Tough calls on transport to balance budget and get economy moving

    The EMA says the downgrade of the New Zealand Upgrade programme will make moving freight and people around Auckland and Northland more difficult.

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    Drowning in legislation and employment issues?

    EMA’s AdviceLine is staffed with business specialists and qualified lawyers to help answer your burning questions about the latest employment legislation or HR matters. See our special membership offer if you join during May and June.

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  • Health and safety at the heart of Lifetime Achievement Award
    3 June 2021

    The EMA’s Paul Jarvie is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Safeguard New Zealand Health and Safety Awards, for the invaluable contribution he has made in advancing the level of professionalism in the industry.

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  • Mill news great for Whakatane and Eastern Bay of Plenty region
    31 May 2021

    Confirmation today that the Whakatane Mill continues to have a future is great news for the town, the wider region and the New Zealand pulp and paper industry, says the EMA.

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