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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 >>

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 >>



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