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Time to Transform

Our team of five million has been congratulated many times for our success in dealing with the COVID-19 public health crisis. We now need the same effort in dealing with the COVID-19 business crisis. Several factors make this a crisis: some of our sectors like shopfront retail were already under pressure from on-line competitors and …

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A focus on recovery

Recovery, it is the word of the day as businesses try to return to something like normality. For many in New Zealand this will feel like enough, but I think we must go further and grasp the opportunity to truly transform our economy with sustainable growth. Shovel ready projects and other economic stimulus will be …

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We need a new approach for economic recovery to begin

New Zealand business needs a new approach from Government to industry development, regulation, projects and procurement if the economy is going to start to recover. In the media during the COVID-19 we have called for a new recovery playbook by Government to give businesses the flexibility to recover and thrive, and potentially increase their productivity. …

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Recover, revive, re-generate – we are here for you

Kia ora,I have mentioned many times publicly during my tenure as EMA Chief Executive the positive challenge of leading an organisation with 134 years of history servicing the needs of businesses, and facilitating business as a community or eco-system that works together. It is an amazing legacy to follow, but there are always contemporary situations …

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