sits at 11 for the March 2021 quarter, down 2 on the previous quarter and up 17 on a year ago ... More >>

Aviation Support A Win For Exporters

Monday, 22 March 2021, 10:20 am | BusinessNZ

The government’s extension of the aviation relief package to the end of October gives certainty to under pressure exporters, ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says. In March 2020, the Government set aside $600 million for an aviation ... More >>

Wage Subsidy Returns

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 12:38 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the announcement that the Wage Subsidy will be available nationwide from this week. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the extension of the Wage Subsidy recognised the loss of revenue experienced by businesses in other parts of ... More >>

Flexi-wage Expansion Will Lift Business Confidence, Employment

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 1:08 pm | BusinessNZ

The government’s support package to assist businesses in hiring at least 40,000 people impacted by Covid-19 will boost business confidence and get unemployed Kiwis back into work, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. Changes to the flexi-wage ... More >>

Steady Minimum Wage Rate A Reasonable Move

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 3:01 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ is expressing caution on plans to raise the minimum wage next year. The Government has confirmed it will increase the rate to $20 per hour from 1 April 2021. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says Covid-19 has reduced the earning ability ... More >>

NZ Economy Better Than Expected

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 12:06 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the December 2020 quarter shows the economy in better shape than expected following Covid-19’s massive hit mid-year. It shows a bounce-back after the 11 percent GDP drop over the June quarter, suggesting a V-shaped ... More >>

Covid Resurgence Support Will Boost Business Confidence

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:03 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope has welcomed extensive All of Government planning in the event of a community case of Covid-19 during the holiday period. The Government has announced support for affected businesses if there is a resurgence of Covid-19, ... More >>

Automated Trademark Breach Tool Goes Live

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 12:20 pm | BusinessNZ

Buy NZ Made and Arcanum have partnered to launch Logo Hunter , an automated trademark identification tool. Arcanum’s AI-powered search tool allows companies to control who is using their logo without permission. An automated search allows users to receive ... More >>

Border Critical To Economic Recovery

Monday, 7 December 2020, 3:59 pm | BusinessNZ

Companies need a risk mitigation and management approach to the border to enable skilled workers, customers and investors to come to New Zealand, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. BusinessNZ's Border Survey , released today, shows companies ... More >>

BEC Welcomes The Reappointment Of Minister Of Energy And Resources

Monday, 2 November 2020, 1:30 pm | BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has welcomed the reappointment of Dr Megan Woods to the role of Minister of Energy and Resources. BEC executive director Tina Schirr says she looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Minister. "BEC ... More >>

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 >>