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EMA Says Immigration Changes Might Have Unintended Consequences

Monday, 8 April 2024, 11:48 am | EMA

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says that the immigration changes announced by the government over the weekend will still cause concerns for some employers and could result in difficulties in filling key roles. EMA Head of Advocacy Alan ... More >>

Recession No Surprise As Businesses Struggle With Economic Slowdown Says EMA

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 11:33 am | EMA

The Employers and Manufacturer’s Association (EMA) says it is not surprise that the economy entered recession in December quarter given the very difficult economic environment facing many businesses. EMA Head of Advocacy Alan McDonald says the economy ... More >>

New Fast-tracking Consenting Regime Good News For Business Says EMA

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 2:08 pm | EMA

The EMA is broadly supportive of the government’s move to introduce a revised fast-tracking consenting regime for projects of national and regional significance but says the legislation highlights the need for a stable, efficient long-term consenting ... More >>

Draft Transport Plans Step In Right Direction Says EMA

Monday, 4 March 2024, 6:55 pm | EMA

The EMA today welcomed the release of the Government’s draft Policy Statement on land transport. EMA Head of Advocacy Alan McDonald says a well-maintained and efficient roading network is essential to helping drive our economic recovery. "Businesses ... More >>

EMA Chief Executive To Step Down In June 2024

Monday, 12 February 2024, 1:49 pm | EMA

The Chief Executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Brett O’Riley today announced that he will be stepping down from the role in the middle of the year. O’Riley has led the EMA for more than five years, taking up the role in January ... More >>

Unemployment Numbers May Not Tell Full Story Of Business Sector Under Growing Pressure

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 11:03 am | EMA

The EMA says today’s unemployment numbers may not be telling the full story of what is happening in the economy given the pressure many businesses find themselves facing. The latest numbers released by Stats NZ show that the unemployment rate increased ... More >>

Difficult Manufacturing Environment Reflected In Latest GDP Figures

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 12:43 pm | EMA

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says is the latest GDP numbers, which show the economy shrinking in the September quarter, reflects the difficult operating environment many manufacturers find themselves. The figures released today ... More >>

Requests For Redundancy And Restructuring Support Surges 50% As Economy Slows

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 2:15 pm | EMA

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says a marked increase in requests for restructuring and redundancy support from employers is further evidence that the economy is rapidly slowing. EMA Head of Advocacy Alan McDonald says while requests ... More >>

Compulsory Bargaining Won’t Be Missed Says EMA

Monday, 11 December 2023, 4:04 pm | EMA

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says most employers will welcome today’s Government announcement that they will be moving with urgency to repeal Fair Pay Agreement (FPA) legislation this week. EMA Head of Advocacy Alan McDonald ... More >>

Join Free To Amplify The Manufacturing Sector’s Voice

Monday, 27 November 2023, 11:58 am | EMA

Advanced Manufacturing Aotearoa (AMA) is encouraging all who want to be part of the sector’s success into the future to join them. AMA is industry-driven and seeks to upskill and develop existing manufacturers to enable their operations and processes ... More >>

EMA Welcomes Announcement Of New Coalition Government; Urges It To Get To Work

Friday, 24 November 2023, 12:00 pm | EMA

The EMA today welcomed the announcement of the new coalition government and says it looks forward to working with closely with incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Minister of Regulation David Seymour. ... More >>

Congestion Charging Would Deliver Huge Economic Benefit To The Auckland Economy Says The EMA

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 4:18 pm | EMA

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says the introduction of congestion charging on the Auckland roading network would deliver significant economic and social benefits and should be progressed with urgency by the incoming government and Auckland ... More >>

EMA Welcomes Release Of Final Election Results; Urges Parties To Move Quickly To Finalise Governing Arrangements

Friday, 3 November 2023, 2:12 pm | EMA

The EMA today congratulated the successful candidates in the 2023 general election and urged the three parties likely to form the new government to move with urgency to finalise governing arrangements. EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says now ... More >>

Unemployment Rise No Surprise As Economic Slowdown Starts To Bite

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 11:25 am | EMA

The EMA says news that unemployment continues to rise comes as no surprise given the conversations it has been having with its members, who are feeling the impact of a slowing economy. The latest numbers released by Stats NZ today show that unemployment ... More >>

RMA Reform Just The Start

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 3:20 pm | EMA

Last night’s passing of two of the Bills to replace the current Resource Management Act (RMA) marks a significant milestone for the Employers and Manufacturers Association’s (EMA) ongoing campaign for reform in an area that affects all its members. "Six ... More >>

Unemployment Rise Reflects EMA Member Sentiment

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 11:24 am | EMA

The small rise in unemployment is beginning to reflect on-the-ground anecdotal evidence being shared by members of the Employment and Manufacturers Association (EMA). "We have been talking to members throughout late June and July, and those looking forward ... More >>

Waka Kotahi Over-cautious On Harbour Bridge Closures

Monday, 3 July 2023, 4:00 pm | EMA

Waka Kotahi needs to review its closure policy and risk profiles for managing Auckland’s Harbour Bridge as yet another day of productivity is lost to Auckland’s economy, says the EMA. "Effectively what we are seeing now is almost scare-mongering ... More >>

Regional Supply Chain Agreement Good News For New Zealand

Monday, 29 May 2023, 10:33 am | EMA

The EMA says the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Supply Chains agreement announced today between 14 countries will guard against supply chain disruption in the future. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley, who has provided input to the Ministry of Foreign ... More >>

Bread And Butter Budget 2023 Leaves Only Crusts For Business

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 4:07 pm | EMA

EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says Budget 2023 spreads the butter pretty thinly across the bread of the economy and really only leaves the crusts for business. "This is a budget for recovery rather than growth or the transformation of the economy, ... More >>

What The EMA Wants From The Budget

Monday, 15 May 2023, 4:56 pm | EMA

EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the 6th Budget from Minister of Finance Hon Grant Robertson is likely to be more focused on macro issues rather than delivering much directly for businesses. "We have taken a clear message from the material ... More >>





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