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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 >>

EMA says CGT decision is good news for SMEs

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 3:08 pm | EMA

The EMA says it is relieved that the government has decided not to proceed with a capital gains tax because of the detrimental effect it would have had on the productivity and growth of small to medium-sized businesses. More >>

Infrastructure Commission Independence Critical

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 3:37 pm | EMA

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission - Te Waihanga - appears to be on the right track with the levels of independence indicated in today’s announcement from Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones. More >>

Minimum Wage increases will cost consumers

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 1:18 pm | EMA

Today’s announcement of the new minimum wage rate increases until 2021 at least allow businesses to plan ahead, but the increases will impose significant costs with no apparent upside in productivity gains, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association ... More >>

Key business groups merge to boost manufacturing sector

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:44 am | EMA

Three of New Zealand’s most influential business networks are merging to help boost the manufacturing sector for the years ahead. More >>

Shared financial risk will get more homes built faster

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 1:15 pm | EMA

The innovative funding that will enable the construction of up to 9,000 new homes at Wainui just north of Auckland, is an example of new models that need to be more widely used to fund critical infrastructure, says the Employers and Manufacturers ... More >>

Good tax policy reflects business voice, enhances innovation

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:30 am | EMA

New research and development tax incentives announced by the Government earlier this morning are an encouraging start to help lift productivity for business in New Zealand, says the EMA. More >>

Changes to ACC levies

Friday, 28 September 2018, 4:36 pm | EMA

The proposal to decrease ACC levies by 6.9% for employers is one the EMA encourages the Minister to keep. More >>

Business disappointed with ERA Bill

Monday, 10 September 2018, 11:50 am | EMA

EMA is bitterly disappointed with the lack of heed paid to concerns business has raised in relation to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. More >>

Infrastructure agency significant step forward

Friday, 17 August 2018, 3:24 pm | EMA

EMA is pleased its long time call for a comprehensive solution to how New Zealand invests in and delivers vital infrastructure projects has made a significant step forward today. More >>

Need to rethink industrial relations

Friday, 13 July 2018, 2:40 pm | EMA

EMA believes the series of recent business-related commentary on low productivity, business confidence dropping and inflation rising, adds to its call for a rethink on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill and other industrial relations legislation. More >>

Strike action - is this the new norm?

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:57 am | EMA

With daily news of strike action been taken, or proposed, the EMA is worried this will become the new norm of industrial relations. More >>



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