• New employment laws to lift business confidence and jobs

    The employment law changes starting from tomorrow will lift business confidence by encouraging the hiring of new staff, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association. “Personal grievances and holidays’ laws have consistently...

    • Posted March 31, 2011
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  • Trucker says industry will resist gross weights

    An Auckland-based fragile freight and furniture moving business behind a website to promote industry debate about a move to gross weights, says it believes there will be an industry backlash if the change goes ahead. A One...

    • Posted March 31, 2011
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  • Love Christchurch Made Campaign Launched

    The Buy NZ Made campaign, part of BusinessNZ, has today launched a new campaign called Love Christchurch Made to help Canterbury manufacturers promote their products. Free to all Canterbury based businesses to join, the campaign includes an...

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Harbour crossing, what harbor crossing?

    Before the new Super City came along there was a need for a new harbor crossing in Auckland. I had a conversation with the late Sir Dove Myer Robinson and he shared with me his vision of...

    • Posted March 23, 2011
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  • Private sector supports rebirth of strong Canterbury

    Today’s announcement by Government outlining a $2.5 million funding package for business is welcomed by business. “A strong Canterbury emerging from the recent earthquakes is crucial for the whole country, not just the region itself. The Government’s...

    • Posted March 22, 2011
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  • Infrastructure Plan needs trade-offs

     Our next National Infrastructure Plan requires more detail about infrastructure trade-offs, says BusinessNZ.  The latest version of the plan, devised by the Treasury’s National Infrastructure Unit, is due for release soon.  BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says...

    • Posted March 21, 2011
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  • NZ Manufacturer YouTube

    NZ Manufacturer now on YouTube, see it here: NZManufacturer YouTube Channel

    • Posted March 16, 2011
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  • Techspan and Social Media

    Plastics & Printing technologies supplier Techspan has joined the online social media zone with their inclusion on Facebook and You Tube. Techspan now has its own Facebook page  and You Tube channel where you will find news...

    • Posted March 6, 2011
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  • Lean times call for thinner sheets, thicker bends

    With the price of sheetmetal arguably at an all time high due to massive demand by Asia and the Middle East, itÕs not just clever software-driven machines that positively impact profit margins. The simple act of reducing...

    • Posted March 6, 2011
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  • EMA and Export NZ to supply Certificates of Origin

    Under an agreement with Independent Verification Services Ltd (IVS), the Employers & Manufacturers Association and Export New Zealand (EMA/Export NZ) have announced they now can supply Certificates of Origin to members and other exporters. IVS is an...

    • Posted March 6, 2011
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