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  • Earshots Deserved Winners on the Night

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    "The Massey University Sport and Rugby Institute was completely packed out on Friday evening to recognise the resilience of the Manawatū business community and the region as a whole," says Hope. 

  • Chamber endorses Taskforce Water Report

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    "The Taskforce brought together members from different parts of the Wellington community, including the Chamber, and we have come to an agreement as to what needs to happen next," says John Milford, Chief Executive of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Government moves quickly to extend small business support

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    "It’s good to see the Government move quickly to lock in the policy changes signaled during the campaign," said John Milford, Chief Executive of Business Central and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Labour policies and business

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    Policies advocated by Labour for the 2020 General Election form the basis of the new Government’s intentions towards economic management, infrastructure plans, and workplace relations.

  • Jetstar Latest Update

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    The New Zealand Government has announced Alert Level 3 restrictions will be in place in Auckland from noon Wednesday 12 August until midnight Friday 14 August. 

  • Air New Zealand Latest Update

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    If your flight or travel plans are impacted by the alert level changes, Air New Zealand will credit you the full value of your flight. You can easily opt in for this credit yourself online. Please refrain from calling Air New Zealand at this time - thank you for your patience. 

  • Start of COVID-19 recovery welcomed by central NZ businesses

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    "We welcome that the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track) Bill is fast-tracking eleven infrastructure projects and paving the way for other projects to be sped up too," says Milford. 

  • Wellington Chamber welcomes CentrePort's new container shipping service

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    "Direct shipping access between Wellington and the major ports of Hong Kong, Keelung (Taiwan), Shanghai, Ningbo and Shekou is a very welcome development for our region," says John Milford, chief executive of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Budget first step in long road to recovery

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    Wellington Chamber and Business Central Chief Executive, John Milford, said the size of the budget comes as no surprise considering the pandemic we are coming out of and the global economic crisis ahead. 

  • Businesses grateful for Level 2 decision

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    "It has certainly not been easy and the lockdown has been stressful for business owners and employees alike.

  • Manawatū Tararua Highway

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    The Manawatū Gorge replacement highway is a crucial transport link for the Lower North Island network. Since the closure of State Highway 3, now three years ago, the road transport industry has been forced to use side roads and residential streets not accustomed to heavy transport traffic.

  • Treasury forecasts show need for medium to longer term small business support

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    "The Government has managed the situation well so far and have helped keep the lights on for many businesses, but some businesses are still finding it difficult to cope with expenses while at the same time not receiving any income. 

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