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Legalisation of cannabis key concern for Kiwi businesses

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 8:43 am | EMA

The latest EMA Employers’ Survey puts the legalisation of cannabis at the top of the list of concerns for SMEs, with 73 per cent worried it will have a negative impact on their business. More >>

Infrastructure spending good news for SMEs

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 2:46 pm | EMA

Today’s major infrastructure spending announcement is good news for members in the EMA’s upper North Island region. More >>

EMA welcomes practical help for small businesses

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:52 pm | EMA

The EMA was pleased to see the practical measures included in the Government’s Small Business Strategy, which will improve the cash flow of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) because they will get paid more promptly. More >>

Life memberships honour long-term contribution

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 5:18 pm | EMA

Two board members were presented with life memberships at the EMA Annual General Meeting (AGM) this afternoon, and four new members officially joined the Board of Directors. More >>

Electricity Authority’s changes will result in higher prices

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:15 am | EMA

"The Electricity Authority (the Authority) should take careful note of warnings from Transpower with regard to proposed changes to transmission pricing," the Transmission Pricing Group (TPM Group) says. More >>

Silly season can bring dodgy behaviour with it

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:18 am | EMA

It’s not called the silly season for nothing, which is why the EMA is taking a more light-hearted approach to some of the serious issues that can come up at end-of-year work functions. More >>

EMA embraces historical 24 hours for NZ trade

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 1:40 pm | EMA

The EMA embraces the historical 24 hours in which a deal has been struck on an upgrade to our free trade agreement with China, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement signed by all but India. More >>

EMA clear on top priorities for local government

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 9:17 am | EMA

The EMA today is recommending a regionalised approach by upper North Island councils to solving local government issues highlighted in its discussion paper ahead of the October 12 local body elections. More >>

Key to RoVE success retaining confidence of employers

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 2:15 pm | EMA

The EMA believes the key to the success of the Reform of Vocational Education will be ensuring employers retain confidence in the system during a period of significant change and disruption. More >>

EMA and NZITA sign special relationship agreement

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 9:37 am | EMA

The EMA and the New Zealand India Trade Alliance (NZITA) have celebrated signing a special relationship agreement that will see them work together more closely and connect on trade, commerce and industry. More >>

Myths busted about benefits of Fair Pay Agreements

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 10:00 am | EMA

The EMA says The New Zealand Initiative’s report on Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) busts all myths about their benefits, and shows we simply don’t need them. More >>

One positive for business in Productivity Commission report

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 12:09 pm | EMA

The EMA is pleased the Productivity Commission’s draft Local government funding and financing report recommends doing away with differential rating for business, and giving councils tools other than rates to raise revenue. More >>

Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards winners announced!

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:19 am | EMA

Companies with booming overseas sales and innovative offerings - from natural toothpaste and eco-friendly toothbrushes and floss, to an app for school children that enables better collaboration - have been recognised for their outstanding achievements at ... More >>

Poor productivity no surprise, but how are we addressing it?

Friday, 7 June 2019, 2:38 pm | EMA

The EMA is not surprised at the results of the Productivity Commission research that highlights the cost of the country’s poor productivity performance. More >>

Good news for manufacturers in Wellbeing Budget 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 4:31 pm | EMA

The EMA and The Manufacturers’ Network (TMN) welcomes the Government’s announcement today of its support for manufacturers in adopting new technologies. More >>

Wellbeing Budget 2019 delivers, but not for business

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 4:21 pm | EMA

The EMA was not expecting much for business from the Wellbeing Budget 2019, but it was still disappointed it did not tackle some of its members’ key concerns. More >>

EMA Chinese Business Centre opens

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:33 am | EMA

The EMA opened the doors of its new Chinese Business Centre at its Auckland campus yesterday. More >>

NCEA review positive for lifelong skills

Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:06 pm | EMA

The EMA is pleased to see that the Government’s review of NCEA will address the key issues its members have with the lack of employability and work-readiness skills of school leavers. More >>

Personal viewpoint has no place in OIO decision-making

Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:16 am | EMA

The EMA has joined with Hauraki District Council Mayor, John Tregidga, in expressing its dismay about the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) decision to block Waihi mining company OceanaGold’s application to purchase nearby farmland to expand its operation. More >>

Port ownership rationalisation weakens competition

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 9:35 am | EMA

Any move to rationalise port ownership in the Upper North Island is not likely to be welcomed by business says the EMA. More >>



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