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BusinessNZ Pleased With ILO Outcome

Monday, 13 June 2022, 10:23 am | Business NZ

The ILO has confirmed that it has concerns about the NZ Government’s proposed Fair Pay Agreements legislation and says the Government needs to go back to the table with BusinessNZ and the CTU to ensure that FPAs comply with international law. BusinessNZ ... More >>

New Energy Leaders Set To Make Their Mark

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 6:48 am | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council welcomes two new Co-Chairs of the Young Energy Professionals Network (YEPN). YEPN members Elliott Powell (Genesis Energy Ltd.) and Esther Tomkinson (Mercury NZ Ltd.) will start in their new roles officially this week. BusinessNZ ... More >>

Green Hydrogen Scale-up Has Energy Leaders Talking

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:02 am | Business NZ

New insights on low-carbon hydrogen indicate it could play a significant role in meeting Paris Agreement goals by 2040 while contributing to the diversity and security of a countries' energy portfolios. A new report from the World Energy Council: Regional ... More >>

BusinessNZ Urge The Govt To Scrap FPAs And Instead Take Action That Will Make A Real Difference Where It Is Needed Most

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:33 am | Business NZ

As the Government continues to push forward with FPAs, BusinessNZ is recommending three policy changes the Government should make instead. Having passed its first reading, the Government’s FPA Bill will now go to select committee, with public ... More >>

Critical Staff Shortages Hamper Business And The Economy

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 7:00 am | Business NZ

A new report by Sense Partners for BusinessNZ: Labour Market Conditions for Business shows critical worker shortages, record high levels of employment, and record high demand for goods and services, highlighting the need for immigration to start flowing ... More >>

Energy Leaders Focus On Climate Action, Skills Amid Rising Uncertainties

Friday, 11 March 2022, 9:40 am | Business NZ

While global uncertainties continue to grow, new survey results show New Zealand energy leaders are focused is on managing climate change, with priorities on renewable energy and efficiency. The World Energy Council’s annual World Energy Issues Monitor ... More >>

Air Cargo Support Extended To 2023

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 12:33 pm | Business NZ

Continued support of air cargo ensures more options are available to exporters while committing to the New Zealand market remains challenging for airlines, Export NZ says. The Government today announced an extension to its Maintaining International ... More >>

Less Isolation A Pragmatic Response

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 3:09 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the decision to reduce self-isolation periods from 10 to 7 days as a pragmatic response by the Government. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it’s great the Government is listening to the business community on this ... More >>

Small Business Continues To Suffer At Phase Three

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 12:48 pm | Business NZ

Small New Zealand businesses are feeling the impact of widespread Covid in the community and reduced foot traffic in city centers, Buy NZ Made says. Executive Director Dane Ambler says more needs to be done to stimulate trade in CBDs across the country. ... More >>

Omicron Support For Business Welcome

Monday, 21 February 2022, 8:07 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ welcomes today's announcement of financial support for businesses during the Omicron outbreak. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it's encouraging to see more support from Government and a signal from the Prime Minister as to when ... More >>

Businesses To Gain From E-Invoicing System

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 12:06 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the Government’s plan to begin electronic invoicing from next month. New Zealand’s government agencies will next month begin using a new network allowing direct invoicing between any accounting systems worldwide. BusinessNZ ... More >>

Business And Border Controls

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 12:23 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed today’s planning for reconnecting New Zealand to the world. The Prime Minister’s address to a BusinessNZ audience today announced the end of MIQ for all vaccinated travellers, along with a timeline of key dates during 2022 ... More >>

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 >>





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