Media Releases

Recent media releases from BusinessNZ.

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BusinessNZ will not be the default negotiator for Fair Pay Agreements but will provide assistance to employers who are required to negotiate an FPA with unions. BusinessNZ Advocacy Director Catherine Beard says the organisation will not take the Government’s monetary...

NZ energy system is top 10, security key focus

NZ energy system is top 10, security key focus

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) is proud New Zealand’s energy sector remains one of the top ten globally for equitable, secure and sustainable access, but says energy security is a risk. Each year the World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index ranks...

NZ energy system is top 10, security key focus

NZ Energy Strategy: Terms show Govt is listening

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) welcomes the New Zealand Energy Strategy terms of reference and is pleased to see many of the recommendations put forward to Government have been considered. BEC Executive Director Tina Schirr says the industry’s voice has been...

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Energy market review – more renewables, competition

Explaining energy doesn’t have to be complicated. Introducing Energy 101 – a new series from BEC designed to help everyone understand NZ’s energy system. In today’s lesion you’ll meet Helios Energy’s Sarah Tapp, for an intro to solar power and its potential to further diversify renewable energy here.

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Wage pressure feeds inflation

Increasing the wage thresholds for international skills and talent is unnecessary and will feed inflation, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope. "In the current environment of extreme skill shortages, high inflation, negative net migration and ongoing global...

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NZ Economy: Caution signs ahead

The latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast reveals a subdued 24 months of economic growth ahead, despite recent improved signs of activity.The forecast for the September 2022 quarter shows there is still plenty of risk both at home and abroad, with inflationary and...

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Winners and losers in NZ-EU FTA

Winners and losers in NZ-EU FTA Director of Advocacy at BusinessNZ Catherine Beard said while the NZ Government and Officials were able to land some wins for exporters in the newly announced FTA with the EU, it is also a deal that falls well short of our best...

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NZ economy: prevailing headwinds

The latest  BusinessNZ Planning Forecast reveals business and consumer confidence is low, with factors at home and abroad hampering our recovery. The Forecast for the June 2022 quarter shows global economic recovery post-Covid has taken a hit in both prolonged...

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FPAs on ILO list

The Government’s proposal to introduce compulsory wage bargaining through Fair Pay Agreements has put New Zealand on a Top 40 list for possible prosecution by the International Labour Organisation.