ManufacturingNZ, through BusinessNZ, has strong links with a wide range of sectoral and industry groups.
The BusinessNZ 'family' has its roots in four large regional organisations of member businesses that together cover the entire country. This regional presence is the strength behind BusinessNZ's advocacy on behalf of all New Zealand business.
Committed to New Zealand's success by promoting sustainable growth through free enterprise. BusinessNZ is New Zealand's largest advocacy group for enterprise, and champions policies leading to: international competitiveness; balanced employment, economic and environmental legislation; compliance and tax levels that foster growth and investment; innovation and skill development; an environment fostering the production of high value goods and services.
The Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern Inc (EMA) has a key role in supporting its member organisations in growing and developing their business. They respond to local, regional and national government initiatives and with their own proposals.
Business CentralRead more
Business Central is a member owned and managed organisation. They are dedicated to representing business and employer interests in all matters affecting enterprise operations from Taranaki and Gisborne in the north, to Nelson in the south.
Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce (CECC)Read more
The Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce is a membership-driven, not-for-profit business service organisation with approximately 2,550 members. They are the largest business support agency in the South Island and support business in its wider sense, including the employers of labour, self-employed, not-for-profit organisations and those who are generally supportive of the objectives of the organisation. They also provide support for other business support agencies throughout the South Island.
Otago Southland Employers' Association (OSEA)Read more
Since 1890, the Otago Southland Employers’ Association (OSEA) has been helping its members with comprehensive employment advice, and industrial relations, health and safety, and human resources support services. Training and staff development programmes are another major activity. The Association now has over 1,400 members, with some 900 of these employing less than 20 people. The Otago Southland Employers’ Association is a Founder Member of Business New Zealand, New Zealand’s largest business advocacy body.
ExportNZ, also a division of BusinessNZ, aims to bring exporters relevant and useful information about the international marketplace. Its key objectives are to: provide effective advocacy and lobbying on behalf of exporters; inspire New Zealand firms to engage in exporting to expand their business horizons and grow internationally; and provide practical support programmes and networking events to help firms achieve these goals.
Affiliated Industries Group (AIG)Read more
Our Affiliated Industries Group (AIG) currently has over 70 member industry associations, and incorporates regional employers' and manufacturers' organisations.