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The Auckland Chamber of Commerce has provided 150 years of support for small and medium sized businesses in the Auckland region. 

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Monday, 13 January 2014
Auckland's road cycle deaths – reinforce the need for faster action on Auckland's critical transport projects The Auckland Transport survey showing many cyclists run red lights doesn't excuse the lack of action to accelerate projects that would help protect cyclists and other road users, especially large trucks, from each other. 511 views

Thursday, 12 December 2013
New Zealand Infant Formula Exporters Association : "How we manage incidents still needs fixing!" While it is good news that the inquiry into the whey protein incident concludes there was no failure with New Zealand’s dairy regulatory system it simply confirms what we already knew, said Michael Barnett, chairman of the NZ Infant Formula Exporters Association. 298 views

Thursday, 14 November 2013
Business confidence maintains rise and rise... Business confidence is continuing to rise despite expectations interest rates will increase early next year and a looming skills shortage. 308 views

Wednesday, 13 November 2013
International Convention Centre – "Let's pick up the pace!" The passage through Parliament of legislation confirming an International Convention Centre can be built in central Auckland is an important milestone and positive boost Auckland and New Zealand needs, says Michael Barnett, head of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. 407 views

Friday, 8 November 2013
Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards 2013 winners ready to take on the challenge Congratulations to the Westpac Auckland Central Business Award winners – a group of innovative and adaptable small and medium businesses who are challenging the big players for a place in the market through technology, innovation  and partnerships. 355 views

Thursday, 17 October 2013
New Zealand education offers resource for future China business Today's China business summit at the Langham Auckland brought together key business leaders from New Zealand and China to review opportunities for doing business in China  moving forward. 349 views

The bigger the opportunity the bigger the risk in China The China Business Summit at The Langham Auckland on 16 October addressed the issue of Fonterra's botulism scare and the ramifications of it on the market for New Zealand's brand and exporters to China. 351 views

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Open Letter to Minister of Health calling for a total sales ban of untested synthetic drugs The purpose of this letter is to strongly urge you to urgently investigate the appropriateness of the Ministry of Health's actions to grant official licences to retailers allowing them to sell more than 20 untested brands of synthetic cannabis. 903 views

Monday, 23 September 2013
Untested legal highs back on sale - "a disgrace ... unacceptable" “Granting official licences to retailers to sell more than 20 untested brands of synthetic cannabis is a disgrace,” says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett. 722 views

Friday, 6 September 2013
Small Exporters Are Collaterall Damage in China A delegation to China, of New Zealand Infant Formula exporters led by Michael Barnett, chair of the Infant Formula Exporters Association, is planned for 23-24th September this year. 313 views

Thursday, 5 September 2013
Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards 2013 Reveal Innovative Challengers Tomorrow looks promising for Auckland business as an increasing number of David’s are getting ready to take on the Goliath’s. 450 views

Friday, 5 July 2013
"Women-only plan ignores diversity" We have moved beyond gender balance as the sole differentiating criteria for selecting people of merit to top jobs, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head Michael Barnett. 336 views

Friday, 17 May 2013
"Business optimism remains high" 307 views

Thursday, 2 May 2013
Yet another Report, but where's the real action? The latest regional economic update report provides a useful summary of how well the regions are performing, but once again it shows how poorly we are at taking ‘game changing’ decisions to get action on the big issues. 737 views

Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Turkey wanting to do business with New Zealand 368 views

The time to do business with Brazil is now The corporate launch in Auckland of the 2013 Brazilian Film Festival Reel Brazil brought many business and community leaders together to celebrate Brazilian flare, music, culture and film. 371 views

Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Businesses must innovate to live As the CEO of an organisation with global reach whose network of relationships embraces all levels and types of business - from multi-nationals to small-medium and sole traders (SMEs) and everything in between - I am struck by how difficult it has been for New Zealand businesses to successfully innovate to meet the opportunities of the ever-changing international market place. 308 views

Friday, 15 February 2013
Attitude changes as business confidence lifts An Auckland Chamber of Commerce confidence survey - the first for 2013 covering responses from over 1100 firms in the region - shows a dramatic lift in confidence reports Chamber CEO Michael Barnett. 458 views

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Adelaide beats Auckland to a decision While Auckland continues to delay its decision to build a world-class national convention centre, Adelaide has made a decision and is getting on with it. 445 views

Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Auckland Waterfront dispute – taking too long to resolve! The timing of suggestions today that the facilitation process for settling the long-running Auckland waterfront dispute is unwinding invites a cynical response. 314 views

Friday, 9 November 2012
Come on Tariana – be positive on behalf of your people or show us the evidence..... The claim on Radio New Zealand today by Māori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia that there is evidence that employers are failing to give Maori and Pacific job seekers opportunities “is irresponsible,” says Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett. 318 views

Courage to make decisions will create thousands of new jobs..... One employment survey result doesn’t make a crises, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett. 303 views

Thursday, 8 November 2012
Auckland Chamber of Commerce Chief wins AUT Excellence in Business Support Supreme Award Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett has won the Supreme Award at the prestigious AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards. 375 views

Wednesday, 7 November 2012
3000th new migrant completes the New Kiwi Career Success programme This week marked an important milestone for the New Kiwi Career Success programme run by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and funded by the Ministry of Social Development, with Mariel Angulo becoming the 3000th participant to complete the New Zealand job search strategy programme. 496 views

Saturday, 3 November 2012
Exporting Fitness Takes Supreme Award in Auckland Central Business Awards 550 views

Friday, 2 November 2012
Exporting Fitness Takes Supreme Award in Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards 317 views

Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Creating Myths for Parental Leave The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust has expressed disappointment at the attempt to create barriers for women taking parental leave as submissions begin for the extension of parental leave bill. 307 views

Migrant Workers manipulated The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust is urging migrant workers to seek advice if they feel exploited in a workplace by employers who may be breaching employment laws. 317 views

Thursday, 11 October 2012
Tapping into China's growing wealth The China Business Summit, held at the Langham Hotel, aimed to help New Zealand businesses better take advantage of China’s growing wealth. 400 views

Friday, 5 October 2012
Summit Inspires New Zealand Businesses To Take Up Further Opportunities in China China offers huge opportunities for New Zealand businesses, but too few are taking the plunge and entering the market, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett. 328 views

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