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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 >>

Record number of Kiwi businesses apply for NZ Made status

Monday, 17 June 2019, 11:50 am | Business NZ

In the face of growing international competition, being recognised as a New Zealand made brand is helping Kiwi businesses thrive, Buy New Zealand Made executive director Ryan Jennings says. More >>

Focused spending for business and the economy

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 3:46 pm | Business NZ

The Wellbeing Budget contains spending that would be positive for business and the economy, says BusinessNZ. More >>

EITE business committed to low-emissions economy

Monday, 27 May 2019, 10:18 am | Business NZ

A report by Castalia Strategic Advisors shows that EITE (Emission Intensive and Trade Exposed) businesses are proactively reducing emissions and have a common interest in helping the Government to meet its international climate change obligations. More >>

Policies and actions needed to get to low emissions economy

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:52 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ says clear policies and actions and a political bipartisan approach will be needed to meet the ambitious targets contained in new zero carbon legislation. More >>

CGT decision strengthens confidence in tax system

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 2:46 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has congratulated the Government for its decision not to proceed with a capital gains tax. More >>

$5 billion additional costs from a capital gains tax

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:02 am | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has released an analysis of additional costs to the economy that would accompany the direct costs of New Zealand’s proposed capital gains tax. More >>

Partnership approach to immigration

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 11:48 am | Business NZ

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has been consulting on plans to improve the system for employer-assisted work visas - the process by which employers can hire skills from overseas if they are unavailable in New Zealand. More >>

Innovation spend celebrated

Friday, 1 March 2019, 11:33 am | Business NZ

New data from Statistics NZ shows a recent increase of around half a billion dollars over the last two years had brought firms’ total expenditure over to $2.1 billion last year. More >>

Hydrogen and economic issues top of mind for NZ energy execs

Friday, 22 February 2019, 9:43 am | Business NZ

The sixth annual New Zealand Energy Issues Map below shows energy executives grappling with the potential of hydrogen fuel, along with economic issues including New Zealand’s emerging climate framework. The issues map identifies hydrogen as one of this year’s ... More >>

ANZLF welcomes meeting with Prime Ministers

Friday, 22 February 2019, 8:56 am | Business NZ

The Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF) welcomes the opportunity to meet today with the Australian and New Zealand Prime Ministers to discuss the critical importance of the trans-Tasman relationship. More >>

Engagement with business

Friday, 8 February 2019, 11:14 am | Business NZ

Greater integration with the world economy will reap dividends for New Zealand business, the Prime Minister told business leaders today. More >>

NZ economy - onshore trumps offshore

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:43 am | Business NZ

New Zealand remains a relatively robust economy on a three percent growth trajectory, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the December 2018 quarter . More >>

ACC levy reduction welcomed

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 11:36 am | Business NZ

The levy paid by employers and the self-employed will reduce from an average 72 cents to 67 cents per $100 of liable earnings from next year. More >>



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