Keep up to date with The Chamber's latest news and updates.


Media release: Businesses demand urgent response on Canterbury crime and antisocial behaviour - 30 November 2022

As the frequency and severity of crime and antisocial behaviour throughout the Canterbury region increases at pace, 80 businesses from throughout the region have signed a joint letter, coordinater by the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce, requesting an urgent response from Government. Read our media release here.




Media release: Brace for impact - Chamber prepares businesses for FPA implementation - 27 October 2022

The passage of the Fair Pay Agreements Act 2022 this week has the potential to be disastrous for Canterbury businesses if sector-wide agreements are put in place, and The Chamber is preparing to ensure businesses are well equipped to navigate the impacts ahead. Read our media release here.




Media release: Quarterly Canterbury Business Survey - 25 October 2022

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has today released its findings from their Quarterly Canterbury Business Survey (QCBS).  Read more here.




Media release: The Chamber sets out expectations for incoming Council
14 September 2022
The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has today released our Business Expectations of Local Government document outlining 55 expectations that The Chamber working with our members and business community has identified for the next term of local government. Read our media release here.



Media release: Scrapping COVID-19 framework the right way forward
12 September 2022

Today’s decision to scrap the COVID-19 Protection Framework and removing the requirement for household contacts to isolate if they are not ill is the right decision to make. Read our media release here.



Media release: The Chamber announces local body election initiatives
18 August 2022

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has announced three initiatives in the lead up to the local body elections on 8 October. Read our media release here.





Media release: The borders are open, now we need the people
1 August 2022
Today marks the first time in nearly two and a half years that the New Zealand border is fully open to the rest of the world. Read our media release here.




Media release: Quarterly Canterbury Business Survey - July 2022
19 July 2022
The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has released its’ findings from the Quarterly Canterbury Business Survey. Read our media release here.




Media release: Stadium outcome a win for Canterbury
14 July 2022

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomes the decision of Christchurch City Council to progress with the construction of the multi-use stadium. Read our media release here.




Media release: The Stadium must be built
15 June 2022

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the 2,700 members and 75,000 employees it represents to submit in favour of building the stadium without delay. Read our media release here.  




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 welcomedRead 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.