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Statements by BusinessNZ on issues relevant to enterprise in New Zealand.

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Tourism sweet spot for economic growth

  • 12 May 2016
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Tourism is NZ's largest export earner, bringing opportunities

economy & tax

Changes in employment relations

  • 7 Apr 2016
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Changes to employment relations law and regulations in 2016

employment relations

New Zealand's economic prospects

  • 23 Mar 2016
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The economy is in trouble, and it’s all dairy’s fault. That is the most common complaint I hear today. The drop in global dairy prices has sparked a bit of...

Why we need foreign investment

  • 1 Jan 2016
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The case for more foreign investment in NZ business is strong

economy & tax

Prospects for 2016

  • 1 Jan 2016
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  • (PDF, 266.0KB)

Looking forward to 2016 for business and the economy

economy & tax

RMA changes could do some good

  • 26 Nov 2015
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BusinessNZ says draft legislation to amend the Resource Management Act is worthwhile.

energy & infrastructure, environment

Budget Summary 2015 – A plan that’s working

  • 21 May 2015
  • Commentary
  • (PDF, 243.8KB)

BusinessNZ's summary of the 2015 Budget.

business & society, economy & tax

Inspiring Action: More Women in Leadership

  • 1 Jul 2014
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Business supports increased numbers of women in leadership positions BusinessNZ CEO Phil O’Reilly said, addressing the Inspiring Action seminar in Wellington on 1 July 2014.

business & society

G20 conference on small business

  • 20 Jun 2014
  • Commentary

Phil O'Reilly attended the G20 conference on small business in Australia on 20 June as a representative of BusinessNZ and the BIAC.

international

Budget 2014 – Key Issues and Outcomes

  • 15 May 2014
  • Commentary
  • (PDF, 156.1KB)

BusinessNZ's summary of the 2014 Budget.

business & society, economy & tax

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

business & society