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Business addressing climate change

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 1:05 pm | Business New Zealand

Climate change is moving up the agenda for New Zealand businesses, according to a survey released by BusinessNZ. More >>

Business supports ambitious global climate agreement

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 1:02 pm | Business New Zealand

Business has a clear plan for how it will lead on climate change over the next five years, according to the Sustainable Business Council. More >>

Consensus sought on pay equity principles

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 2:43 pm | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ says a practical approach is needed for pay equity claims under the Equal Pay Act. More >>

Sizzling September

Monday, 19 October 2015, 11:52 am | Business New Zealand

19 OCTOBER 2015 Activity in New Zealand’s services sector continued its upwards momentum, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for September was 59.3. This was 0.8 points higher than August, and the highest ... More >>

BusinessNZ says TPP a good deal for New Zealand

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 8:23 am | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ is congratulating Trade Minister Tim Groser and Chief Negotiator David Walker on getting the best deal possible for New Zealand in the Trans Pacific Partnership. More >>

ACC funding transparency supported

Tuesday, 22 September 2015, 12:42 pm | Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ says the removal of ACC residual levies will be a welcome step towards a more transparent ACC. More >>

Flavell: Māori Purposes Bill - First Reading

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 5:13 pm | Business New Zealand

Mr Speaker, I move that the Māori Purposes Bill be now read a first time. More >>

Free trade with EU urged

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 5:05 pm | Business New Zealand

International trade between New Zealand and the European Union should be freed up, says BusinessNZ. More >>

Large trade blocs good for NZ exports

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 2:05 pm | Business New Zealand

The Government’s Business Growth Agenda on trade has been updated, with a focus on completing the Trans Pacific Partnership, achieving a free trade agreement with the European Union, and engaging more with emerging economies in Latin and South ... More >>

Data good for students, economy

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 11:08 am | Business New Zealand

Tertiary education institutions will soon be required to publish data on whether their graduates got jobs and how much they are earning, broken down by specific qualifications. More >>

Easter Trading welcomed

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 7:56 am | Business New Zealand

The Government’s announcement today that trading is to be allowed on Easter Sunday will be welcomed by business, said Phil O’Reilly, chief executive of Business New Zealand. More >>

Better regulation for economic growth

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 11:58 am | Business New Zealand

28 July 2015 Better regulation for economic growth Plans to improve New Zealand’s laws and regulations have been welcomed by BusinessNZ. Regulatory Reform Minister Steven Joyce today announced plans to require higher performance from regulators, ... More >>

ACC transparency strongly supported

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 11:24 am | Business New Zealand

Speaking to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee today BusinessNZ economist John Pask said the ACC amendment Bill* would help prevent political manipulation. More >>

Tax suggestion constructive

Friday, 17 July 2015, 10:58 am | Business New Zealand

Media release 17 July 2015 Tax suggestion constructive BusinessNZ says Labour’s proposal for provisional tax is a constructive step. The proposal for doubling the provisional tax threshold and allowing the option of self-determined instalment payments ... More >>

Zero hours proposals look workable

Sunday, 12 July 2015, 11:46 am | Business New Zealand

The Government will include in forthcoming legislation the requirement that all employment contracts must include agreed hours. More >>

Emissions target challenging but achievable

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 3:53 pm | Business New Zealand

New Zealand's new target for emissions reduction is challenging but achievable with collective effort says BusinessNZ. More >>

TPP momentum good for New Zealand

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 1:13 pm | Business New Zealand

25 June 2015 TPP momentum good for New Zealand New momentum towards the Trans Pacific Partnership is good news for New Zealand, says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly said the US decision to fast-track negotiations brings the deal within sight. “New ... More >>

NZ's energy system ranked fourth most secure in the world

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:21 pm | Business New Zealand

New Zealand has been ranked fourth for energy security amongst the top 25 energy users in the world. More >>

Clearer employment standards welcomed

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:12 pm | Business New Zealand

The Government will introduce an Employment Standards Bill to Parliament this year to clarify employers’ record-keeping requirements and introduce tougher penalties for breaching them. More >>

January jitters

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 10:50 am | Business New Zealand

The manufacturing sector experienced a drop in the rate of expansion for the first month of 2015, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). More >>