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Skills essential for competitiveness

  • 9 Oct 2012
  • Media Release

A competitive economy depends on many factors, and the Government's business growth agenda is systematically addressing the key ones to boost NZ's competitiveness, says BusinessNZ.

economy & tax, education & skills

Starting-out wage will benefit NZ economy, communities

  • 9 Oct 2012
  • Media Release

A starting-out wage will help get more young people into jobs, says BusinessNZ.

economy & tax, employment relations

US Presidency affecting NZ exports

  • 9 Nov 2016
  • Media Release

International trade could be a source of tension with the election of Donald Trump as US President, says BusinessNZ.

Slower ETS welcome but not enough

  • 9 Nov 2011
  • Media Release

The slower introduction of the full effects of the ETS is welcome but National’s Environment and Climate Change Policy announced today would impose too much additional cost on businesses and...

energy & infrastructure, environment

Cautious optimism in employment data

  • 9 May 2013
  • Media Release

BusinessNZ has greeted the latest employment survey with cautious optimism.

employment relations

Autumn blues – PMI

  • 9 May 2012
  • Media Release

Manufacturing activity dropped back into contraction after four months of expansion, with a seasonally adjusted PMI for April at 48.0.

economy & tax, manufacturing

Urgent review of Holidays Act required

  • 9 Mar 2016
  • Media Release

BusinessNZ and the NZ Payroll Practitioners’ Association are calling for an urgent review of the Holidays Act.

Climate change response requires dialogue with business

  • 9 Jun 2015
  • Media Release

New Zealand energy leaders want an agreed global framework for tackling climate change.

energy & infrastructure

Peter Conway

  • 9 Jun 2015
  • Media Release

BusinessNZ extends sincere condolences to the family of Peter Conway.

business & society

Helping NZ stay corruption-free

  • 9 Jun 2014
  • Media Release

An integrity group has started a project to help keep New Zealand corruption-free.

business & society, export & trade

New partnerships contribute to global picture of sustainability

  • 9 Jun 2011
  • Media Release

BusinessNZ and Landcare Research have partnered with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), to provide an accurate and complete sustainability reports database for NZ.

sustainable business

'Cohesive plan' in PM's address

  • 9 Feb 2010
  • Media Release

BusinessNZ has welcomed the development of a cohesive plan pointed at a stronger economy, as outlined in the Prime Minister’s statement.

economy & tax

Petroleum block offer welcomed

  • 9 Dec 2014
  • Media Release

BusinessNZ has welcomed the announcement of block offer permit awards for petroleum exploration in offshore and onshore locations around Northland, East Coast, Taranaki and the South Island.

energy & infrastructure, environment

Let’s have a conversation about welfare

  • 9 Aug 2010
  • Media Release

A full range of options should be considered for tackling our high benefit numbers, says BusinessNZ.

economy & tax, employment relations

Business groups welcome funding review

  • 9 Apr 2014
  • Media Release

Local Government New Zealand’s announcement that it is reviewing local government funding will be welcome news for ratepayers.

local government

Business leaders: investment, innovation, sustainability most important for growth

  • 8 Sep 2014
  • Media Release

The Deloitte-BusinessNZ survey offers insight into what business thinks are the most crucial issues facing nation.

business & society, economy & tax

Standing still not an option

  • 8 Sep 2011
  • Media Release

A static performance is not enough when our competitors are accelerating, says BusinessNZ.

economy & tax

Going Global – key to New Zealand’s future

  • 8 Oct 2010
  • Media Release

With the future of NZ’s economy dependant on export success, ExportNZ is holding a must-attend international business forum for New Zealand firms, Go Global.

export & trade, international

National earthquake standards unaffordable for some communities

  • 8 May 2014
  • Media Release

A policy requiring buildings to be demolished or upgraded to national earthquake standards is excessive and could be unaffordable for some communities, says BusinessNZ.

energy & infrastructure