Media Releases

Recent media releases from BusinessNZ.

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast looks into unchartered territory as Covid-19 continues to affect the economy.The Forecast for the December 2021 quarter indicates that New Zealand is not likely to see as strong an economic upswing as...

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

Improving NZ’s tax administration system

Tax administration could be improved with better technology and more partnerships with the private sector, the BusinessNZ Tax Group says. The BusinessNZ Tax Group is a group of leading tax practitioners and service providers who have produced a white paper with...

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

Changes at BusinessNZ

Changes at BusinessNZ BusinessNZ has appointed a new Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Advocacy.BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said New Zealand’s peak industry group has experienced significant growth, requiring new strategic oversight."Over the last...

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

Proposed changes to wetland regulations welcomed

Proposed changes to wetland regulations welcomed BusinessNZ welcomes proposed changes to wetland regulations which will allow businesses to undertake more activity on their property, in response to concerns raised by its members.Originally, regulations broadly...

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

ACC accounts require greater transparency

ACC accounts require greater transparency BusinessNZ says ACC levies proposed for 2022-5 require greater levels of transparency.Responding to ACC’s regular consultation, BusinessNZ’s submission says all ACC accounts need to be fully funded for the ACC...

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

NZ economy: roller coaster

NZ economy: roller coaster NZ’s economic roller coaster ride can be expected to continue through the next quarter, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast.The forecast for the September quarter shows a fluid situation with Covid issues still dominating the...

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

Full version of RMA replacement keenly awaited

Full version of RMA replacement keenly awaited Issues important to business are missing from the RMA replacement Bill, BusinessNZ says.Presenting BusinessNZ’s submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill, BusinessNZ economist John Pask said the...

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

Steps towards reconnecting will be well-received

Steps towards reconnecting will be well-received BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the plan Reconnecting New Zealanders to the World balances the need for caution with the prospects for a managed reopening of the economy.“The plan reinforces our reasons...

NZ economy: stop-go signs ahead

Visa extensions welcomed by BusinessNZ

Visa extensions welcomed by BusinessNZ BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing.Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the...