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Delay Minimum Wage Increase

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 8:55 am | Business NZ

Tomorrow’s increase in the minimum wage will cause additional difficulties in many businesses once the wage subsidy is discontinued, BusinessNZ says. Employers are currently assisted by the wage subsidy in paying employees 80 percent of their ... More >>

NZ Business Seeks Certainty On Further Economic Support

Monday, 23 March 2020, 10:50 am | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Network and The New Zealand Initiative are encouraging the Government to go further with its economic support package, saying the support package announced last week was the right first step and was greatly appreciated but needed to go further. ... More >>

Green Hydrogen Announcement A Game-changer

Friday, 6 March 2020, 11:39 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ Energy Council executive director Tina Schirr commends the government’s announcement it will invest $19.9 million through the Provincial Growth Fund in a South Taranaki hydrogen energy facility. "We are pleased the Fund is working ... More >>

What’s Keeping Energy Leaders Awake At Night?

Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 4:15 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) Executive Director Tina Schirr welcomes the release of the World Energy Council’s Issues Monitor for 2020. The Issues Monitor provides a snapshot of what keeps energy policymakers, CEOs and leading experts in 104 countries ... More >>

A Step Towards Low Carbon Transport

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 12:28 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) executive director Tina Schirr welcomes the Government’s announcement that it is helping deliver more infrastructure and options for low emissions transport through new projects. "The EV industry has been hamstrung by a lack ... More >>

Kiwi youth feeling the heat

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 9:26 am | Business NZ

New research confirms Kiwi youth are socially aware and concerned about the protection of the environment they are living in. More >>

Affordable energy storage lacking

Friday, 24 January 2020, 9:49 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ Energy Council executive director Tina Schirr welcomes the release of the World Energy Council’s (WEC) Innovation Insights Brief - Five Steps to Energy Storage . More >>

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 >>



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