ACC levy freeze relief for businesses

"We want to see more of these kinds of decisions from the Government that will make a real difference to all businesses post-COVID-19, and to the overall economy’s regeneration."

ACC levy freeze relief for businesses

The EMA is pleased with the Government’s announcement today that it is freezing ACC levies, paid by businesses, the self-employed and motorists to cover the costs of accidents, for two years. Manager Employments Relations and Safety, Paul Jarvie, says it will provide certainty for businesses that will help them with their budgeting. “We want to […]

Where are we going, how are we getting there?

Maybe what we need is a Business Council - bringing together representatives from key business sectors like EMA, the chambers of commerce, BusinessNZ to make the financial decisions to move the economy forward.

Where are we going, how are we getting there?

-Doug Green, Publisher, NZ Manufacturer Business people have been thinking it, they have done it. The statement released today by Sir Peter Gluckman, former Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Air New Zealand chief Rob Fyfe is long overdue. Not necessarily by just them, but by New Zealanders concerned about the economy…and our going forward. […]

Good to Great: A live event

This rare opportunity provides CEOs and their teams unprecedented access to Jim Collins for 2.5 hours of deep learning, allowing time for Q & A on how Jim’s concepts apply in these challenging times.

Good to Great: A live event

The American Chamber of Commerce NZ is delighted to again partner with the Growth Faculty to invite you to Jim Collins – Good To Great, a live virtual event. JIM COLLINS, best-selling author and globally revered thought leader will present a powerful and exclusive live virtual event; Good To Great – What Makes Great Companies […]

Infrastructure spend good start for regions

"But we have seen first-hand how relatively small-scale injections of capital into projects in smaller centres such as Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki can significantly raise business and community confidence, boosting jobs across the wider region."

Infrastructure spend good start for regions

The shovel ready projects infrastructure programme will inject almost $1 billion dollars into the EMA’s region in the Upper North Island, and generate important employment opportunities. Funds allocated for as yet un-named projects will see $970 million for projects from Taupo to the Far North with the Auckland region receiving around $500 million, but EMA […]

Unless we improve the law, history shows rushing shovel-ready projects comes with real risk

First, the decision makers should act in a precautionary manner. If there is significant uncertainty about a project’s environmental impact it should not proceed.

Unless we improve the law, history shows rushing shovel-ready projects comes with real risk

Alexander Gillespie, Professor of Law, University of Waikato If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, so too is the road to economic recovery if we don’t get it right. The Covid-19 Recovery (Fast Track Consenting) Bill, currently rushing through the parliamentary process, certainly has noble aims. In simple terms, the new law is […]

New job ads up -SEEK

Job growth indicates more in larger cities.

New job ads up -SEEK

The biggest contributors to job ad growth are Trades & Services, Administration and Office Support, Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics, Retail & Consumer Products and Healthcare & Medical Canterbury (125.7%), Auckland (118.9%) and Wellington (112.2%) are showing increases in job ad volumes Optimism for future employment / job prospects declined 10% between February and May and […]

Can we be world class?

Yes, we need some short-term initiatives to stabilise the country, but the longer-term actions need visionaries, not only so we can return to where we were, but create a new aspirational future for all New Zealanders. I am keen, are you?!

Can we be world class?

For more than three decades, Ian Walsh, Managing Director of Intent Group, has been driving improvements in organisations around the globe. Ian understands deeply what is required to deliver and sustain improvement. Here he shares his thoughts on what New Zealanders can do to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. I began my […]

Profile: Stephanie Pretorius

Our point of difference at Intent is that we are hands-on working directly with our client’s teams . We know lasting change happens when you work with real people, beside them doing what they do every day.

Profile: Stephanie Pretorius

Stephanie Pretorius is a Senior Consultant with business transformation specialists, Intent Group. My emphasis is on enhancing performance and alignment through continuous improvement and innovation. I am also Intent’s Service Quality Manager and develop our internal systems for engagement management. Our goal is to ensure our clients are 100% satisfied and receive the highest quality […]

Alert Level 1 a relief but many businesses will still struggle

With the lack of cases and the excellent regimes businesses have put in place to maintain people’s health no one should have any concerns about getting straight back to work," he says.

Alert Level 1 a relief but many businesses will still struggle

The EMA says its 7000 members and businesses across the country are relieved at the Government’s announcement of Alert Level 1 from midnight tonight but warns the hard work for the economy lies ahead. Head of Advocacy and Strategy, Alan McDonald, says the move to Level 1 should give employees and employers the confidence to […]

Level 1 puts focus on the economy

"Our economy depends on people actively buying, selling, producing, collaborating - the more of this we have, the quicker we recover.

Level 1 puts focus on the economy

The BusinessNZ network welcomes the move to Alert Level 1 and the return to more normal practices at workplaces. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says New Zealand’s team of 5 million have worked together successfully to manage the health risks from Covid 19 and now need to work together in the same way to manage […]

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