Hon Dr Nick Smith presented at a Seminar Luncheon and discussed the below points
- Nelson’s broad based economy will benefit from 25% drop in kiwi $
- Modest house prices in comparison to Christchurch and Auckland part of our competitive advantage
- Region an attractive place for skilled and entrepreneurial migrants with governments new regional weighting
- Increased connectedness with rollout of UFB and potential competition in airlines
Continue reading Economic Opportunities
Celebrate businesses that have succeeded in growth. Tell us your story…. Continue reading Success Stories
As part of Duncan Garner’s roadshow I had the chance to share (on his Radio Live show) just why we know our region is such a great place to do business. Continue reading A great place to do business
Local Government Reform – Using Land for Housing – Draft Report.
The inquiry reviews the local planning and development systems of New Zealand’s fastest-growing urban areas and identifies leading practices that are effective in making land and development capacity available to meet housing demand. Comparable overseas systems are also investigated where they provide valuable lessons for New Zealand. Continue reading Using Land for Housing
The Chamber has been hosting a number of political speakers lately, including Labour Leader Andrew Little and Shadow Finance Grant Robertson and we have National’s Nick Smith coming up. Continue reading When business and politics mix…
Having spent the last two days at an Achieving Business Growth workshop I am reminded just how important it is to invest in time working on the business. I improved my skills Continue reading Why invest in training
Nelson Taman plumbers, joiners and bespoke furniture makers are being called upon to assist with the latest ‘pinch-points’ in the Canterbury rebuild. Continue reading Local businesses urged to help with rebuild
The Chamber’s bi-monthly magazine, Commerce Comment, is the only business- to-business publication in the region and reaches over 8800 business people with every issue. For more information about the magazine and to read previous copies of Commerce Comment online, Click Here.
Tell us your bad experience when dealing with Cutting Red Tape
The Government has established a Rules Reduction Taskforce. The Chamber is represented on it.
As business owners and operators we are obliged to comply with rules and regulations of local government but the processes of officials often impose huge cost and time delays or create unnecessary complexity.
Tell us your experience in order that we can get rid of unnecessary red tape and associated costs.
Chamber members have consistently complained about the fragmentation of the current system, where different rules apply in Nelson and in the Tasman district, the time and costs involved in the current planning and consenting processes and the lack of a can do attitude. The Chamber welcomes the recognition from Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment of these areas of concern. Continue reading RMA Reform Welcomed