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Committed to New Zealand's success by promoting sustainable growth through free enterprise Business NZ is New Zealand's largest advocacy group for enterprise, and champions policies leading to: international competitiveness balanced employment, economic and environmental legislation compliance and tax levels that foster growth and investment innovation and skill development an environment fostering the production of high value goods and services 




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Monday, 8 April 2024
Business 10:46AM
Sensible step forward on immigration settings

Ensuring immigration settings are aligned to current labour market and economic conditions is a sensible move, says BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope.

269 views

Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Business 3:52AM
Enterprises worried about cost of doing business

The high cost of doing business is the stand-out issue for New Zealand businesses, according to the results of the Deloitte and Chapman Tripp Election Survey released today.

518 views

Monday, 10 July 2023
Trade 9:24AM
NZ-EU free trade welcomed

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with the European Union will deliver significant outcomes for selected sectors, but falls short of the high quality Agreement New Zealand signed with the UK, Export NZ says.  Executive Director Josh Tan says the FTA opens up a market for goods previously obstructed by tariffs on products exported from New Zealand.

508 views

Wednesday, 14 June 2023
Business 11:48AM
Greedflation report: Prices rising with costs

New research by Sense Partners into increasing costs show that while the price of goods and services have increased across the board, inflated profits are not the driving force in New Zealand.

360 views

Friday, 19 May 2023
Business 5:49AM
Budget 2023: Cheese rolls for some, cupboards bare for others

BusinessNZ says the Government's Budget announcement provides a wellbeing boost for some, but is light on business investment.

297 views

Tuesday, 16 May 2023
Council 8:22AM
New Chair for Local Government Forum

Matt Cowley is the new Chair of the Local Government Forum, a group of major business organisations with an interest in promoting efficient and effective local government.

411 views

Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Economy 4:06AM
NZ economy: Challenges abound

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows New Zealand’s economy continues to face pressure from within and further abroad, increasing chances of recession.

327 views

Friday, 17 March 2023
Business 6:28AM
NZ's dry year issue: Onslow too slow

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) says investigating answers to the dry year problem is important, but options must consider solutions for both short and long-term energy issues.

294 views

Thursday, 12 May 2022
Employment 6:12AM
Ditch FPAs, there's a Smarter Way

As the Government continues to push forward with FPAs, BusinessNZ is recommending three policy changes the Government should make instead.

512 views

Business 6:08AM
Border reopening sooner good for business

BusinessNZ welcomes the Government moving faster on reopening borders earlier than previously indicated, and providing more clarity around immigration settings.

449 views

Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Employment 5:15AM
BusinessNZ launches public campaign against FPAs - Your Work, Your Way

BusinessNZ has today launched a nationwide campaign ‘Your Work, Your Way’, calling on Kiwis to reject compulsory FPAs, and stand up for their right to negotiate their own working conditions and pay directly with their employer.

451 views

Monday, 2 May 2022
Energy 3:11PM
Flicking the switch on long-term thinking

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) says it's encouraging to see long-term infrastructure planning from the Government, and agrees that more of the same simply won't cut it.

467 views

Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Business 2:06AM
Decarbonising fund good for business

BusinessNZ says Government support to decarbonise large businesses will benefit those willing to explore innovative technologies, while paving the way for others to adopt.

299 views

Tuesday, 5 April 2022
Politics 7:22AM
Business continues to suffer at red

Remaining at red is a disappointing announcement for the many businesses unable to operate normally at the highest traffic light setting.

438 views

Thursday, 31 March 2022
Employment 5:17AM
Critical staff shortages hamper business and the economy

A new report by Sense Partners for BusinessNZ: Labour Market Conditions for Business shows critical worker shortages, record high levels of employment, and record high demand for goods and services, highlighting the need for immigration to start flowing as the border opens.

431 views

Tuesday, 29 March 2022
Business 1:37PM
BusinessNZ says no

BusinessNZ has confirmed that it will not accept payments included in the Fair Pay Agreements Bill introduced to Parliament today.

309 views

Friday, 25 March 2022
Business 8:06AM
Government's phone off the hook to FPA concerns

The Government has taken its phone off the hook and is ignoring widespread opposition from New Zealand business owners and employees to its unlawful compulsory national pay agreements scheme, known as FPAs.

409 views

Thursday, 13 February 2014
Business 1:38PM
Good start to 2014 innings

New Zealand's manufacturing sector started 2014 on a healthy note, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).

550 views

Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Business 3:32PM
Press conference: APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) - Friday

Media representatives are invited to attend a closing press conference for the meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), which is taking place in Auckland this week.

669 views

Monday, 10 February 2014
Business 6:10PM
Electricity market competitive

The electricity market in New Zealand is extremely competitive, with consumers able to switch retailers to gain lower prices, and more consumers using metering and home energy management systems to save more.

487 views

Business 4:08PM
Senior Chinese delegation expected at APEC meetings

As Auckland prepares to welcome the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meeting this week, a senior Chinese delegation will also attend to explore opportunities for trade and investment with New Zealand.

536 views

Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Business 4:15PM
Auckland to host major gathering of Asia Pacific business leaders

AUCKLAND CITY — Leading New Zealand businesses are joining with the New Zealand Government to welcome over 250 business leaders from the Asia Pacific region when Auckland hosts a meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) 11-14 February.

618 views

Monday, 27 January 2014
Business 4:41PM
Cheers to 2013

2013 represented a solid story of growth for New Zealand's services sector, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).

513 views

Friday, 24 January 2014
Business 12:21AM
Investment in education leadership well placed

Targeted investment in principals and teachers is a strategic move that could significantly improve student skill levels, says BusinessNZ.

458 views

Thursday, 23 January 2014
Business 2:34PM
World class average

New Zealand's manufacturing sector ended the year on a healthy note, and the first time since 2007 that every month recorded expansion in activity, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).

524 views

Thursday, 16 January 2014
Business 2:43PM
ACC training claims overblown

It is unfortunate that important debate on workplace safety has been undermined by intemperate media comment, says BusinessNZ.

468 views

Thursday, 19 December 2013
Business 1:54PM
Productivity focus needed for 2014

Increased productivity is vital for improved wealth and living standards in the future and everyone has a part to play to achieve it, says BusinessNZ.

436 views

Business 1:48PM
Exporters remain confident despite relatively high exchange rates

The latest ExportNZ Survey shows exporters are confident of good growth and increasing orders in overseas markets for 2014, despite battling against a currency that is higher than most would wish for.

479 views

Monday, 16 December 2013
Business 1:33PM
Positive approach heading into Xmas

New Zealand's services sector experienced a positive and solid level of expansion heading into Xmas, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).

537 views

Business 1:19PM
Preparing for tomorrow's workforce

Employers are being encouraged to turn silver hair into business gold by adapting their practices to retain older workers.

484 views



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