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Moderation Welcomed

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 3:36 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the moderate approach to setting the latest rise in the minimum wage. The Government has signalled a two percent rise in the minimum wage rate, given headwinds currently facing the NZ economy. BusinessNZ Chief Executive ... More >>

BusinessNZ Welcomes Shape Of New Coalition

Friday, 24 November 2023, 2:45 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the coalition Government policy agreements and Ministerial appointments released today. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the new Government’s focus on policies conducive to business and economic health will be well received ... More >>

World Energy Council Celebrates Century Of Impact

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 6:27 am | Business NZ

New Zealand will be the first country to kick off a global celebration of 100 years of energy impact, with the World Energy Council on Wednesday. BusinessNZ Energy Council Executive Director Tina Schirr says the Council has welcomed visionary members over ... More >>

Just Over One In Five NZ Businesses Say ‘quiet Quitting’ Is Taking Place

Friday, 8 September 2023, 9:45 am | Business NZ

Around 22 per cent of New Zealand businesses say they have noticed instances of “quiet quitting” within their organisations. The finding comes from the 2023 Workplace Wellness Report, released by Southern Cross Health Society in partnership ... More >>

Visa Changes Sensible

Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 9:42 am | Business NZ

The Government has listened to feedback from BusinessNZ and made some sensible changes to visa settings for skilled migrants. BusinessNZ Advocacy Director Catherine Beard has welcomed the revamp and simplification of the Skilled Migrant visa which will ... More >>

Budget 2023: Cheese Rolls For Some, Cupboards Bare For Others

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 5:20 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ says the Government's Budget announcement provides a wellbeing boost for some, but is light on business investment. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says most benefits for business are "fringe in nature". "Reduced public transport ... More >>

Energy Leaders Powering Change For A Sustainable Future

Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 7:28 pm | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) celebrates the energy sector’s commitment facilitating change, as we continue to build a more sustainable energy future. Powering Change is an initiative which champions New Zealand’s climate change goals. The ... More >>

BusinessNZ Encourages Businesses To ‘mind The Gap’

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 3:47 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ is pleased to be part of the MindTheGap movement, and is encouraging other businesses to be transparent about their pay gaps based on gender, ethnicity or disability. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says measuring and being transparent about ... More >>

NZ Economy: Storm Clouds Building

Tuesday, 20 December 2022, 10:03 am | Business NZ

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast reveals that while things might look favourable at first, there are several factors which are still cause for economic concern. Both Treasury and the Reserve Bank have predicted the economy will go into a shallow recession ... More >>

BusinessNZ Network Available To Help

Friday, 18 November 2022, 3:09 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ will not be the default negotiator for Fair Pay Agreements but will provide assistance to employers who are required to negotiate an FPA with unions. BusinessNZ Advocacy Director Catherine Beard says the organisation will not take the Government’s ... More >>

BusinessNZ Network To Assist Members With Fair Pay Agreements

Thursday, 17 November 2022, 1:12 pm | Business NZ

Members of the BusinessNZ Network, New Zealand’s largest employer member’s group, will make their resources available to employers who may get caught up in the Fair Pay Agreements legislation being introduced to law on December 1. The Employers and ... More >>

Visa Changes Welcomed

Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 2:27 pm | Business NZ

The reopening of two residence visa categories will provide some assistance to businesses seeking staff from overseas, BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope says. "The resumption of the Skilled Migrant Category is good news for businesses hoping to fill staff ... More >>

ETS Changes Risky For NZ Business

Friday, 7 October 2022, 6:12 pm | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) says the Emissions Reduction Scheme should be left to do its job. In its submission on proposed changes to the ETS, BEC says businesses across NZ are already working hard to reduce emissions under the current ETS rules, ... More >>

Phones Off The Hook - Govt Ignores Business Again On FPA Concerns

Friday, 7 October 2022, 10:41 am | Business NZ

The Government has failed to listen to business concerns and has doubled down on the worst elements of the Fair Pay Agreements Bill, says BusinessNZ. The Fair Pay Agreements Bill has now been reported back from select committee prior to it being ... More >>

Winners And Losers In NZ-EU FTA

Friday, 1 July 2022, 10:40 am | Business NZ

Director of Advocacy at BusinessNZ Catherine Beard said while the NZ Government and Officials were able to land some wins for exporters in the newly announced FTA with the EU, it is also a deal that falls well short of our best FTA’s in that ... More >>

Groundbreaking Substation Earns Low-carbon Award

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 6:34 am | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) congratulates member Unison Networks for winning the Low-Carbon Future Award, at the 2022 Energy Excellence Awards held in Christchurch last night. Unison’s recently commissioned Windsor Substation is the first of its ... More >>

BusinessNZ Pleased With ILO Outcome

Monday, 13 June 2022, 10:23 am | Business NZ

The ILO has confirmed that it has concerns about the NZ Government’s proposed Fair Pay Agreements legislation and says the Government needs to go back to the table with BusinessNZ and the CTU to ensure that FPAs comply with international law. BusinessNZ ... More >>

New Energy Leaders Set To Make Their Mark

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 6:48 am | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes two new Co-Chairs of the Young Energy Professionals Network (YEPN). YEPN members Elliott Powell (Genesis Energy Ltd.) and Esther Tomkinson (Mercury NZ Ltd.) will start in their new roles officially this week. BusinessNZ ... More >>

Green Hydrogen Scale-up Has Energy Leaders Talking

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:02 am | Business NZ

New insights on low-carbon hydrogen indicate it could play a significant role in meeting Paris Agreement goals by 2040 while contributing to the diversity and security of a countries' energy portfolios. A new report from the World Energy Council: Regional ... More >>

BusinessNZ Urge The Govt To Scrap FPAs And Instead Take Action That Will Make A Real Difference Where It Is Needed Most

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:33 am | Business NZ

As the Government continues to push forward with FPAs, BusinessNZ is recommending three policy changes the Government should make instead. Having passed its first reading, the Government’s FPA Bill will now go to select committee, with public ... More >>





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