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BusinessNZ represents business views to the Government, promoting business interests through the media, and championing policies that encourage business growth and free enterprise. These updates keep members up-to-date on some of the things BusinessNZ has been doing on your behalf.

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    March 2018 Planning Forecast

    2018-03-22 |

    The NZ economy continues to perform to a satisfactory level, assisted in part by a continued improvement in the global economic outlook. NZ’s terms of trade (a measure of the purchasing power of its exports and a key indicator of the state of the economy overall) reached an all-time high in the December 2017 quarter, driven largely by higher meat and dairy prices.

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    Deloitte Access Economics-ITS Report-24 January 2018

    2018-01-24 |

    New Zealand has a multibillion dollar opportunity to develop new, hightechnology businesses in Intelligent Transport Systems. While there are already some areas of comparative advantage and emerging solutions, these can be accelerated and enhanced through focussed initiatives in key areas. “Intelligent Transport Systems” or “ITS” refers to new and emerging technologies applied to vehicles, including on land, in the air and at sea, the infrastructure to support the use of vehicles, and the operating systems which make the vehicles genuinely intelligent. ITS technologies are used in a wide variety of industries beyond transportation and logistics, including agriculture, food processing and tourism.

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    Fine-tuning tax

    2017-08-14 |

    Tax policy plays an important role in achieving a successful economy and society. Since the “tax switch” reforms in 2010, any changes to company tax have largely been tweaks to the existing settings. Instead, government’s focus more recently has been on personal tax.

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    Wellness in the Workplace 2017

    2017-07-31 |

    The health and wellbeing of everyone in the workplace is a key goal for all businesses. Personal wellbeing is critical in its own right and is an important factor in every successful workplace. Information on health, wellness, injury, illness and absence is important for employers, health professionals and others involved in workplace practice. The Wellness in the Workplace Survey provides vital information and benchmarks towards the goal of healthier and safer workplaces. This is the third survey in the Wellness in the Workplace series, providing information on changes in workplace practice since 2013. BusinessNZ appreciates the co-operation of New Zealand businesses, business advocacy group EMA, and Southern Cross Healthcare Group in providing this valuable data towards the goal of healthy New Zealand workplaces.

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    Business Manifesto 2017

    2017-07-28 |

    BusinessNZ’s Manifesto for Business reflects business opinion throughout New Zealand. BusinessNZ represents exporting, manufacturing, digital, services and other businesses, large and small, in all parts of New Zealand.

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    Local Govt Forum Newsletter

    2017-07-11 |

    The Local Government Business Forum advocates policies that create a positive economic environment. Recognising the significant role of local government in private investment decisions, the Forum was established in 1994 to promote greater efficiency in the local government sector and to contribute to debate on policy issues affecting it.

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    BusinessNZ Planning Forecast Dec 2017

    2017-06-07 |

    Economic indicators to date reveal mixed fortunes. Both the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing (PMI) survey and its sister survey, the Performance of Services Index (PSI) show manufacturing and services continuing to power on with solid performance and forward looking indicators such as the ANZ Truckometer (which measures freight movements) also showing solid gains. Consumer confidence too remains solid with the new government receiving a relatively healthy tick in terms of support. Terms of trade (a measure of the purchasing power of NZ’s exports abroad and a key indicator of the state of the economy overall) reached an all-time high in the September 2017 quarter, driven largely by higher meat and dairy prices.

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    Foreign Direct Investment in NZ

    2016-04-07 |

    As the world has become more interconnected Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has increasingly become a hot topic. For New Zealand how we connect with the world is a major issue since we import most of our technology and have a relatively shallow domestic capital base. Yet many New Zealanders are sensitive about FDI. Polling consistently shows resistance to further FDI, especially into farmland and the housing market. Misperceptions abound and the debate quickly becomes emotional and sometimes irrational. In this paper, we look at the nature and drivers of FDI in New Zealand, the main costs and benefits according to the literature, and use two brief case studies to illustrate these issues.

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    Carbon_Zero_Certificate.pdf

    2015-11-05 |

    BusinessNZ Meets the requirements of carboNZeroCertTM certification having measured its greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the requirements of ISO 14064-1:2006, committed to managing and reducing its emissions and neutralised its remaining unavoidable emissions through the cancellation of an appropriate number of verified carbon credits in respect of the operational activities of its organisation.

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    Manufacturing Manifesto 2014

    2014-09-29 |

    Manufacturing remains vital to the New Zealand economy – it is the largest economic sector, contributing 14.6% to the country’s GDP in 2012. This makes New Zealand one of the more manufacturing heavy economies in the OECD.

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