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Lower Hutt Jobs Forum Tackles Skills Shortage Ahead Of Major Infrastructure Programme

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Hutt City Council and the Wellington Institute of Technology Ltd (WelTec) last night hosted the business community to map out a pathway to fill jobs and train people ahead of a multi-billion-dollar investment programme over the next 10 years. Hutt … Read more »

New Zealand Economy Set For A Slower Lockdown Rebound According To The Latest ASB Quarterly Economic Forecast

Press Release – ASB

New Zealand is expected to begin opening its borders in the first half of 2022 but will face ongoing domestic headwinds in its economic recovery. Inflation is likely to near 6% (a thirty year high) by the end of this year and remain above 3% into … Read more »

New Law On Decommissioning Could Be Costly Overkill

Press Release – Energy Resources Aotearoa

A new law on decommissioning oil and gas fields passed by Parliament today has good intentions but is overkill, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. “We strongly support operators taking responsibility and paying the costs for decommissioning, … Read more »

Destination Queenstown Urges Government To Reconsider Self-isolation Conditions

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

Destination Queenstown is pleased the Government has provided the business community with some much-needed certainty around reconnecting New Zealand with the rest of the world, however the wait may be too long to save some local operators. Destination … Read more »

Introducing Paid Parking Will Hurt Porirua And Should Not Go Ahead

Press Release – Porirua Chamber of Commerce

This morning the Porirua Chamber of Commerce made their submission against the City Councils proposal to introduce paid parking in the CBD. “The Councils plan to introduce paid charges for city-centre parking will pile further pressure … Read more »

YHA New Zealand Closes Its Doors After 89 Years

Press Release – Youth Hostel Association

The Youth Hostel Association of New Zealand (YHA) has been left with no option but to permanently close the doors on its 11 managed hostels on 15 December 2021. The extended Auckland lockdown and no prospects of an international visitor market this … Read more »

Imports Continue To Ramp Up As End Of Year Approaches

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The monthly value of goods imports in October 2021 rose $1.4 billion (26 percent) from October 2020, to $6.6 billion, Stats NZ said today. This increase was led by rises in mechanical machinery and equipment, such as turbo jets and laptops, up $279 … Read more »

Kāpiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce Reflects On Economic Development Strategy

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

As part of its role advocating for the local business community, Kpiti Coast Chamber of Commerce hosted an event last week enabling people to reflect on, evaluate and ask questions about the progress of the districts Economic Development Strategy, … Read more »

Border Announcement Welcome, Still Lacking For Tourism

Press Release – BusinessNZ

ExportNZ welcomes the Governments announcement on when New Zealands border will begin to reopen, starting with the reinstatement of the trans-Tasman bubble in January 2022 and more widely for Kiwis from early February. But for tourism operators, … Read more »

Border Reopening A Relief For Business

Press Release – EMA

Exporters will be queueing to get back into their Australian and international markets in January and February next year, predicts EMA Chief Executive, Brett ORiley. “Todays announcement from COVID Response Minister Chris Hipkins doing away … Read more »

Reserve Bank In A Pickle And Not Helped By A Spendthrift Finance Minister

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Todays move by the Reserve Bank to raise the Official Cash Rate by 25 basis points to 0.75% is what most commentators were picking given the worrying direction that the cost of living has taken, says National Shadow Treasurer Andrew Bayly. Kiwis … Read more »

Five More Months Of Locked Border Will See More Needless Casualties, Says Hospitality NZ

Press Release – Hospitality NZ

Delaying the opening of New Zealands border to foreign nationals till April 30 will see more hospitality businesses going to the wall, says Hospitality New Zealand. Its inevitable more businesses, many of them family-owned, will fail over the … Read more »

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