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Next Phase Of Managing Covid For Business

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 12:13 pm | Business New Zealand

Changes to New Zealand’s Omicron response including gathering limits and dropping vaccine mandates for most workplaces is welcome progress, BusinessNZ says. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says vaccine mandates have done their job, allowing us ... More >>

EA Review Suggests Wholesale Market Not Broken

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 5:14 pm | Business New Zealand

A first look into the Electricity Authority’s review of the wholesale electricity market suggests the market is not broken, BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) says. While the review poses questions around competition, BEC Executive Director Tina Schirr ... More >>

Proposed Changes To Wetland Regulations Welcomed

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 9:22 am | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ welcomes proposed changes to wetland regulations which will allow businesses to undertake more activity. Currently the drainage or development of anything designated a ‘natural wetland’ is prohibited, regardless of circumstances in different areas, ... More >>

ACC Accounts Require Greater Transparency

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 10:04 am | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ says ACC levies proposed for 2022-5 require greater levels of transparency. Responding to ACC’s regular consultation, BusinessNZ’s submission says all ACC accounts need to be fully funded for the ACC system to work according to its insurance ... More >>

Entries open for broadcasting award

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 11:28 am | Business New Zealand

Entries are now open for the Bill Toft Award. The Bill Toft Memorial Fund awards a grant of $4,000 for broadcasters working in online or broadcasting media in New Zealand The Award is to be used for advancing the skills, experience, or other contribution ... More >>

Businesses facing a perfect storm after lockdown extension

Friday, 20 August 2021, 3:21 pm | Business New Zealand

Small Kiwi businesses are set to bear the brunt of today’s lockdown extension and need local support, Buy NZ Made Executive Director Dane Ambler says. "The government has rightly decided to extend the nationwide lockdown, but businesses ... More >>

Sir Michael Cullen farewelled

Friday, 20 August 2021, 2:34 pm | Business New Zealand

Sir Michael Cullen contributed significantly to New Zealand society and will be greatly missed, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope. More >>

Apprenticeship Boost Should Be Permanent

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 12:32 pm | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ is calling for the Apprenticeship Boost scheme to be a permanent fixture following Minister Hipkins’ release showing a 17% increase in Apprenticeships in 2020. "Supporting businesses to train on the job is an effective and efficient ... More >>

Is Business Prepared For 2050?

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 2:34 pm | Business New Zealand

The Climate Change Commission’s advice for reshaping the New Zealand economy should be carefully considered by both Government and business, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. This first package of advice lays out the pathways needed to reach ... More >>

NZ Code Launched To Propel NZ Software Globally

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 11:32 am | Business New Zealand

The NZ Code trademark has been launched today with the vision of increasing provenance and adding New Zealand to the global software map. The trademark was launched for software service companies and high-tech manufacturers that are confidently Kiwi. ... More >>

International Conditions Contribute Uncertainty

Monday, 28 September 2020, 3:04 pm | Business New Zealand

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the September 2020 quarter shows the economy in deep uncertainty following two quarters of Covid-19. It records significant improvement over the September quarter as the economy briefly came out of lock-down, before Auckland ... More >>

Infrastructure Investment - First Step Towards Recovery And Transformation

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:06 pm | Business New Zealand

Projects receiving infrastructure funding announced today provide a positive first step towards post-Covid recovery and transformation says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the creation of over 20,000 jobs would be a key benefit of the funding. ... More >>

NZ Economy: Unchartered Waters

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 9:45 am | Business New Zealand

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the June 2020 quarter shows the NZ economy ploughing through unchartered waters in the wake of the Covid crisis, with the worst impacts yet to come. The forecast reveals large reductions in output in the June ... More >>

Apprenticeships Boost Is Good For Business

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 8:45 am | Business New Zealand

A wage subsidy for apprentices will help businesses build a skilled workforce for economic recovery, says BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope. "We know that businesses will need to make tough decisions about keeping staff over the coming months as the economic ... More >>

Level 1 Puts Focus On The Economy

Monday, 8 June 2020, 3:27 pm | Business New Zealand

The BusinessNZ network welcomes the move to Alert Level 1 and the return to more normal practices at workplaces. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says New Zealand’s team of 5 million have worked together successfully to manage the health risks from ... More >>

Timeline For Moving To Level 1 Needed

Sunday, 24 May 2020, 11:01 am | Business New Zealand

The BusinessNZ Network is calling for more clarity about the conditions under which businesses can move to Covid level 1. The network is concerned about large numbers of businesses that are at risk of closure if restrictions continue at the current ... More >>

Screen Industry Key Role In Economic Recovery

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 7:47 am | Business New Zealand

The screen industry is poised to play a key role in New Zealand’s economic recovery now we are moving to Level 2, says BusinessNZ. "Our understanding is that New Zealand’s success to date in containing Covid-19 has earmarked us as an ideal location ... More >>

New Loans For Small Businesses

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 7:06 am | Business New Zealand

The Small business cash flow loan scheme (SBCS) will provide government loans for businesses to support their cash flow needs. Find out about eligibility and how to apply. New Zealand is still at Alert Level 3. Restrictions are in place for businesses ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Bubble Good For Business

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 8:32 pm | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ says a trans-Tasman bubble would help business recovery in both Australia and New Zealand. Today the Australian and New Zealand Governments announced the start of work on a trans-Tasman COVID-safe travel zone. The trans-Tasman bubble will enable ... More >>

Workforce Development Councils a key development

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 3:14 pm | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope welcomes further clarification on the Government’s decision to establish six industry-led Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). More >>