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NZ Economy: Stop-go Signs Ahead

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 3:53 pm | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast looks into unchartered territory as Covid-19 continues to affect the economy. The Forecast for the December 2021 quarter indicates that New Zealand is not likely to see as strong an economic upswing as predicted at the ... More >>

BusinessNZ Refuses To Be Part Of Government’s FPA Scheme

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 8:11 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope speaks about the refusal to be part of the Government’s Fair Pay Agreement scheme Video | Link BusinessNZ has confirmed it is refusing to be the Government’s nominated partner in implementing unlawful compulsory national ... More >>

Kiwi Exporters Confident About Survival, Despite Covid-19 Barriers - ExportNZ-DHL Export Barometer

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 7:18 am | Business NZ

Key findings: - The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the way we work: 46% of Kiwi exporters have developed new products/services - NZ exporters are still mostly optimistic: 62% expect international orders to increase, indicating a strong year ... More >>

Action On Emissions Reduction Welcome

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 10:59 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed today’s signpost towards a net zero-carbon New Zealand, with the Government’s release of a draft strategy for next year’s emissions reduction plans. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said business supported meaningful climate ... More >>

NZ’s Energy System Performs Well But Requires More Security Focus

Friday, 8 October 2021, 7:42 am | Business NZ

New Zealand has once again scored well in the global energy ranking that compares how a country balances energy security, equity, and sustainability - the energy trilemma. Each year the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index ranks countries on how ... More >>

Business Welcomes Residency Pathways

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 6:47 am | Business NZ

"Residency pathways for critical workers and their families recognises the significant contribution international workers have made to New Zealand during the pandemic," says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope. "The critical services ... More >>

Emissions Plan Delay Sensible

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 4:40 pm | Business NZ

Delaying NZ’s first emissions reduction plan will allow for more business input, says Tina Schirr, Executive Director of the BusinessNZ Energy Council. The Government announced today that the timeframe for the NZ Emissions Reduction Plan will be extended ... More >>

Full Version Of RMA Replacement Keenly Awaited

Thursday, 12 August 2021, 11:30 am | Business NZ

Issues important to business are missing from the RMA replacement Bill, BusinessNZ says. Presenting BusinessNZ’s submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill, BusinessNZ economist John Pask said the draft exposure Bill was silent on key ... More >>

More RSE Workers Welcome

Monday, 2 August 2021, 7:44 pm | Business NZ

Welcoming more of the Pacific workforce to New Zealand is a good move, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope. "Businesses across all regions and sectors are struggling with skill shortages. It is positive to see the Government applying a risk management ... More >>

Feeling Our Way Towards Hydrogen - Tina Schirr

Friday, 30 July 2021, 2:53 pm | Business NZ

Right now hydrogen is getting a lot of attention. Many countries are focusing on producing hydrogen for fuel, or procuring it, or planning for its future use. Hydrogen fuel is highly desirable - clean hydrogen produces none of the harmful emissions ... More >>

Visa Extensions Welcomed By BusinessNZ

Friday, 16 July 2021, 9:02 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and ... More >>

BusinessNZ To Govt: Time To Reconsider Fair Pay Agreements

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 2:00 pm | Business NZ

Newly released documents show the Government’s plan for Fair Pay Agreements did not have the support of MBIE, and Fair Pay Agreements should now be reconsidered, says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says Fair Pay Agreements would cause massive ... More >>

Big Energy And Transport Cost Increases For Business Will Flow Through To Customers As Well

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 6:24 am | Business NZ

Executive Director of ExportNZ and ManufacturingNZ, Catherine Beard, says a survey of 87 large, medium, and small businesses, shows big increases in electricity, gas and transport costs hitting them. 74% of respondents said they will have to pass ... More >>

Climate Advice Still Compromises ETS

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 1:56 pm | Business NZ

The Commission’s final advice released today includes more discussion of the role of the ETS in achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But it does not provide sufficient justification for compromising the Emissions Trading Scheme, BusinessNZ ... More >>

New Model Results Explore Different Energy Futures For New Zealand

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 5:01 pm | Business NZ

The BEC, EECA and PSI, have launched the New Zealand Energy Scenarios TIMES-NZ 2.0 to help leaders in government, businesses and academia make better informed decisions in a world where uncertainty is growing. BEC executive director Tina Schirr says ... More >>

Budget A Missed Opportunity For Growth

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 3:52 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ acknowledges the social spending contained in Budget 2021 but is disappointed at the lack of focus on growing the economy. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says reducing child poverty, supporting Maori and Pasifika and tackling climate change ... More >>

Migrants Bring Benefits

Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 5:14 am | Business NZ

May 17, 2021 BusinessNZ has welcomed tonight’s announcement by the Government of an increased focus on attracting overseas investment but notes that New Zealand will not be attractive without a workforce to meet the needs of business. "Skill ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements Should Be Terminated

Friday, 7 May 2021, 1:12 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ says significant problems with planned Fair Pay Agreements have not been addressed, and the plan to implement them should be terminated. The Government today released the details for compulsory, nation-wide pay agreements to be introduced ... More >>

Apprenticeship Boost Extension A Welcome Boost For Tradies

Friday, 19 March 2021, 2:15 pm | Business NZ

The Government’s extension of the Apprenticeship Boost initiative until August 2022 will support trades and trades training and keep Kiwis employed, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. Through Apprenticeship Boost, employers can access ... More >>

Time For The Trans-Tasman Safe Travel Zone To Take Off

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 12:40 pm | Business NZ

The Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum is calling for Australia and New Zealand to reconnect for two-way quarantine-free travel as soon as possible. ANZLF Australian Co-chair Ann Sherry AO said: "It’s now 12 months since the 600,000 New Zealanders ... More >>