Media Releases

13 December 2017

Appointment of Adrian Orr to RBNZ a signal for change?

Mr Orr will need to take seriously the issue of our sustained overvalued exchange rate over the...

13 November 2017

While CPTPP looks like a positive step..

large challenges remain to grow high value manufacturing and exports

24 August 2017

Time to pull our collective heads out of the sand

Yesterday’s release of Treasury’s Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) provides a...

9 August 2017

Manufacturers set out their top 10 policies for the general...

On Monday, The Manufacturers' Network hosted a forum to discuss policy issues of importance to...

27 July 2017

Immigration Policy Adjustments Helpful for Manufacturers

Today’s announcement of adjustments to the proposed changes in the Essential Skills visa are...

24 July 2017

Review of changes to immigration policy welcome

We are pleased to hear that the Government is planning to review incoming immigration changes with...

16 June 2017

Get off the Grass

The latest growth figures from Statistics New Zealand and the latest OECD report review of our...

25 May 2017

Budget 2017: Some positive moves, but little in it for...

Budget 2017 announced today contains some positive measures in the areas of income support and...

11 May 2017

Debt to Income Caps Recommended

Debt to Income caps (DTI) have been highlighted in a recent IMF report as an important measure to...

21 March 2017

OECD and Productivity Commission Reports: Here's the...

The need to create an effective education system that can provide much needed skills to facilitate...

8 February 2017

Exchange Rate Needs Attention

The exchange rate hit a two year high on the Trade Weighted Index (TWI) last week.