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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 >>

Manawatū Gorge replacement highway funding welcomed

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 1:41 pm | Business Central

Business Central welcomes the Government's announcement of initial funding of $100 million, and a further ear-marked funding totaling $620 million for construction of the Manawatū Gorge replacement highway. More >>

Tax changes will benefit small and medium businesses

Monday, 23 September 2019, 4:55 pm | Business Central

The two upcoming tax policy changes announced today will assist small and medium businesses to grow, says Business Central. More >>

Boost to workplace literacy and numeracy training welcomed

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:55 am | Business Central

Businesses will welcome the extra government funding to boost literacy and numeracy training in the workplace, says Business Central. More >>

Business Central welcomes Waitomo’s expansion

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 12:34 pm | Business Central

New Plymouth businesses will welcome today’s opening of fuel cost-cutter Waitomo’s first retail and commercial site in the region, says Business Central. "This is good news because competition is good for any market," says Chief Executive ... More >>

Government must prioritise employer confidence

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:20 pm | Business Central

Today's announcement from Education Minister Chris Hipkins restructuring New Zealand's vocational education and apprenticeship system creates uncertainty for businesses trying to progress their employees up the qualifications ladder, says Business Central. More >>

RMA overhaul needs to go-ahead

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 1:44 pm | Business Central

Reform of the Resource Management Act to achieve better environmental and economic outcomes will hopefully quickly follow the Government's announcement today of an RMA working group, says Business Central. More >>

Workplace reforms could harm workers and employers

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 5:15 pm | Business Central

New analysis published today by the NZ Initiative casts doubt over the recommendations from the Government’s ‘Fair Pay Agreements’ working group, says Business Central. More >>

 

 

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