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The Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern (EMA) has a key role in supporting its member organisations in growing and developing their business. This is achieved through services such as: Employment relations advice Occupational and workplace safety Employment consultancy Skills training and education courses Events and networking opportunities Publications 




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Thursday, 8 February 2024
Employment 4:26AM
Unemployment numbers may not tell full story of business sector under growing pressure

The EMA says today’s unemployment numbers may not be telling the full story of what is happening in the economy given the pressure many businesses find themselves facing.

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Tuesday, 4 July 2023
Transport 5:47AM
Waka Kotahi over-cautious on Harbour Bridge closures

AUCKLAND CITY — Waka Kotahi needs to review its closure policy and risk profiles for managing Auckland’s Harbour Bridge as yet another day of productivity is lost to Auckland’s economy, says the EMA.

495 views

Friday, 19 May 2023
Business 5:39AM
Bread and butter Budget 2023 leaves only crusts for business

EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says Budget 2023 spreads the butter pretty thinly across the bread of the economy and really only leaves the crusts for business.

269 views

Friday, 5 May 2023
Employment 6:58AM
Latest unemployment figures show pressure still on employers

Today’s 3.4 per cent unemployment number coupled with ongoing rises in wage rates highlight that the pressure remains on the employers, says the EMA.

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Tuesday, 28 March 2023
Employment 9:08AM
Skills shortage survey confirms worst fears

Ninety per cent of businesses are struggling to fill vacancies, and nearly a third have had roles in the market for more than six months, according to the latest EMA Skills Shortage Survey.

433 views

Friday, 17 March 2023
Economy 6:31AM
Latest GDP figures highlight need for more investment in manufacturing - accelerated depreciation scheme the logical next step

The EMA says the latest industry plan to help manufacturers develop advanced capability addresses falling GDP in the sector.

502 views

Tuesday, 14 March 2023
Economy 4:55AM
Increasing investment in advanced technologies a priority for manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) recognises the essential role manufacturing plays in the New Zealand economy, for jobs and communities.

386 views

Friday, 26 April 2013
Business 1:44PM
Employment law changes will help with jobs and business certainty

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Thursday, 1 November 2012
Business 10:26PM
Better infrastructure critical for growth

The Building Infrastructure paper released today is an essential high level progress report for the Government’s Business Growth Agenda, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.

398 views

Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Business 3:47PM
Business calls on Reserve Bank to cut OCR to give exporters a break

After today’s CPI figure we expect the Reserve Bank to cut the Official Cash Rate on October 25th in an effort to lower the exchange rate, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.

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Friday, 14 September 2012
Business 5:13PM
Exchange rate meddling not the panacea for world's woes

If you think tinkering with monetary policy will improve exchange rates for the New Zealand dollar, be careful what you wish for, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) chief executive Kim Campbell.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Business 5:21PM
Building innovation into our collective DNA the most worthwhile mission

The Building Innovation Report issued today fulfils its aim of painting the full picture of where we are up to with this most important factor for our future, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Export 4:27PM
First Building Export Markets report positive, with caveats

Any work to boost our exports has to be positive and it’s very pleasing to see the importance placed on exporting in the government’s growth agenda, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.

683 views

Thursday, 10 May 2012
Employment 12:45PM
Secret ballots for strikes a sensible step

The passing of the law requiring unions to conduct a secret ballot of their members before going on strike is a welcome step, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association.

459 views

Thursday, 15 March 2012
Business 4:31PM
Government plan big, bold, bravo!

The Government's plan for the new business facing ministry represents big potential for business and employment growth, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA).

407 views

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Employment 11:21AM
Auckland Council must stay clear of port issue

AUCKLAND CITY — Auckland Council should not become involved any further with the strike actions at the port, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.

467 views

Wednesday, 29 February 2012
News 4:11PM
Auckland's consumers will end up paying for port disruption

AUCKLAND — All of Auckland is losing from the disruption at the port and consumers throughout the country will end up paying extra because of it, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.

416 views

Monday, 13 February 2012
Transport 2:34PM
Realistic funding options critical for Auckland transport

AUCKLAND — The debate over the funding options required to develop Auckland’s transport should cut straight to the chase, says the chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, Kim Campbell.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Export 4:05PM
Malaysian trade mission offering wide range of opportunity

The range of business opportunity on offer through a trade mission heading to Malaysia, Sarawak and Brunei in late March represents a rare and important opportunity for exporters, says Sir Ken Stevens.

569 views

Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Employment 8:27AM
Employers taking positive outlook into 2012

Employers are taking a positive outlook into 2012; 44% of them report they are likely to increase their staff numbers next year, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association.

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Monday, 19 December 2011
Employment 2:53PM
Time's up on port strike action

The time has come to end the disruption on the Auckland waterfront, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.

431 views

Thursday, 15 December 2011
Technology 2:39PM
New technology presenting challenges to traditional workplace practices

The rapid development of new communications technology is challenging the old ways of doing things in today’s workplaces, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association.

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Monday, 21 November 2011
Employment 3:20PM
Employers focus on retaining key people: latest pay rates survey

The National Wage and Salary Survey data just out indicates employers have been focusing on retaining their key people, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern).

453 views

Thursday, 3 November 2011
Technology 5:38PM
Recognition of high value high tech sector welcome

Its great to see advanced manufacturing and the related high value sectors winning ever increasing government recognition, the Employers & Manufacturers Association said after today’s announcement of the new direction and expansion for IRL.

404 views

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
News 3:22PM
New chief executive appointed to EMA

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) has a new chief executive.

756 views

Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Business 3:24PM
Auckland Plan an excellent, aspirational step ahead

AUCKLAND CITY — Businesses will welcome the launch of the Draft Auckland Plan today for the certainty it will bring to investment decision making, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.

440 views

Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Business 4:35PM
Thrive International - big day out for business

AUCKLAND CITY — The calibre of the lineup of the presenters at Thrive International on in Auckland October 20th won’t be matched in New Zealand for many years to come.

559 views

Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Employment 4:43PM
Employment restructuring processes trip up 74 per cent of personal grievance cases

Employers lost three quarters of the personal grievance claims brought against them when they restructured last year because their processes were inadequate, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association.

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Friday, 5 August 2011
Employment 10:10AM
Bipartisan approach to KiwiSaver called for

Employers would support a bipartisan approach to KiwiSaver if changes are deemed necessary to increase New Zealand’s savings, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says.

438 views

Thursday, 7 July 2011
Employment 8:06AM
EMA Board dismisses CEO

The board of Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern Inc (EMA) has today dismissed its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alasdair Thompson.

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