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Council’s Central Library Decision Backward-looking

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 3:58 pm | Business Central

Today’s decision to strengthen rather than rebuild the Central Library is a missed opportunity to redevelop Civic Square, the heart of Wellington says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. "Wellington City Council ought to have considered all the ... More >>

Business Central Congratulates NZ Labour On Election Win

Monday, 19 October 2020, 12:21 pm | Business Central

Business Central congratulates the New Zealand Labour Party on their election win over the weekend, as well as congratulating all those elected as Members of Parliament across the Central New Zealand region. "There was an electoral shift throughout ... More >>

Business Central Releases 2020 Election Report With A Clear Message To Government

Friday, 18 September 2020, 2:10 pm | Business Central

Business Central has released its 2020 Election Report ahead of the upcoming election, outlining what businesses in Central New Zealand expect from an incoming government. The report sets out seven key focus areas, with the post-lockdown economy being the ... More >>

New Border Exemption Categories Shows Government Is Listening

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 4:25 pm | Business Central

Businesses have been asking for border exemptions for overseas visa holders and finally get their wish under new rules announced today. "The new rules around border exemptions for people who already hold working visas and jobs in New Zealand ... More >>

John Milford Thanked For Service To Wellington Chamber, Business Central And ExportNZ Central

Friday, 4 September 2020, 10:30 am | Business Central

John Milford is stepping down from his position as Chief Executive of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, Business Central and ExportNZ Central, and will finish at the end of November. John has been Chief Executive since the beginning of 2015, and prior ... More >>

Change In Alert Levels Impacts Businesses’ Confidence, Sign Of Things To Come

Friday, 21 August 2020, 9:15 am | Business Central

Results from the Central New Zealand business confidence survey may be a telling sign of things to come says Business Central and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. "Our survey was in the field during the transition up the COVID alert levels, ... More >>

Randerson Report Recommendations Long Overdue

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 10:51 am | Business Central

The recommendations released from the Resource Management Review Panel, known as the Randerson Report, that seek reform of New Zealand’s current Resource Management Act (RMA) are long overdue says Business Central and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. ... More >>

Pay Equity Bill Supported By Business Central

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 10:23 am | Business Central

The improved Pay Equity Bill has been welcomed by Business Central, who are pleased with the progress after two years in the House. Business Central is part of the BusinessNZ network, one of the parties in the Pay Equity Joint Working Group that agreed on ... More >>

PMI Results A Welcome Sign

Friday, 17 July 2020, 11:24 am | Business Central

Business Central has welcomed the latest PMI (Performance of Manufacturing Index) results released today, that show the manufacturing sector ‘expanding’ during June, the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown. The country-wide result is the ... More >>

Community Recovery Programme A Win For The Regions

Monday, 6 July 2020, 1:21 pm | Business Central

The rollout of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery Programme to an additional 23 Councils is fantastic news for young people in the regions, Business Central Chief Executive, John Milford, says. "We know that youth unemployment ... More >>

COVID-recovery Infrastructure Investment Will Support Central New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:21 pm | Business Central

Today’s infrastructure investment announcement from the Government will see Central New Zealand receive $625 million in the first tranche of targeted funding. The investment package includes about $210 million for climate resilience and flood protection projects, ... More >>

Regional Skills Leadership Group Applauded By Wellington Chamber

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 4:14 pm | Business Central

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has today welcomed the announcement of Regional Skills Leadership Group and believes the group is well balanced for the job ahead. "The labour market and skills required for the future of work in our region ... More >>

Employment Programme Funding Welcomed

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 1:05 pm | Business Central

The Government’s Apprenticeship Support Programme announcement, which funds four initiatives to help employers to retain and bring on new apprentices, is welcome news says Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central Chief Executive, John ... More >>

Start Of COVID-19 Recovery Welcomed By Central NZ Businesses

Monday, 15 June 2020, 6:03 pm | Business Central

The Government’s COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track) Bill and Provincial Growth Fund announcements made today are a positive start for central New Zealand, but hopefully, it is just the beginning, says Business Central and Wellington Chamber of Commerce ... More >>

It’s Time To Open Back Up For Business

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 4:18 pm | Business Central

Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central supports the call from BusinessNZ - that it’s now time for the recovery blueprint to kick in. "We’re concerned that the impact of the current rules is leading to the perception that our economic ... More >>

Businesses Grateful For Level 2 Decision

Monday, 11 May 2020, 6:28 pm | Business Central

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central says the Government's staged roll-out of level 2 will come as a relief to the majority of businesses. "It has certainly not been easy and the lockdown has been stressful for business owners ... More >>

Budget Must Give Business Confidence For NZ Recovery

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 4:16 pm | Business Central

At today’s annual Pre-Budget address, Finance Minister Grant Robertson previewed the Government’s 2020 budget release next week. Spending planned for the five priority areas outlined in the Budget Policy Statement has been re-assessed, with the Minister ... More >>

Wellington Economy Needs The Trans-Tasman Bubble

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 10:51 am | Business Central

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce believes a trans-Tasman bubble is vital for Wellington’s economic recovery. "A trans-Tasman travel arrangement would be a big step in Wellington’s recovery and could mean our regional tourism market recovers faster ... More >>

Interest-free Loans The Right Support For SMEs

Friday, 1 May 2020, 3:34 pm | Business Central

Today’s Small Business Cashflow Scheme announcement will provide much relief for small and medium businesses, says Business Central and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. "It’ll give businesses some breathing space as they plan for their ... More >>

PGF Investments Will Support Recovery And Resilience, Says Business Central

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 9:38 am | Business Central

This morning’s announcement from the Provincial Growth Fund will bring much needed jobs and resilience to the regions, says Business Central. "The $15.5 million commitment from the PGF to invest in water facilities development in the Hawke’s ... More >>