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    The 2020 general election on October 17 is one of the most critical in New Zealand’s history. The economy and the businesses that drive our economic and social wellbeing have taken a beating that no-one saw coming just a few short months ago. The glo

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Latest News

  • Congestion charging could work if offset by productivity gains
    1 December 2020

    Introducing congestion charging to Auckland and other congested cities around New Zealand is a matter of when not if but the conversation with the road using public needs to start now, says the EMA.

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  • More than 1700 attend EMA Spring Briefings
    27 November 2020

    New Zealand border issues, skills and staff shortages and new rules around compulsory Christmas shut-downs dominated discussions during the EMA’s recently completed Spring Briefing round.

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