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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 >>

Fixing Wellington’s Infrastructure Deficit Should Be Top Of Government’s To-do List

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 4:48 pm | Business Central

The Government’s call for infrastructure projects that are ‘ready to go’ is welcome news for Wellington, given the stalled progress to date of ‘Let’s Get Wellington Moving’, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. "The whole ‘Let’s ... More >>

Business Supports Government Action On COVID-19

Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:31 pm | Business Central

Moving to Level 4 means it will get harder, but it will get better says John Milford, Chief Executive of Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central. "We support the Government making this decision to increase the COVID-19 alert level. ... More >>

Business Package Practical And Reassuring, Says Business Central

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:59 pm | Business Central

The Government’s COVID-19 business continuity package contains practical measures that will help reassure business and the public in these uncertain times, says Business Central. "The targeted support to help keep businesses afloat and people in ... More >>

Government Must Move Urgently On COVID-19 Relief, Says Business Central

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 8:43 am | Business Central

The Government must move urgently on its targeted wage subsidies and other initiatives it’s working on for businesses hurt by COVID-19, says Business Central Chief Executive John Milford. "We welcome yesterday’s announcement but the Government must ... More >>

Central NZ business confidence improves prior to Christmas

Monday, 27 January 2020, 8:34 am | Business Central

Businesses' expectations on New Zealand's economic outlook improved ahead of the 2019 Christmas break, according to a survey by the Wellington Regional Chambers of Commerce and Business Central. More >>

Chamber thanks Lance Walker

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 10:54 am | Business Central

The resignation of Lance Walker as WellingtonNZ Chief Executive will be a disappointment to those in the business community, says John Milford, Chief Executive of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. More >>

Leadership needed to act on local government reform

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:40 pm | Business Central

The Productivity Commission's exhaustive report on improving the performance and efficiency of local government is just the first step towards effective reform of the sector, according to Business Central. More >>

Central region’s business network announces new directors

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:29 pm | Business Central

Business Central and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome three new directors - Katy Ellis, Mahinarangi Tangaere, and Sophie Braggins. More >>

Road and rail investment applauded

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 2:21 pm | Business Central

The Government's commitment today to significantly increase infrastructure investment is a welcome boost to businesses at a time when economic growth and confidence is lower than it should be, says Business Central. More >>

Airport boss to lead ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:40 pm | Business Central

Stuart Ainslie, the Chief Executive of Hawke’s Bay Airport, has been elected Chair of ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay. More >>

Small business initiatives welcomed

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:04 am | Business Central

"Prime among these is the target for government departments to pay as fast as they can the small businesses that deal with them," says Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

NZ-Taiwan Business Council holds inaugural conference

Friday, 29 November 2019, 5:01 pm | Business Central

The New Zealand Taiwan Business Council (NZTBC) yesterday held its first joint business conference in New Zealand since it was re-launched last year. More >>

Business Central welcomes cash for Marton research facility

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 5:38 pm | Business Central

Business Central welcomes Provincial Growth Fund support for a ground-breaking commercial bio-plastics research facility, to be built in Marton. More >>

Chamber congratulates new Council CEO

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:52 pm | Business Central

Wellington Chamber of Commerce congratulates Barbara McKerrow on being appointed Wellington City Council’s new Chief Executive, replacing Kevin Lavery. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements would bring back compulsion

Friday, 18 October 2019, 11:16 am | Business Central

The Government's desire to reintroduce compulsory workplace bargaining through Fair Pay Agreements is bad news for employees, employers and New Zealand's economy as a whole, says Business Central. More >>

Insurance premiums skyrocketing for Wellington businesses

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 8:41 am | Business Central

Half of Wellington businesses have faced difficulties purchasing insurance as the city grapples with a rapidly changing insurance market, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce. More >>

Central NZ business confidence slumps again

Friday, 4 October 2019, 8:38 am | Business Central

Businesses confidence is continuing to slump further into negative territory, according to a survey by Wellington Regional Chambers of Commerce and Business Central. More >>

New Zealand to benefit from more seasonal workers

Friday, 27 September 2019, 2:13 pm | Business Central

New Zealand will be better off as a result of more seasonal workers coming in to contribute to the key horticulture and viticulture industries over the next couple of years, says Business Central. More >>

Jetstar's cancelled central regional routes disappointing

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 1:59 pm | Business Central

Today's announcement that Jetstar is proposing to cease its regional turboprop services in New Zealand and will suspend flights to Nelson, Napier, New Plymouth and Palmerston North from December is disappointing news for the Central New Zealand region, says ... More >>

 

 

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