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NZPPA And EMA Partner To Support Payrollers NZPPA And EMA Partner To Support Payrollers

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 9:41 am | EMA

The EMA have partnered with the New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA) to help upskill payrollers and give them a career pathway. EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says payroll is a core business function which currently often sits with ... More >>

Congestion Charging Could Work If Offset By Productivity Gains

Monday, 30 November 2020, 4:50 pm | EMA

Introducing congestion charging to Auckland and other congested cities around New Zealand is a matter of when not if but the conversation with the road using public needs to start now, says the EMA. The Ministry of Transport today released The Congestion ... More >>

More Than 1700 Attend EMA Spring Briefings

Friday, 27 November 2020, 11:31 am | EMA

New Zealand border issues, skills and staff shortages and new rules around compulsory Christmas shut-downs dominated discussions during the EMA’s recently completed Spring Briefing round. More than 1700 EMA members joined the briefings with record ... More >>

Life Memberships Honour Long-Term Contribution

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 6:35 pm | EMA

Two former board members were presented with life memberships at the EMA Annual General Meeting (AGM) this afternoon to honour their contribution to guiding the member business organisation. Presented by current EMA Board Chairman Andrew Hunt, ... More >>

Northland Poised For Massive Growth If Infrastructure Comes To Fruition

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 12:56 pm | EMA

Northland is poised for a massive growth surge if the current infrastructure project pipeline comes to fruition. This is according to EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley, who has just been involved with the EMA’s Spring Briefing series for member businesses ... More >>

Young People Key To Future Of Manufacturing

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 12:44 pm | EMA

The EMA says it is no secret that manufacturing remains one of the key sectors to bring about the transformation of the economy needed in the wake of COVID-19. The challenge is how to tempt the young people desperately needed across all industries ... More >>

Best Policies For Business Post-election

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 11:04 am | EMA

The EMA has today released its 2020 Election Manifesto detailing what it believes the next Government needs to do to create the economic and social conditions for the country’s post-COVID transformation. EMA’s Head of Advocacy and Strategy ... More >>

Extra Public Holiday Worth The Cost?

Monday, 7 September 2020, 2:20 pm | EMA

The EMA says the Government’s announcement today of an extra public holiday for Matariki from 2022 is unlikely to find favour with its business members. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says it will be seen as another cost to business and is unlikely ... More >>

Alert Level Change On Sunday Welcomed But Border Issue Remains

Monday, 24 August 2020, 4:19 pm | EMA

The EMA welcomes the Government’s announcement of Auckland returning to Alert Level 2 at midnight this Sunday, August 30, but says border control issues will still be a major hurdle for businesses in the next six days. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley ... More >>

Alert Level Changes Should Be Confirmed If Conditions Allow

Sunday, 23 August 2020, 2:12 pm | EMA

The EMA is urging the Government to announce tomorrow that Auckland will be moving to Alert Level 2 at midnight next Wednesday, August 26, so that businesses can be prepared. "The impact on businesses continues to escalate and they need some ... More >>

Regional Border Process Must Be Better

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 8:43 am | EMA

The EMA says a main concern of many of its member businesses from Taupo to Northland is getting through regional borders, with or without the right paperwork. "The system is just not working properly and there is no consistency of information to ... More >>

Further Extended Wage Subsidy Scheme Good News For Business

Monday, 17 August 2020, 4:17 pm | EMA

The EMA says the Government’s further extension to the Wage Subsidy Scheme is good news for Auckland businesses who are unable to operate at all or are operating at reduced capacity at Alert Level 3. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the scheme, ... More >>

Businesses Urged To Adapt To Keep Trading

Friday, 14 August 2020, 10:53 am | EMA

The Employers and Manufacturers Association is urging businesses to adapt to the restrictions of Alert Level 3 so they can stay open and keep trading. "With Health Minister Chris Hipkins more or less ruling out Alert Level 4 restrictions ... More >>

Randerson Report Welcome Alternative For Resource Management Future

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 11:07 am | EMA

The new Government in September must act quickly on the Randerson Review Panel’s recommendations on New Zealand’s resource management future if the country is to transform quickly after the impacts of COVID-19, says the EMA. The Randerson Report ... More >>

Transport Boost Impactful For Auckland And Upper North Island

Friday, 17 July 2020, 11:24 am | EMA

The four-lane highway from Whangarei to Tauranga may be the eye-catching part of National’s new infrastructure plan but it is arguably the significant rail upgrades and busway projects that could have the biggest impact on Aucklanders says the Employers ... More >>

$40 Million To Support NZ Businesses A Welcome Relief

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 1:24 pm | EMA

Minister for Economic Development Phil Twyford and Minister for Small Business Stuart announced a further $40 million will be invested in the Regional Business Partner programme (RBP) today. This is a welcome relief for businesses trying to plot a path ... More >>

Infrastructure Spend Good Start For Regions

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 10:14 am | EMA

The shovel ready projects infrastructure programme will inject almost $1 billion dollars into the EMA’s region in the Upper North Island, and generate important employment opportunities. Funds allocated for as yet un-named projects will see $970 ... More >>

Last Chance For Fully Funded Fast-track To Global Growth

Friday, 26 June 2020, 11:36 am | EMA

Exporters throughout New Zealand will have to get in quickly if they want to be one of 120 businesses to fast-track their global expansion plans through the Export Excelerator Programme. The EMA’s ExportNZ arm is fully funding 30 businesses, and ... More >>

Fully Funded Fast-track To Global Growth

Monday, 15 June 2020, 10:26 am | EMA

The EMA’s ExportNZ arm is giving 120 businesses in the export community from Taupo North the chance to fast-track their global expansion plans - just when they need it most. The EMA’s Chief Executive, Brett O’Riley, says COVID-19 has hit many ... More >>

Authority Must Be Reined In Before It Increases Power Prices For Vulnerable Consumers

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 11:57 am | EMA

Today’s decision by the Electricity Authority (the Authority) to push through fundamental changes to the way Kiwis pay for power will hurt vulnerable households and businesses and must not proceed, the Transmission Pricing (TPM) Group[i] says. ... More >>