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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 >>

First RMA Replacement Bill Released

Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 1:28 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the release of the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill, the first of three Bills to replace the Resource Management Act. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope acknowledges the organisations that have assisted ... More >>

NZ Economy: Constraints To Growth

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 9:25 am | BusinessNZ

Indicators during the June quarter show the economy bouncing back, although with constraints building. The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows GDP figures holding up well, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. The BusinessNZ Economic Conditions ... More >>

Further Border Exemptions And Visa Extensions Welcomed

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 8:56 am | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ welcomes the extension of visas, deferral of the three year stand down and border exemptions for the dairy industry. "It is good to see Government recognising that immigration is critical to our export-led recovery. Skill shortages ... More >>

Latest Figures For Goods Trade Both Positive And Cautionary

Friday, 28 May 2021, 4:45 pm | BusinessNZ

NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small says the story from the latest update to the monthly goods trade data is both a positive and cautionary one. Mr Small says the overall 12-month picture for our goods exports to the U.S. is positive, with ... More >>

NZUS Council Welcomes Increased Cooperation With New US Administration

Monday, 17 May 2021, 4:50 pm | BusinessNZ

The NZUS Council Executive Director Jordan Small said recent positive discussions and cooperation on trade, the US support for IP waivers for vaccines, and the Christchurch Call show that a strong agenda is forming between the New Zealand Government and ... More >>

ExportNZ Welcomes Trade Missions And Trade Focus

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 3:58 pm | BusinessNZ

ExportNZ welcomes Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern’s announcement today that she will be leading a trade mission to Australia in July and that Trade Minister Damien O’Connor will be heading to the UK and Brussels in June to pursue the FTA negotiations ... More >>

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 >>