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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 >>

Business NZ Endorses Business Leaders’ Comments On Covid Strategy

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 4:53 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ endorses comments made by business leaders about the need for clarity on the Government’s strategic direction in combatting Covid-19. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Government has done a good job of continuing to keep Covid at ... More >>

Holidays Act Overhaul Welcomed

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:10 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed news that the Holidays Act will finally be overhauled. The review of the Holidays Act that proposed the overhaul was initiated by BusinessNZ and the CTU in 2018. Problems with the Act have caused businesses, councils and government ... More >>

Vaccine Announcement A Milestone Towards Covid Goals

Friday, 12 February 2021, 1:44 pm | Business NZ

The announcement that the first batch of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will arrive and start to be administered next week is timely, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope. "Prioritising border workers and their household contacts in the ... More >>

UK’s CPTPP Inclusion Would Be A Win For Exporters

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 4:39 pm | Business NZ

The UK’s addition to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) would reduce barriers and give exporters a much-needed boost in the wake of Covid-19, BusinessNZ Network Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. "I expect to ... More >>

2021 Insights On New Zealand Sustainability Professionals Survey Launches

Monday, 18 January 2021, 10:02 am | Business NZ

Oxygen Consulting in collaboration with Auckland University of Technology (AUT), the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and Sustainable Business Network (SBN) have kicked off their second annual survey on the sustainability profession and are inviting ... More >>

Retention Of International Skills The Right Move

Monday, 21 December 2020, 6:09 am | Business NZ

Visa extensions and a postponed stand down period for low-paid Essential Skills visa holders will help firms retain international skills, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. "International workers have enabled New Zealand companies to ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Bubble Announcement Welcome

Monday, 14 December 2020, 6:21 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed news of the Government’s desire to begin quarantine-free travel with Australia by end of March 2021, saying clear signals on timelines for border development will help businesses to plan their next steps. The proposed travel ... More >>

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 >>