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Kirk Hope

The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
4th Oct 21, 11:31am
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The NZIER's latest 'Shadow Board' review ahead of this week's OCR decision shows businesses going cooler on interest rate rises
Government to change the law to give itself another five months to put together a major plan for how NZ will reduce emissions
15th Sep 21, 6:31pm
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Government to change the law to give itself another five months to put together a major plan for how NZ will reduce emissions
Government lukewarm on month-old plan for reopening NZ to the world; Trans-Tasman bubble on ice
8th Sep 21, 6:17pm
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Government lukewarm on month-old plan for reopening NZ to the world; Trans-Tasman bubble on ice
Experts on NZIER's 'Shadow Board' are looking for signals from the Reserve Bank about ending its bond buying programme - as well as when interest rates may be raised
12th Jul 21, 12:21pm
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Experts on NZIER's 'Shadow Board' are looking for signals from the Reserve Bank about ending its bond buying programme - as well as when interest rates may be raised
Businesses urge the RBNZ not to remove the punch bowl that is low interest rates; Economists recognise the party will have to start winding down mid-next year
25th May 21, 7:00am
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Businesses urge the RBNZ not to remove the punch bowl that is low interest rates; Economists recognise the party will have to start winding down mid-next year
Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
7th May 21, 1:13pm
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Government to introduce legislation to enable workers to force employers to engage in collective bargaining; Unions over the moon; Businesses worried about compulsory participation
Former RBNZ chairman Arthur Grimes says the Reserve Bank should tighten monetary policy gradually and continue this tightening till house prices return to 'a much more affordable level'
22nd Feb 21, 4:01pm
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Former RBNZ chairman Arthur Grimes says the Reserve Bank should tighten monetary policy gradually and continue this tightening till house prices return to 'a much more affordable level'
Business needs risk cover for pandemics, but insurers have revealed their fine print exclusions denying most cover. There is 'market failure' for cover at a reasonable cost. Is it the taxpayer who needs to cover these risks?
6th Oct 20, 4:55pm
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Business needs risk cover for pandemics, but insurers have revealed their fine print exclusions denying most cover. There is 'market failure' for cover at a reasonable cost. Is it the taxpayer who needs to cover these risks?
BusinessNZ's Kirk Hope says with a careful focus on risk mitigation, more regard for overseas skills and capital, and better use of the private sector, New Zealand can have the smartest border in the world
24th Sep 20, 9:26am
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BusinessNZ's Kirk Hope says with a careful focus on risk mitigation, more regard for overseas skills and capital, and better use of the private sector, New Zealand can have the smartest border in the world
The Government has announced new border exceptions that will allow temporary work visa holders to return to NZ; new exceptions will now also be made to allow partners of NZ citizens and residents to return here
9th Sep 20, 4:27pm
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The Government has announced new border exceptions that will allow temporary work visa holders to return to NZ; new exceptions will now also be made to allow partners of NZ citizens and residents to return here
'Only people working in jobs that cannot be done from home should still be in their normal places of work' - BusinessNZ and The NZ Initiative
17th Mar 20, 7:46pm
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'Only people working in jobs that cannot be done from home should still be in their normal places of work' - BusinessNZ and The NZ Initiative
Government's transport package welcomed by most except for Greenpeace; Focus on continuity of work, availability of labour and spread of funding across the country
30th Jan 20, 6:47am
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Government's transport package welcomed by most except for Greenpeace; Focus on continuity of work, availability of labour and spread of funding across the country
BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope criticises the RBNZ for being 'pretty active' and surprising business, RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr hits back saying the RBNZ is 'forward-looking and transparent'
16th Aug 19, 10:40am
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BusinessNZ CEO Kirk Hope criticises the RBNZ for being 'pretty active' and surprising business, RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr hits back saying the RBNZ is 'forward-looking and transparent'
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2019 Budget
30th May 19, 4:33pm
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Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2019 Budget
Business lobby group BusinessNZ is dismissive of the RBNZ's bank capital proposals yet NZ owned banks argue they would bolster their competitive position vs their big Aussie owned rivals. So why the disconnect?
11th May 19, 9:46am
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Business lobby group BusinessNZ is dismissive of the RBNZ's bank capital proposals yet NZ owned banks argue they would bolster their competitive position vs their big Aussie owned rivals. So why the disconnect?
What people are saying about the Government's announced targets on reducing emissions to limit global warming
8th May 19, 12:09pm
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What people are saying about the Government's announced targets on reducing emissions to limit global warming
How two academics and a former unionist teaming up with the Reserve Bank to set monetary policy will affect the economy
29th Mar 19, 9:20am
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How two academics and a former unionist teaming up with the Reserve Bank to set monetary policy will affect the economy
Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash say they've received the Tax Working Group's final report, which will be considered by Cabinet
1st Feb 19, 11:25am
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash say they've received the Tax Working Group's final report, which will be considered by Cabinet
Proposed employment relations law tweaked to give employers a way out of multi-employer collective agreements
27th Nov 18, 3:22pm
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Proposed employment relations law tweaked to give employers a way out of multi-employer collective agreements
A discussion document has been released for consultation on the proposed independent infrastructure agency through which it is planned to lift the quality of infrastructure investment in New Zealand
8th Oct 18, 3:14pm
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A discussion document has been released for consultation on the proposed independent infrastructure agency through which it is planned to lift the quality of infrastructure investment in New Zealand
Against a backdrop of industrial action and low business confidence levels, the CTU, BusinessNZ and Ministers met to talk about the future of work
2nd Aug 18, 1:56pm
by Jason Walls
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Against a backdrop of industrial action and low business confidence levels, the CTU, BusinessNZ and Ministers met to talk about the future of work
The Government has a plan to establish sector-wide Fair Pay Agreements, which will see unions and employers working to set minimum hours and wage conditions
5th Jun 18, 2:59pm
by Jason Walls
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The Government has a plan to establish sector-wide Fair Pay Agreements, which will see unions and employers working to set minimum hours and wage conditions
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduces the ‘tripartite Future Work Forum’ with a goal to prepare NZ for the ‘rapidly changing nature of work’
3rd May 18, 12:26pm
by Jason Walls
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduces the ‘tripartite Future Work Forum’ with a goal to prepare NZ for the ‘rapidly changing nature of work’
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway unveils start of 'progressive' programme for changes to workplace relations
25th Jan 18, 12:55pm
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Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway unveils start of 'progressive' programme for changes to workplace relations
Govt's Tax Working Group features 11 members including Auckland University's Craig Elliffe, Business NZ's Kirk Hope & ex-IRD Deputy Commissioner Robin Oliver
20th Dec 17, 4:24pm
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Govt's Tax Working Group features 11 members including Auckland University's Craig Elliffe, Business NZ's Kirk Hope & ex-IRD Deputy Commissioner Robin Oliver