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Auckland Chamber of Commerce

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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
Transport 1:12PM
Auckland's road cycle deaths – reinforce the need for faster action on Auckland's critical transport projects

AUCKLAND — 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.

540 views

Thursday, 12 December 2013
Business 2:28PM
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.

322 views

Thursday, 14 November 2013
Business 2:03PM
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.

332 views

Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Business 3:13PM
International Convention Centre – "Let's pick up the pace!"

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.

432 views

Friday, 8 November 2013
Business 5:05PM
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.

408 views

Thursday, 17 October 2013
Business 12:32AM
New Zealand education offers resource for future China business

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.

373 views

Business 12:31AM
The bigger the opportunity the bigger the risk in China

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.

376 views

Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Cannabis 12:30PM
Open Letter to Minister of Health calling for a total sales ban of untested synthetic drugs

AUCKLAND CITY — 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.

947 views

Monday, 23 September 2013
Cannabis 4:26PM
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.

759 views

Friday, 6 September 2013
Business 12:42PM
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.

347 views

Thursday, 5 September 2013
Business 11:36AM
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.

477 views

Friday, 5 July 2013
Politics 12:53PM
"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.

369 views

Friday, 17 May 2013
Business 7:29PM
"Business optimism remains high"

AUCKLAND CITY

328 views

Thursday, 2 May 2013
Economy 1:20PM
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.

788 views

Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Business 1:35PM
Turkey wanting to do business with New Zealand

398 views

Business 1:34PM
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.

402 views

Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Business 2:23PM
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.

334 views

Friday, 15 February 2013
Business 1:29PM
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.

485 views

Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Business 4:44PM
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.

474 views

Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Employment 4:22PM
Auckland Waterfront dispute – taking too long to resolve!

AUCKLAND CITY — The timing of suggestions today that the facilitation process for settling the long-running Auckland waterfront dispute is unwinding invites a cynical response.

348 views

Friday, 9 November 2012
Employment 2:30PM
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.

352 views

Employment 2:15PM
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.

330 views

Thursday, 8 November 2012
Business 3:37PM
Auckland Chamber of Commerce Chief wins AUT Excellence in Business Support Supreme Award

AUCKLAND CITY — Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett has won the Supreme Award at the prestigious AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.

406 views

Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Employment 2:06PM
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.

528 views

Saturday, 3 November 2012
Business 1:53PM
Exporting Fitness Takes Supreme Award in Auckland Central Business Awards

AUCKLAND CITY

593 views

Friday, 2 November 2012
Business 11:50PM
Exporting Fitness Takes Supreme Award in Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards

344 views

Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Employment 2:07PM
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.

337 views

Employment 2:06PM
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.

351 views

Thursday, 11 October 2012
Business 12:41PM
Tapping into China's growing wealth

AUCKLAND CITY — The China Business Summit, held at the Langham Hotel, aimed to help New Zealand businesses better take advantage of China’s growing wealth.

439 views

Friday, 5 October 2012
Business 5:33PM
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.

360 views



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