BusinessNZ’s Election Manifesto

BusinessNZ’s 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 Election. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said businesses want a Government that will reduce taxes, fix problem legislation, and boost growth in the regions. “Business wants to see a tax […]

How secure is your manufacturing facility?

Wondering if your visitor and worker management process at your manufacturing facility is up to scratch? We’ve compiled a (non-exhaustive) list of questions for you. But before you read on, how would you rate your control of visitors and workers on-site? Give your facility a score out of 10. Now that you’ve got that number […]

A question of change

NZMEA wants all parties to put forward their vision for creating a more prosperous and high-value economy, with manufacturing playing a key role.

In August issue of NZ Manufacturer we have included comments and wish lists from business leaders as to what they would like to see from the next elected government. NZMEA wants all parties to put forward their vision for creating a more prosperous and high-value economy, with manufacturing playing a key role. BusinessNZ wants a […]

Business Election Manifesto

Kirk Hope said business wanted a Government that continued negotiating free trade agreements to reduce the tariff burden on New Zealand exporters. A large majority want trade agreements with the US, UK, EU and the new TPP-11.

Business Election Manifesto

BusinessNZ 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 Election. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope said businesses want a Government that will reduce taxes, fix problem legislation, and boost growth in the regions. […]

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

Building the case for manufacturing automation to drive business growth

By Shermine Gotfredsen, General Manager SEA & Oceania, Universal Robots New Zealand’s manufacturing industry has continued to expand almost every month since October 2012, based on the Bank of New Zealand-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index . The sector was lifted by a construction boom that started during the rebuild of Christchurch post-earthquake. However, manufacturing […]

Supporting the regions

Supporting the regions

  In the picture: Gisborne. It’s an election year. We know this because various types of carrot are being placed in front of us. Ranging from greater welfare support, more houses, improving the quality of water to…financial support for the regions. Especially on the East Coast where the levels of youth unemployment are rampant. Seeing […]

The business of technology

The business of technology

The latest Technology Investment Network (TIN) Investors Guide has drawn its information from the top 200 New Zealand technology firms. Highlights of the Guide include: *Revenue growth in 2016 came from Auckland and Northland 12.2%. Hamilton 11.1%. Central North Island 0.9%.Wellington 15.3%.South Island 9.2%. *An increase of 239% in foreign investment in early stage technology […]

Exponential Manufacturing Revolution

Exponential Manufacturing Revolution

  Diane Francis Member of Advisory Council at Hudson Institute Kleptocracy Initiative The train to Boston from New York speeds past stunning scenery as well as the blight of abandoned factories, scarred with graffiti. These empty buildings are the remnants of a New England that was the China of the Industrial Revolution based on cheap […]

Higher skills and regional focus positive – but no panacea for employers

Higher skills and regional focus positive – but no panacea for employers

  BusinessNZ says Labour’s immigration policy has a positive focus on higher skills and regional concerns, but the overall tightening of migrant numbers could be difficult for business. Labour proposes to tighten skills criteria, place more consideration on skill needs in the regions, and more actively enforce the Labour Market Test for work visas. BusinessNZ […]

What next?

                                                                                             Grab a cup of coffee and consider the following: […]