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Manufacturing 'vibrant and kicking' – report

  • 26 Feb 2014
  • Commentary

The report compiled by researchers Castalia finds manufacturing contributed 14.6 per cent to the country's gross domestic product in 2012, making it the largest economic sector.

manufacturing

Stephen Jacobi: APEC comes to Auckland

  • 12 Feb 2014
  • Commentary

Opinion piece by Stephen Jacobi on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meeting in Auckland on 12 February 2014. Source: NZ Herald

business & society, international

No one benefits more than we do from free-trade deals

  • 10 Feb 2014
  • Commentary

The value of free-trade agreements has recently been questioned, but they are vital to New Zealand.

export & trade

Looking Beyond Copenhagen

  • 19 Apr 2013
  • Commentary
  • (PDF, 101.3KB)

A retrospective look at the Copenhagen COP 15, its outcome, and its implications for New Zealand business.

energy & infrastructure, environment

Business perspective on changes to NZ's emissions trading scheme

  • 8 Aug 2012
  • Commentary
  • (PDF, 312.4KB)

Article by John Carnegie, BusinessNZ, in 'Carbon Market Australia - New Zealand'.

energy & infrastructure, environment

ETS – much to be done

  • 30 May 2012
  • Commentary
  • (PDF, 242.2KB)

Article by John Carnegie on what the New Zealand government’s proposed changes to its emissions trading scheme mean for the country’s businesses.

energy & infrastructure, environment

NZ & Australian carbon schemes not apples with apples

  • 1 Aug 2011
  • Commentary

Opinion piece by Phil O'Reilly, CEO BusinessNZ and John Carnegie, Manager Energy, Environment & Infrastructure

energy & infrastructure, environment

The future of water

  • 16 Dec 2010
  • Commentary

Opinion piece by Phil O'Reilly, CEO BusinessNZ

energy & infrastructure, environment, sustainable business

Cancun: Success or Failure?

  • 13 Dec 2010
  • Commentary

John Carnegie, BusinessNZ’s Manager for Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, is a member of the NZ Government's official delegation to the international climate change negotiations in Cancun, Mexico where he reports...

energy & infrastructure, environment

Business in South America

  • 27 Oct 2010
  • Commentary
  • (PDF, 85.1KB)

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O'Reilly reports on business issues in South America.

business & society