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Hopes for CPTPP

Monday, 13 November 2017, 9:50 am | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ has welcomed progress towards the new Trans Pacific Partnership, now CPTPP. More >>

New Zealand becoming more competitive

Thursday, 28 September 2017, 10:06 am | Business New Zealand

A global survey shows New Zealand moving up the competitiveness rankings - from 24th to 13th - during the last decade. More >>

New Government should look to skills

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:27 am | Business New Zealand

Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it’s a key issue that causing problems in many parts of the economy. More >>

Industrial relations policy lacking detail

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 9:39 am | Business New Zealand

Business needs to know what industrial relations system would be introduced if New Zealand got a Labour-led government following the election, says BusinessNZ. More >>

NZ economy - keep calm, carry on

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 12:47 pm | Business New Zealand

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the September 2017 quarter shows strong growth over several sectors of the New Zealand economy, with key economic indicators pointing to better than 3 percent growth over the forecast period. More >>

Ambitious plan, light on detail

Friday, 8 September 2017, 3:10 pm | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ says Labour’s ambitious plan to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions is light on the detail needed to provide business and communities with the confidence to plan their future. More >>

More strategic approach to infrastructure

Saturday, 2 September 2017, 6:19 pm | Business New Zealand

A new Infrastructure Commission raises hopes of a more strategic approach to New Zealand infrastructure, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Farm sales volume drop as winter bites

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:16 pm | Business New Zealand

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Fewer farms were sold in the three months through July as difficult winter conditions dented activity, although prices lifted due to improved farmer confidence, the Real Estate Institute said. More >>

Paying for water should be a consistent policy

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 12:53 pm | Business New Zealand

An ad hoc policy on water charging would be prone to political manipulation, with regions, councils and businesses all lobbying for favourable royalty regimes, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said. More >>

Business Election Manifesto

Monday, 31 July 2017, 1:16 pm | Business New Zealand

Business Election Manifesto BusinessNZ today (Mon 31 July) released its Election Manifesto. Based on a survey of employers throughout New Zealand*, the Manifesto outlines seven priorities that business would like to see enacted after the 2017 ... More >>

Innovation in New Models of Tertiary Education

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 2:06 pm | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ has welcomed the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission investigation into New Models of Tertiary Education. More >>

Higher skills and regional focus positive

Monday, 12 June 2017, 3:21 pm | Business New Zealand

Higher skills and regional focus positive - but no panacea for employers Source: BusinessNZ -- Higher skills and regional focus positive - but no panacea for employers BusinessNZ says Labour’s immigration policy has a positive focus on higher skills ... More >>

Business Update

Friday, 5 May 2017, 3:38 pm | Business New Zealand

Politicians are proposing more objectives for the Reserve Bank to widen its scope. For business a better answer is keeping it simple More >>

Priority on infrastructure that supports growth

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 2:36 pm | Business New Zealand

Chief Executive Kirk Hope says in key areas, including Kaikoura and Auckland, there is a need for priority spending on road and rail. More >>

Greens’ electricity policy improved

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 3:14 pm | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it is a big turnaround from the party’s policy at the last election, which would have introduced state control of electricity pricing and driven private investment out of the electricity sector. More >>

New directions in urban planning positive

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 8:56 am | Business New Zealand

Urban planning recommendations released today could help overcome housing and infrastructure problems, says BusinessNZ. More >>

NZ ‘least corrupt’ in 2016

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 5:30 pm | Business New Zealand

New Zealand and Denmark lead the world in freedom from corruption according to a survey by Transparency International. More >>

Worker exploitation condemned

Friday, 16 December 2016, 9:11 am | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ has endorsed the sentence handed down today to the first person convicted of human trafficking in New Zealand. More >>

Major step forward on pay equity: BusinessNZ

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 11:40 am | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ says the Government’s agreement to the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles is a major step forward for dealing with any cases of undervaluing women’s work. More >>

Support package for Kaikoura businesses endorsed

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 1:47 pm | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ says the wage subsidy assistance plan for small businesses around Kaikoura is appropriate and well-placed. More >>