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Debt Relief Extension A Welcome Boost For Businesses And Staff

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 6:22 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ says a 10-month extension of rules allowing businesses to put their debt on hold will give confidence to companies and their employees. The Government introduced the debt hibernation scheme earlier this year as part of relief measures aimed at ... More >>

Bringing RSE Workers Back The Right Move

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:46 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ welcomes the announcement that New Zealand will welcome back 2,000 international workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the move is timely. "Our exports industries have weathered the ... More >>

Wave Of Kiwi Support Expected For NZ Made Day

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 9:58 am | Business NZ

Online Kiwi retailers and manufacturers are expecting a wave of support for locally made products on New Zealand Made Day. Saturday November 21 is the day Buy NZ Made encourages Kiwis to buy at least one locally made item from participating retailers. ... More >>

Large Companies Call For A New Approach

Monday, 12 October 2020, 8:13 am | Business NZ

The leaders of NZ’s largest companies have called for a new approach to the economy after Covid-19. Around 60 CEOs of major companies have contributed to recommendations to the new Government following next month’s election. The CEOs say a new approach ... More >>

New Zealand Remains In Top 10 For Energy Balance

Friday, 9 October 2020, 9:30 am | Business NZ

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index has become part of the energy dialogue both globally and in New Zealand. The Index illustrates the need for countries to balance energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability. New Zealand ... More >>

Achieving The Best Possible Energy System

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 5:57 am | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) has released its advice to the incoming Government for the electoral term following next month’s election. The 2020 ENERGY BRIEFING outlines areas where the energy sector would like to work more closely with the incoming ... More >>

Seven Things For Business

Monday, 21 September 2020, 6:39 pm | Business NZ

Business needs seven key things from the next Government, according to BusinessNZ’s election manifesto A Business View for the 2020 Election outlines businesses’ medium-term needs and desires, based on a survey- of over a thousand businesses across New Zealand. ... More >>

Businesses Welcome Back Skilled Workers

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 3:01 pm | Business NZ

Businesses are looking forward to getting skilled workers stuck abroad, back to work. "Allowing skilled workers and business owners back into the country will be a relief to many businesses that have found valuable staff stuck outside the country ... More >>

Business Wants To Hear Small Business Policies

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 4:31 pm | Business NZ

National’s small business policy would address some key issues for the sector, BusinessNZ says. The policy announced today would overturn recent restrictive employment relations regulations, replace the Resource Management Act, and seek to reduce regulatory ... More >>

Five New Members Appointed To The SBC Advisory Board

Wednesday, 26 August 2020, 10:12 am | Business NZ

Karen Silk, Chair of the Sustainable Business Council (SBC), today announced the appointment of five new members to the SBC Advisory Board. They are: - Alice Andrew, Co-founder and Director, 4Sight - Marc England, Chief Executive, Genesis - Wayne ... More >>

Covid-19 Processes Costly For Business

Monday, 24 August 2020, 4:50 pm | Business NZ

While BusinessNZ welcomes the clarity on timeframes for moving down alert levels, Chief Executive Kirk Hope says exemption processing decisions and timeframes for Auckland businesses and their employees have cost them time and money when they can ... More >>

Deloitte And Chapman Tripp BusinessNZ Election Conference - Postponed

Monday, 17 August 2020, 6:47 pm | Business NZ

Covid-related issues and the change in election date mean that this Election Conference, scheduled for tomorrow (18 August), has now been postponed. New arrangements for this Conference will be sent as soon as possible. More >>

Flexi-wage Extension Would Boost Business

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 3:00 pm | Business NZ

The Labour Party’s proposed support package to assist businesses in hiring at least 40,000 New Zealanders impacted by Covid-19 is welcomed by BusinessNZ. The Party today announced it would provide targeted support to people receiving a benefit or ... More >>

Thoughtful Approach To Start-ups

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 1:46 pm | Business NZ

National’s policy for growing enterprise would draw funds from several different sources and provide help at key points for new businesses, says BusinessNZ. The BusinessStart scheme announced today would provide start-up grants of $10,000 and allow people ... More >>

Improved Pay Equity Bill On The Table

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 5:50 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed changes to the Pay Equity Bill that aims to get better pay for women in undervalued occupations. BusinessNZ was part of the Pay Equity Joint Working Group that agreed on a set of principles for pay equity bargaining. Chief ... More >>

Money For Regional Apprenticeships Good For Local Economies

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 8:37 am | Business NZ

Channelling $40 million from the Provincial Growth Fund into regional apprenticeships will be good for local economies, says BusinessNZ. The funding announced by the Regional Economic Development Minister today will be available to regional apprentices and ... More >>

NZ-UK Free Trade Agreement A Win-win

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 2:50 pm | Business NZ

A successful high-quality free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the UK would reduce barriers and give both economies a much-needed boost, ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says. "This could be very positive for our exporters ... More >>

Extensions To Support Schemes Welcomed

Friday, 5 June 2020, 2:54 pm | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ network has welcomed extensions to the Government’s loan and wage subsidy schemes, saying they would help both employers and employees. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said pushing out the application deadline for the Small ... More >>

Proposal For Trans-Tasman Bubble Considers Every Step Of A Passenger’s Journey

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 1:14 pm | Business NZ

A proposed blueprint into how safe trans-Tasman travel could re-open is advancing fast, with a draft to be presented to New Zealand and Australian governments for consideration in early June. More >>

Income Relief Payment A Welcome Boost

Monday, 25 May 2020, 1:18 pm | Business NZ

The Government’s new temporary payment to support New Zealanders who lose their jobs due to COVID-19 is a welcome boost, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. A new COVID Income Relief Payment is being introduced, alongside a wider work programme ... More >>