• Cost-sharing plans needed for Auckland infrastructure

    Business is in favour of an integrated, long-term approach to developing major city infrastructure, says BusinessNZ. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says Government proposals announced today for road, rail and tunnel infrastructure for greater Auckland will help...

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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  • Candid recognition of Auckland’s transport issues applauded

    Recognition from the very top of Auckland’s transport issues is gratifying, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.  “We welcome the Prime Minister’s candid recognition today of the transport congestion limiting Auckland’s productivity,” said Kim Campbell, EMA’s chief...

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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  • Rail loop backing great news

    Its great news the government is backing Auckland’s city rail loop, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.  “We’re very pleased Auckland’s transport issues are being heeded,” said Kim Campbell, EMA’s chief executive. “We’re confident the city rail...

    • Posted June 26, 2013
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  • New Health and Safety agency will be welcome if new approach included

    The new workplace health and safety agency, Worksafe New Zealand, will be most welcome provided it comes with an entirely new organisation approach and culture, says Paul Jarvie, Health and Safety Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers...

    • Posted June 26, 2013
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  • NZ economy – gaining traction

    The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast indicates that the New Zealand economy is gaining traction. Export prices remain high, and economic growth is forecast to average just over 3 percent per annum out to March 2015.  Improved business and...

    • Posted June 24, 2013
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  • Protection of migrant workers good job

    The new regulations announced today to protect migrant workers from exploitation are a positive step, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. “The changes will help protect both workers and employers,” said David Lowe, EMA’s Employment Services Manager....

    • Posted June 24, 2013
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  • Thickness gauges with waveform

    A new line of ultrasonic thickness gauges now includes the Sonagage IV, T-Gage V, Microgage III and Steelgage II. The Sonagage IV is a straight-forward gauge for corrosion applications & can measure metal loss within a range...

    • Posted June 19, 2013
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  • Brighter horizons

    Service sector expansion for May continued a solid run of recent expansion, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for May was 56.2. This was identical to the result for April,...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • Balloted Bill possibly a bridge too far

    The private members Bill that would allow employers to take on temporary workers to replace people going on strike needs a lot of thought and debate, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says. “At first flush employers could...

    • Posted June 14, 2013
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  • Magic May

    The manufacturing sector recorded its highest level of activity for almost nine years, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).  The seasonally adjusted PMI for May was 59.2 (a PMI reading above...

    • Posted June 14, 2013
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