Media Releases

Recent media releases from BusinessNZ.

Business Election Manifesto

Business Election Manifesto

Business Election Manifesto Business Election ManifestoBusinessNZ today released its Election Manifesto.Based on a survey of employers throughout New Zealand*, the Manifesto outlines seven priorities that business would like to see enacted after the 2017 General...

Business Election Manifesto

Temporary visa changes more workable

Temporary visa changes more workable Temporary visa changes more workableChanges to temporary work visas are more workable, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope.Changes announced today will help define what is a lower-skilled employee, and will restrict...

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ETS changes make sense

ETS changes make sense ETS changes make senseBusinessNZ and the Sustainable Business Council have welcomed changes signalled for New Zealand's Emissions Trading Scheme.BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the amendments to the ETS made sense in the international...

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Innovation in New Models of Tertiary Education

Innovation in New Models of Tertiary Education BusinessNZ has welcomed the Government's response to the Productivity Commission investigation into New Models of Tertiary Education. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Government's commitment to innovation is...

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NZ economy ticking over

NZ economy ticking over NZ economy ticking overThe BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the June 2017 quarter shows positive performance in the New Zealand economy.Construction, tourism and agriculture are performing at a strong level and the services and manufacturing...

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Digital investment worthwhile

Digital investment worthwhile Digital investment worthwhileInvestment in digital technologies in schools will be highly worthwhile, says BusinessNZ.Chief Executive Kirk Hope said new funding to support the teaching of digital technologies would help upskill new...

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Priority on infrastructure that supports growth

Priority on infrastructure that supports growth Priority on infrastructure that supports growthBusinessNZ has welcomed the new spend of $11 billion on infrastructure supporting growth.Chief Executive Kirk Hope says in key areas, including Kaikoura and Auckland, there...

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Better regulation endorsed

Better regulation endorsed BusinessNZ endorses new standards for regulation-making announced today.BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the Government's new Regulatory Management Strategy should help address some red tape issues for business."BusinessNZ has...

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Greens’ electricity policy improved

Greens' electricity policy improved Greens' electricity policy improvedBusinessNZ has welcomed the Greens' electricity policy announced today.BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it is a big turnaround from the party's policy at the last election, which would...