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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 >>

Uncertainty Remains As Business Community Transitions Into Level 3

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 3:09 pm | Business Central

A recent COVID-19 business survey, conducted by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central, shows that while 92 percent of respondents intend to operate in some form at level three, just 17 per cent will be operating as usual. The remaining ... More >>

Let’s Get Welly Restaurants Cooking

Friday, 24 April 2020, 12:25 pm | Business Central

The launch of the online delivery platform At Yours alongside a meal delivery rebate scheme by WellingtonNZ and Wellington Culinary Events are simple but effective ways to support Wellington’s restaurants, cafés, and suppliers post-Level 4 lockdown, ... More >>

ACC Invoicing Delay A Welcome Respite For Businesses

Friday, 17 April 2020, 3:30 pm | Business Central

ACC’s announcement that they will send out invoices for levies in October instead of July is a welcome respite to many businesses, says Business Central. "ACC’s announcement is practical assistance to businesses in the current environment and ... More >>

Treasury Forecasts Show Need For Medium To Longer Term Small Business Support

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 8:34 am | Business Central

Treasury forecasts released yesterday show that there is an ongoing need to support small businesses with policies that look to assist in the medium to longer term, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. "The Government has managed the situation ... More >>

Businesses Want To Do The Right Thing, Full Stop.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 8:49 pm | Business Central

The vast majority of employers are doing the right thing by their employees and to characterise it as anything else is divisive and unfair, says John Milford, Chief Executive of Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central. "There needs ... More >>

Central NZ Business Confidence Plummets Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

Friday, 3 April 2020, 8:22 am | Business Central

Business confidence has plummeted to record lows, according to a survey by the Wellington Regional Chambers of Commerce and Business Central. "This is not unexpected given the current COVID-19 situation. Overall, central New Zealand business expectations ... More >>