• Expansion of education to work schemes encouraging

    The Youth Guarantee and other skills training schemes are clearly getting traction so it’s great they’re being expanded and added to, says Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, commenting on the training package...

    • Posted September 27, 2013
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  • NZ economy – onwards and upwards

    The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast shows nearly all key indicators for the economy are positive.  The manufacturing and services sectors continue to show solid growth, international commodity prices remain firm, and business and consumer confidence are high. The...

    • Posted September 27, 2013
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  • Beacon lamps set new benchmark

    Hi-Optics Rotating Beacons are described as the new benchmark in emergency/warning lighting. Combining exceptional engineering with the latest in L.E.D technology the warning lamps are as powerful as they are reliable and they are now available in...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • NZ technology gives better warnings of disasters

    An innovative New Zealand-made product is set to give people improved alerts and information about emergencies. When a disaster such as a tsunami or volcanic eruption happens, the Tsunado, a compact plug-in alert radio unit, sounds a...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Waikato electric car to race the length of Australia

    PIC CAP: Waikato engineering students and their supervisor following the big reveal of their electric car: Clockwise from back left, Sam Berkers, Dr Mike Duke Luke Overton (in car), Sam Waetford and Kyle van de Pas.  ...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Employment law changes

    The employment law changes currently before Parliament are part of the catch up process needed to reflect common practices already in place in today’s workplaces, David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association told...

    • Posted September 25, 2013
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  • Lower ACC levies welcome

    BusinessNZ has welcomed the prospect of lower ACC levies.  ACC consultation documents show employer, employee and motor vehicle levies are set for reductions of 15 – 17 percent next year.  BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says better...

    • Posted September 17, 2013
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  • Tail wind continues

    Manufacturing activity continues to push forward with another healthy month of expansion for August, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).  The seasonally adjusted PMI for August was 57.5 (a PMI reading...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Proposed changes to Resource Management Act misunderstood

    Chief Executive, Business NZ, Phil O’Reilly, says the proposed reforms are sensible and address a key problem: the RMA is doing a poor job of delivering good decisions that appropriately consider both environmental and development factors. “We...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • Employment law changes aim to reflect present workplace practice

     The employment law changes currently before Parliament are part of the catch up process needed to reflect common practices already in place in today’s workplaces, David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers and Manufacturers Association told...

    • Posted September 11, 2013
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