Media release: Accelerated border reopening and immigration changes welcomed
11 May 2022
The reopening of New Zealand’s border in full and long-anticipated immigration changes announced today will bolster economic growth in the Canterbury region and provide a boost for businesses that are desperate to find staff. Read our media release here.
Media release: Orange a boost for business ahead of long weekend
13 April 2022
Canterbury’s hospitality and retail sectors will be breathing a small sigh of relief today with the long-anticipated easing of COVID-19 restrictions, after the announcement of an announcement earlier this month. Read our media release here.
Media release: We're going back to the 1970s
5 April 2022
The passage of the first reading of the Fair Pay Agreements Bill is forcing New Zealand to return to the industrial relations landscape of the 1970s. Read our media release here.
Media release: It's time to turn the immigration tap on
31 March 2022
A new report released this morning by the BusinessNZ network has outlined the severity of the situation we face in the labour market – and reinforced why we need the tap turned on for immigration right now. Read our media release here.
Media release: A step closer to normalisation
23 March 2022
The announcement from the Government today outlining adjustments to the COVID-19 Protection Framework has been long-awaited and indicates a step in the right direction. Read our media release here.
Media release: We're ready and we've been waiting
17 March 2022
The government expediting their multi-stage border reopening provides long-awaited relief to Canterbury business. Read our media release here.
Media release: A small boost to manufacturing in Canterbury
14 March 2022
The manufacturing sector in Canterbury will have an opportunity to access additional workforce with the
announcement of a border exception class for advanced manufacturing specialists this morning. Read our media release here.
Media release: Reduced self-isolation a win for small business
9 March 2022
The decision to reduce mandatory self-isolation periods by three days is a step in the right direction. Read our media release here.
Media release: Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce welcomes targeted financial support
21 February 2022
Today’s announcement of targeted financial support for those most
affected is welcomed. Read our media release here.
Media release: Minimum wage increase a slap in the face to Canterbury Business
11 February 2022
Increasing the minimum wage by six percent with just seven weeks' notice is a slap in the face to Canterbury business. Read our media release here.
Media release: Razing of fortress New Zealand welcome news for Canterbury Business
3 February 2022
The Prime Minister’s announcement today of a phased border reopening is welcome news for Canterbury
businesses. Read our media release here.
29 November 2021
Please note that all visitors to our premises at 57 Kilmore Street are required to:
• Present proof of vaccination via a COVID-19 Vaccine Pass (scanned upon entry), and sign/scan in using the COVID-19 tracer app.
• We ask that you please stay away if experiencing cold or flu like symptoms, or if a close contact or someone in your household has been exposed to COVID-19.
• Follow all applicable COVID-19 protocols and restrictions including social distancing, and mask wearing.
Media Release: Covid-19 Update
22 October 2021
Announcement provides further certainty for businesses and reinforces need to increase vaccination rates Read our media release here.
Media Release: AGM Board Announcement
22 October 2021
Forward focus for Canterbury Chamber, supported by new Board Read our media release here.
Media Release: Residency visa “a surprise – but a welcome one”
01 October 2021
Yesterday Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi announced the 2021 Resident Visa – a one-off, simplified pathway to residence for around 165,000 migrants currently in New Zealand. Read our media release here.
Media Release: Immigration changes “a great boost” to local businesses”
10 September 2021
The announcement by Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi will help new residents stuck offshore keep their residency status while COVID-19 travel restrictions remain in place. Read our media release here.
7 July 2021
In this weeks Latest Word we discuss The Chamber's new ecommerce site and our recent advocacy. Read Latest Word here.
30 June 2021
In the latest BusinessNZ update, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope discusses the recent COVID-19 scare in Wellington, mandatory scanning, what the Australian COVID outbreak means for New Zealand and more.
Media release: The impact of increased costs on Canterbury business
23 June 2021
The survey of 87 businesses spanning all sizes, conducted in June, shows big increases in electricity, gas and transport costs hitting them. As a founding member of the BusinessNZ Network, members of The Chamber contributed to the nationwide survey. Read our media release here.