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Cyclone and flood recovery support and initiatives

Cyclone Gabrielle continues to impact the Hawke’s Bay and the effects will be long-lasting.

Critical infrastructure repairs are a top priority, but the damage wrought by the cyclone is not just physical – the mental health and wellbeing of business owners, employees and the broader community cannot be understated.

The latest

  • Employer Bulletin | 22 May 2023

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    Despite global challenges, the Treasury anticipates New Zealand will avoid recession, supported by rebuilding efforts and stronger tourism.

  • Budget Update

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    Yesterday Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivered the Government’s final Budget before the election. Following the Budget, Simon Arcus, Chief Executive of Business Central said:

  • What Business Central wants from the Budget

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    Simon Arcus, Chief Executive of Business Central says, “Businesses are facing a range of challenges including high inflation, rising interest rates and difficulties in attracting and retaining skilled and motivated staff.

  • Business Central Launches 2023 Health & Safety Roadshow

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    Earlier this week, Business Central launched the 2023 Health & Safety Roadshow, proudly sponsored by ACC.The Roadshow aims to equip businesses with the tools required to manage risk in the workplace, with a series of experts exploring ways to avoid, mitigate, transfer and accept risk across s

  • Employer Bulletin | 15 May

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    On Thursday, Finance Minister, Hon. Grant Robertson MP will deliver this government's final Budget before the election.

  • Employer Bulletin | 8 May 2023

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    The Privacy Commissioner's office has launched Privacy Week, a flagship educational event in New Zealand. It includes a series of free online talks covering digital privacy-related topics such as AI, biometrics, Māori data sovereignty and online dating.

  • Signs of Recession on the Horizon, Business Survey Shows

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    A net negative of almost 80% of businesses (a historic low) expect the New Zealand economy to be performing worse in 12 months’ time than at present, the latest Central New Zealand Business Confidence Survey has found.
  • Employer Bulletin | 1 May 2023

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    A new cyclone levy, to pay for the recovery of the Auckland floods and Cyclone Gabrielle, has been ruled out by the Government in the upcoming Budget.

  • Employer Bulletin | 24 April 2023

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    Due to strong demand and further need for support from cyclone-affected businesses, the Government has approved another $25 million boost in business support grants, to be distributed via local agencies on the ground, to help get businesses back up and running as quickly as possible. 

  • Employer Bulletin | 17 April 2023

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    32 roles from the health sector have recently been added to the Straight-to-Residence pathway of the Green List to help prepare our health system for the coming winter.

  • Employer Bulletin | 11 April 2023

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    From 13 April, employers can expect to gain access to thousands more working holiday-makers as the Government has announced an increase in the Spain Working Holiday Scheme annual quota (from 200 to 2,000 places).

  • Employer Bulletin | 3 April 2023

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    Over 600 migrant workers have been successful in their applications for the new Recovery Visa, and are set to provide expertise in construction, engineering and heavy machine operation to aid domestic skilled workers in our cyclone and flooding recovery effort.

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