AI challenges revealed in book

AI challenges revealed in book

  The Future Computed: AI and Manufacturing is an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities of AI and how it’s transforming the manufacturing sector. Interviews with customers, policymakers, labor representatives and Microsoft experts shed light on how AI is driving efficiencies, enabling products and services, and allowing for safer workspaces. The book also offers […]

Wellbeing Budget 2019 delivers, but not for business

The Wellbeing Budget 2019 uses the business-driven growth previously in the economy to fund an extensive social wellbeing programme.

Wellbeing Budget 2019 delivers, but not for business

The EMA was not expecting much for business from the Wellbeing Budget 2019, but it was still disappointed it did not tackle some of its members’ key concerns. Chief executive Brett O’Riley says the 8500-strong member organisation’s focus is primarily on employees and their workers. “Nobody would argue that people’s overall wellbeing is important, and […]

Focused spending for business and the economy

"If tax revenue falters over the period, there could be some risks in delivering the proposed Budget surpluses while hoping to reduce debt."

Focused spending for business and the economy

The Wellbeing Budget contains spending that would be positive for business and the economy, says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the focus on innovation, research and skills would help more businesses develop at higher levels and grow the economy. “The Budget recognizes that commercialization of new ideas is often constrained among mid-sized firms and […]

Budget overlooks business wellbeing

This is not a Budget that will transform our economy.

Budget overlooks business wellbeing

Budget 2019 largely overlooks one of the key drivers of people’s wellbeing – their livelihoods, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. Budget 2019 utilised the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework to inform the Government’s investment priorities and funding decisions. “This is not a Budget that will transform our economy,” says Ms Watson. […]

What is a Wellbeing Budget?

However, the strength in the Wellbeing Budget will also be seen in the focus Government gives to economic matters – in an economy that is starting to slow down.

What is a Wellbeing Budget?

It is commendable for Government to tackle things in different ways, to take an in depth look at how are all doing and try to make our lives better   -Doug Green, Publisher, NZ Manufacturer There are plenty of areas to focus on – one might say the usual suspects – health, education, housing, domestic […]

Facilities Integrate 2019

Smith says vendors recognise the value of reaching a select audience of professionals engaged in the facilities management and system integration industries, amongst others

Facilities Integrate 2019

Now in the hands of renowned B2B event manager – Lorraine Smith, Facilities Integrate 2019 is set to deliver a unique experience for attendees and exhibitors. Lorraine, is promising a ‘more engaging show experience, with a distinct focus on learning, special features, interactive displays and showcasing the latest technology. “Features engage the audience and provide […]

Personal viewpoint has no place in OIO decision-making

Mr O’Riley says the fact that the decision on the application was split between Minister Eugenie Sage and Minister David Clark highlights the need for a more tightly defined framework for the OIO, in which personal and ideological beliefs are taken out of the equation.

Personal viewpoint has no place in OIO decision-making

The EMA has joined with Hauraki District Council Mayor, John Tregidga, in expressing its dismay about the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) decision to block Waihi mining company OceanaGold’s application to purchase nearby farmland to expand its operation. EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley is disappointed that an individual Government Minister’s philosophical point of view has the […]

CGT decision strengthens confidence in tax system

CGT decision strengthens confidence in tax system

BusinessNZ has congratulated the Government for its decision not to proceed with a capital gains tax. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the proposed tax would have hit businesses hard, reducing funds available for investment and job growth and increasing their compliance burden. “Our members have been very clear that they did not see the justification […]

Pure Bottling now BRC Certified

Pure Bottling now BRC Certified

Pure Bottling New Zealand from Tauranga has recently added the Global Quality Standard of BRC (British Retail Consortium) to its list of Certifications. This puts Pure Bottling in the unique position of being the only BRC Certified Contract Beverage Packer in New Zealand outside of the wineries.  “Gaining a Globally recognised Food Safety benchmark like […]

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