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Prudent, workable suggestions for council funding

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:24 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ says the Productivity Commission has listened to business concerns in making its recommendations on council funding. More >>

Time to act on rates

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:22 pm | Business NZ

"Let’s get on with it" is the message from a group of national business organisations responding to the Productivity Commission’s final report from its year-long Inquiry into Local Government Funding and Financing. More >>

Global Hydrogen Initiative will assist shift to net-zero

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:16 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ Energy Council Executive Director Tina Schirr welcomes the unveiling of the Hydrogen Global Initiative by the World Energy Council (WEC). More >>

Infrastructure boost must contribute to productivity growth

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 3:58 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the $12 billion infrastructure boost announced today, and says it’s appropriate for road and rail transport to be the priorities. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said business would be keen to see the details of the projects. More >>

Support and timely payments for small business

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 12:49 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the Government’s Small Business Strategy and the establishment of a cross-agency small business unit to implement it. More >>

Cutting-edge modelling highlights different energy futures

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:16 pm | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC), along with businesses, academia, government and non-government organisations today released two plausible scenarios of New Zealand’s energy future to 2060. More >>

Abbie Reynolds award important for business

Friday, 25 October 2019, 12:22 pm | Business NZ

The Board and Management Award in this year’s Women of Influence Awards is significant because of the many achievements of winner Abbie Reynolds and because her work is all about sustainability, says BusinessNZ. More >>

2019 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer

Monday, 21 October 2019, 9:14 am | Business NZ

Auckland, 21 October, 2019: The 2019 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer released today offers compelling insights into the state of New Zealand’s exports and a glimpse into trends and opportunities in 2020. More >>

New Zealand 19th most competitive

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 12:34 pm | Business NZ

New Zealand is the 19th most competitive nation in the world, according to the Global Competitiveness Index. More >>

OIO decision confidence building

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 3:05 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ welcomes a decision by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Associate Minister of Finance David Parker to approve new applications by mining company OceanaGold to purchase land in Waihi. More >>

Strong candidate selected for climate role

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 11:16 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope welcomes the appointment of Climate Change Commission (CCC) Chair-designate Dr Rod Carr. More >>

Work needed to successfully deliver electricity outcomes

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 1:13 pm | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the release of the Electricity Price Review Panel’s report (the ‘EPR’ report) and the Government’s response to it, but work is needed. More >>

Ardern-Trump meeting profiles high-value relationship

Monday, 23 September 2019, 10:01 am | Business NZ

The NZUS Council has welcomed the news of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday 24 September in the margins of the UN General Assembly. More >>

Immigration changes a boost for regional New Zealand

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:48 pm | Business NZ

Regional New Zealand will benefit most from changes to employer-assisted visa settings, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. More >>

Businesses to benefit from training investment

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 10:35 am | Business NZ

Additional funding to support employer-led training initiatives in literacy and numeracy is welcomed by BusinessNZ, Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. More >>

Smooth transition key to successful vocational reform

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 12:26 pm | Business NZ

The reform of vocational education will need to be carefully managed to ensure there continues to be a skills pipeline for industry, BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says. More >>

Increased support for innovation

Friday, 12 July 2019, 11:31 am | Business NZ

Moves to broaden R&D tax incentives for more businesses have been welcomed by BusinessNZ. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements not suitable for New Zealand

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 2:15 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ endorses the New Zealand Initiative’s report 'Why Fair Pay Agreements would be bad for labour,' and agrees that compulsory sector-wide bargaining would not be a suitable system for New Zealand. More >>

NZ economy reasonably robust despite heightened risks

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9:21 am | Business NZ

The New Zealand economy continues to perform reasonably well despite heightened risks in the international economy, according to the latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast. More >>

NZUS Council supports efforts for a trade agreement with US

Friday, 21 June 2019, 2:16 pm | Business NZ

The NZUS Council will increase its engagement in the United States to support Foreign Minister, Rt Hon Winston Peters’ efforts to promote a free trade agreement with the United States. More >>

 

 

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