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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 >>

Level 2 Needed For Business Continuity

Friday, 8 May 2020, 2:29 pm | EMA

The survival of businesses and people’s livelihoods needs to now be the focus for New Zealand, says the EMA. "Only moving into Alert Level 2 as soon as possible will provide the injection that is needed to truly start the recovery and get as ... More >>

Fast-track Consents Necessary For Covid 19 Recovery

Monday, 4 May 2020, 9:38 am | EMA

Fast-tracking resource consents for critical infrastructure and development projects is a pragmatic and welcome government response to assisting the Covid 19 recovery process says Resource Reform NZ- (RRNZ), a coalition of business and environmental ... More >>

Cashflow Help Welcomed By SMEs

Friday, 1 May 2020, 2:52 pm | EMA

The EMA says its members will welcome the Government’s announcement of the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, which will definitely help some survive. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says businesses certainly need the $10,000 for every company and ... More >>

Time For Economy To Move To Alert Level 2

Friday, 1 May 2020, 8:42 am | EMA

The EMA says the economy needs a return to Alert Level 2 on May 12 to get business back to work and kick-start the country’s economic engine. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says what this week at Alert Level 3 has shown is that the vast majority ... More >>

Relief At Alert Level 3 But It’s A Long Way From Business As Usual

Monday, 20 April 2020, 4:43 pm | EMA

The EMA says many Kiwi businesses will be relieved that the country is going back to Alert Level 3 next week, but there are others who will be disappointed their sector will continue to be locked down. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the Government’s ... More >>

New Approach Needed For Economic Recovery To Begin

Monday, 13 April 2020, 10:55 am | EMA

New Zealand business needs a new approach from Government to regulation, projects and procurement if the economy is going to start to recover. EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley has called for a new recovery playbook by Government to give businesses ... More >>

Thousands Seek Expert Business Advice

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 4:06 pm | EMA

EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says an early decision to open the organisation’s AdviceLine to all has meant thousands of businesses have been able to access expert advice and guidance as the Covid-19 lockdown hit the economy. "Normally only ... More >>

Free Web Series To Help Businesses Get Through

Friday, 3 April 2020, 12:27 pm | EMA

The EMA in partnership with ATEED and the Regional Business Partner Network has this week launched a free web series to help all businesses get through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The combination of videos and live webinars this week featured ... More >>

Postponement Of Minimum Wage Increase Only Option

Monday, 30 March 2020, 2:53 pm | EMA

The EMA is urging the Government to postpone the planned significant increase to the minimum wage on Wednesday, as employers grapple with keeping their doors open amid COVID-19. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says that while it may be politically ... More >>

EMA Applauds Extra Measures To Keep People In Work

Friday, 27 March 2020, 7:00 pm | EMA

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says the extra measures to keep people in work will be a huge relief to businesses across New Zealand, and have saved jobs. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley said the Government’s most recent announcement ... More >>

EMA Urging Businesses To Hang In There

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 2:21 pm | EMA

The EMA is urging its members to hang in there as reality bites with the first day of the enforced four-week shut down of the country. "We know businesses are really struggling but it’s been heartening to hear our members and other businesses ... More >>

EMA Supports Government To Help Businesses

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 4:08 pm | EMA

  The EMA says its members will be delighted to hear of immediate relief offered through the Government’s $12.1 billion business continuity package announced this afternoon. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says as a first stage the package, ... More >>

New Zealand loses great business champion

Sunday, 2 February 2020, 2:06 pm | EMA

New Zealand has lost a great champion for business, trade, international relations and the sense that anything is possible for this country. More >>

Projects supports ‘golden triangle'

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 3:30 pm | EMA

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

Training directory sets people on path for the future

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 9:05 am | EMA

Curating and developing people’s skills for their current role, next role and future roles is no easy task, but it’s a key part of being a good employer. More >>

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 >>