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'Lacklustre Budget' Lacks Long Term Thinking

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:17 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The biggest Budget spend up in New Zealand’s history has delivered some, but not a lot, of initiatives that will support businesses in the Canterbury region. "Some of the initiatives announced in Budget 2022 will go some way towards helping business, ... More >>

Accelerated Border Reopening And Immigration Changes Welcomed

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 3:26 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The reopening of New Zealand’s border in full and long-anticipated immigration changes announced today will bolster economic growth in the Canterbury region and provide a boost for businesses that are desperate to find staff. "Border settings ... More >>

We’re Going Back To The 1970s

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:01 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The passage of the first reading of the Fair Pay Agreements Bill is forcing New Zealand to return to the industrial relations landscape of the 1970s. "This regressive piece of legislation will force employers and employees across New Zealand ... More >>

A Step Closer To Normalisation

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 2:38 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The announcement from the Government today outlining adjustments to the COVID-19 Protection Framework has been long-awaited and indicates a step in the right direction. "Today’s eagerly awaited announcement following Monday’s signal of the announcement ... More >>

We’re Ready, And We’ve Been Waiting

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 4:43 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The government expediting their multi-stage border reopening provides long-awaited relief to Canterbury business. "The business community has been shouting from the rooftops for nearly two years at how critical reconnecting with the rest of the ... More >>

A Small Boost To Manufacturing In Canterbury

Saturday, 12 March 2022, 6:53 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The manufacturing sector in Canterbury will have an opportunity to access additional workforce with the announcement of a border exception class for advanced manufacturing specialists this morning. "The announcement by Minister Nash is long overdue, ... More >>

Reduced Self-isolation A Small Win For Business

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 2:55 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The decision to reduce mandatory self-isolation periods by three days is a step in the right direction. "It is pleasing to see that the Government has taken onboard the advice of the business community and considered the overwhelming evidence ... More >>

Speech - Back To Business 2022

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 12:10 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Kia ora and good morning everyone. Last year we held our first Back to Business event at the Art Gallery with over 300 local business leaders joining us. More >>

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber Of Commerce Welcomes Targeted Financial Support

Monday, 21 February 2022, 4:12 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

After nearly a month of raising concerns and highlighting the financial impact of remaining in red traffic light restrictions, today’s announcement of targeted financial support for those most affected is welcomed. "Announcing targeted financial ... More >>

Minimum Wage Increase A Slap In The Face To Canterbury Business

Friday, 11 February 2022, 12:46 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Increasing the minimum wage by six percent with just seven weeks’ notice is a slap in the face to Canterbury business. "For the Government to immediately increase the cost of doing business at a time where businesses are already facing ... More >>

Razing Of Fortress New Zealand Welcome News For Canterbury Business

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 1:09 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The Prime Minister’s announcement today of a phased border reopening is welcome news for Canterbury businesses who have been grappling with severe skills shortages and a constrained labour market over the last two years. "The biggest challenge ... More >>

South Island Pushes For Double Vaccinations To Support ‘orange’ Traffic Light

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 10:23 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson says there is a collective push in the South Island to encourage double vaccinations as businesses and the community look forward to moving to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework ... More >>

Announcement Provides Further Certainty For Businesses And Reinforces Need To Increase Vaccination Rates

Friday, 22 October 2021, 11:36 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Leeann Watson has welcomed today’s announcement regarding the new Covid-19 protection framework and the details around what it will take to get the South Island out of the current Alert Level 2. "It ... More >>

Forward Focus For Canterbury Chamber, Supported By New Board

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 4:54 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

A new Board has been announced for the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, to support growing demand for the organisation’s expertise and services, as well as a move to a more sustainable, accessible business model. Chief Executive Leeann ... More >>

Highly Responsive, Agile Businesses Announced As Finalists In Canterbury Business Awards

Friday, 15 October 2021, 9:06 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

This year’s Westpac Champion Business Awards attracted a record number of entries, with the finalists demonstrating a strong focus on adapting to the ever changing business environment as they continue to respond to COVID lockdowns, new delta alert ... More >>

90 Per Cent Vaccination Milestone Within Canterbury’s Reach

Friday, 15 October 2021, 8:51 am | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Approximately 84 per cent of Cantabrians have now had their first vaccination, meaning about 30,300 more people need their first vaccination for the region to reach the 90 per cent milestone by Labour Weekend, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of ... More >>

Residency Visa "a Surprise - But A Welcome One" - Canterbury Chamber

Friday, 1 October 2021, 2:35 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson says yesterday’s immigration announcement was a clear signal that addressing skills shortages is being prioritised by Government, and the broad criteria of the new visa caught many by ... More >>

Rule change provides relief for SI construction sector

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 1:39 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Yesterday’s Government announcement regarding a rule change that should enable the release of critical building materials stuck in Auckland provides relief for building and construction businesses in the South Island, says Canterbury Employers’ ... More >>

Targeted support needed for struggling sectors

Monday, 30 August 2021, 4:25 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson says ongoing targeted support for those sectors unable to operate at Alert Level 3 or restricted to operating at a reduced capacity will be important given the ongoing impact these ... More >>

Lockdown extension "disappointing" - Canterbury Chamber

Friday, 27 August 2021, 3:28 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson says this afternoon’s announcement regarding the extension of Alert Level 4 to 11:59pm on Tuesday 31 August is disappointing, however it is good to get confirmation that from ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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