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Released Letter Was The Red Light For LGWM

Friday, 27 May 2022, 3:01 pm | Business Central

Today’s ‘secret’ letter release disappointingly confirms what was long suspected - that Ministers meddled with the original Let’s Get Wellington Moving plans, which were recommended by Officials and backed by Wellingtonians. "This letter has ... More >>

Inflation, Labour Shortage Sends Business Confidence Near Record Low

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 5:42 am | Business Central

The Central New Zealand Business Confidence Survey has seen business confidence plummet in the March quarter. The survey found that net confidence in the national economy sat at -43%, a 57% drop from March 2021, and just short of the record lows ... More >>

Entries Open For 2022 Hawke’s Bay Export Awards

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 6:58 am | Business Central

Hawke’s Bay export successes will be celebrated at the region’s seventh Export Awards in August, featuring a diverse range of inspiring regional businesses and exporters. Details of the ExportNZ ASB Export Awards were announced today by ExportNZ ... More >>

Minimum Wage Piling Pressure Onto Strained Businesses

Friday, 11 February 2022, 11:49 am | Business Central

"A 6% increase in the minimum wage will push more struggling businesses under", says Simon Arcus, Chief Executive of Business Central. "This increase will arrive at Omicron’s peak, and with only a few weeks preparation businesses will be forced ... More >>

Labour Shortage Straining Business, Delta Drives Down Confidence: Survey Finds

Monday, 20 December 2021, 10:04 am | Business Central

New Zealand’s labour shortage is at an unprecedented level, and is straining employers and employees alike, the latest Central New Zealand Business Confidence Survey has found. Nearly half of all businesses surveyed listed a shortage of skilled labour ... More >>

Chamber Announces New Director For Taipei

Friday, 26 November 2021, 4:08 pm | Business Central

The Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has announced Mark Pearson as the new director of the New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office (NZCIO) in Taipei. NZCIO is a subsidiary of the Wellington Chamber and promotes New Zealand’s trade, economic ... More >>

Bipartisan Housing Bill Good News For Wellington

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 3:16 pm | Business Central

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has welcomed today’s announcement of a bipartisan housing plan. "The bipartisan approach places business at the heart of housing policy," said Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Simon Arcus. "By cutting ... More >>

NZ Frost Fans Is Hawke’s Bay ASB Exporter Of The Year

Friday, 30 July 2021, 6:27 am | Business Central

New Zealand Frost Fans has been named ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay ASB Exporter of the Year for 2021. The Hastings manufacturer was presented with the award last night (Thursday 29 July) by ASB Executive General Manager for Corporate Banking, Nigel ... More >>

LGWM Golden Mile Announcement Requires Further Detail

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 8:57 am | Business Central

Today’s (Wednesday 16 June 2021) LGWM media release on the proposed changes to the Golden Mile appears to have little further information for the Wellington businesses that it impacts. "Beyond announcing the option that has been picked, there is ... More >>

Entries Open For 2021 Hawke’s Bay Export Awards

Monday, 12 April 2021, 8:24 am | Business Central

A precautionary boil water notice is still in effect under the advice of Regional Public Health. This means Carterton residents and businesses connected to the town water supply are advised to continue boiling all water before being used for drinking, More >>

Simon Arcus Announced As Chief Executive Of Wellington Chamber And Business Central

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 11:21 am | Business Central

Simon Arcus has been appointed Chief Executive of Wellington Chamber and Business Central, and will be starting in the role from March. Simon, a born and bred Wellingtonian, is currently based in Melbourne and will be returning to New Zealand to take up the ... More >>

Businesses Gaining Confidence In The Lead Up To Christmas

Monday, 7 December 2020, 6:37 am | Business Central

The results of the latest Central New Zealand business confidence survey show a gain in confidence in the business community after what has been a difficult year, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central. "Overall, businesses’ ... More >>

Earshots Deserved Winners On The Night

Saturday, 5 December 2020, 5:34 pm | Business Central

The Westpac Choose Manawatū Business Awards were an excellent way to round off a difficult year for the business community, say Business Central and BusinessNZ chief executives, John Milford and Kirk Hope. "The Massey University Sport and ... More >>

CentrePort Vision A Clear Way Forward For The Waterfront

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:18 am | Business Central

Yesterday morning, CentrePort shared their vision for Wellington’s port and waterfront and received a positive response from the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and the business attendees. "The port plays a significant role in our city and regional ... More >>

RSE Announcement A Welcome Reprieve

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:17 am | Business Central

Business Central has welcomed the Government's decision to allow an extra 2,000 seasonal workers into New Zealand in early 2021. "The horticulture and wine industry have been calling for this announcement for several months now, so it is ... More >>

Wellington Next - Where To From Here?

Friday, 20 November 2020, 4:57 pm | Business Central

Wellington Chamber of Commerce President, Jo Healey, was pleased with the conversation from this morning’s Wellington Next Forum, but asks - where to from here? "We’ve always known that Wellingtonians are passionate about the future of their city and ... More >>

RCEP Signing A Win, But India Must Still Be Pursued

Monday, 16 November 2020, 11:15 am | Business Central

The official signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement over the weekend is a win for New Zealand, says Business Central Chief Executive, John Milford. "At a time when protectionism and economic nationalism is on the ... More >>

Government Moves Quickly To Extend Small Business Support

Monday, 9 November 2020, 5:11 pm | Business Central

Business Central and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce are pleased with the Government’s changes to extend the Small Business Loan Scheme announced today. "It’s good to see the Government move quickly to lock in the policy changes signaled during ... More >>

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 >>