Media Releases

Recent media releases from BusinessNZ.

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Your work your way

BusinessNZ has launched a nationwide campaign ‘Your Work, Your Way’, calling on Kiwis to reject compulsory FPAs, and stand up for their right to negotiate their own working conditions and pay directly with their employer. An open letter to the Minister for Workplace...

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Critical staff shortages hamper business and the economy

Critical staff shortages hamper business and the economy A new report by Sense Partners for BusinessNZ: Labour Market Conditions for Business shows critical worker shortages, record high levels of employment, and record high demand for goods and services, highlighting...

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BusinessNZ says no

BusinessNZ says no BusinessNZ has confirmed that it will not accept payments included in the Fair Pay Agreements Bill introduced to Parliament today.Under the terms of the Bill, BusinessNZ would be offered $250,000 a year for supporting compulsory bargaining in major...

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Government’s phone off the hook to FPA concerns

Government’s phone off the hook to FPA concerns Watch: In December, BusinessNZ announced it refuses to be part of the Governments FPA Scheme. BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope speaks about the refusal to be part of the unfair and unlawful scheme. Video | DownloadThe Government...

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NZ economy: crosscurrents of risk

NZ economy: crosscurrents of risk The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast reveals rising international and domestic risks, making business planning uncertain and fraught.The Forecast for the March 2022 quarter shows inflationary and activity-constricting impacts resulting...

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Major gains from FTA

Major gains from FTA New Zealand is set to make major gains with the new free trade agreement with the UK, BusinessNZ says.The FTA, expected to be in force by the end of 2022, will remove almost all tariffs on NZ exports to the UK, which are expected...

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Self-isolation removal good move by Government

Self-isolation removal good move by Government Removing self-isolation requirements for fully vaccinated international travellers is the right move by Government, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope.“It is a challenging time at the moment as New Zealanders...

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Omicron support for business welcome

Omicron support for business welcome BusinessNZ welcomes today's announcement of financial support for businesses during the Omicron outbreak.BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it's encouraging to see more support from Government and a signal from the Prime...

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Minimum wage increase crushing burden for business

Minimum wage increase crushing burden for business The planned 6 percent increase to the minimum wage from 1 April is a slap in the face for struggling businesses, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says.“This increase comes at a time when businesses are under...

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Business and border controls

Business and border controls BusinessNZ has welcomed today’s planning for reconnecting New Zealand to the world.The Prime Minister’s address to a BusinessNZ audience today announced the end of MIQ for all vaccinated travellers, along with a timeline of key...

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NZIIS consultation important for business

NZIIS consultation important for business BusinessNZ says it will be important to get wide public discussion on the proposal for an income insurance scheme for New Zealand.The proposal for the New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme (NZIIS) was launched by Government...