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MEDIA RELEASES

2022 - Chamber Releases Profiles of Candidates for Christchurch City Council 2022
2022 - The Chamber Sets Out Expectations for Incoming Council
2022 - Scrapping COVID-19 Framework the Right Way Forward
2022 - The Chamber Announces Local Body Election Initiatives
2022 - The Borders Are Open, Now We Need The People
2022 - Quarterly Canterbury Business Survey - July 2022
2022 - Stadium Outcome a Win for Canterbury
2022 - The Stadium Must Be Built
2022 - Accelerated Border Reopening and Immigration Changes Welcomed
2022 - Orange a Boost for Business Ahead of Long Weekend
2022 - We're Going Back to the 1970s
2022 - It's Time to Turn the Immigration Tap On
2022 - A Step Closer to Normalisation
2022 - We're Ready, and We've Been Waiting
2022 - A Small Boost to Manufacturing in Canterbury
2022 - Reduced Self-Isolation a Small Win for Business
2022 - Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Targeted Financial Support
2022 - Minimum Wage Increase a Slap in the Face to Canterbury Business
2022 - Razing of Fortress New Zealand Welcome News for Canterbury Business

2021
2021 - Westpac Champion Business Awards - Winners Announcement
2021- 90% for South Campaign
2021- Covid-19 Response
2021 - AGM Board Announcement 
2021 - 90% for Canterbury
2021 - Residency visa “a surprise – but a welcome one”
2021- Rule Change Provides Relief for SI Construction Sector
2021- Targeted support needed for struggling sectors
2021- Lockdown extension disappointing 
2021 - The impact of increased costs on Canterbury business
2021 - Canterbury business awards back on calendar
2021 - Business “largely overlooked” in Budget – Canterbury Chamber
2021 - FPAs have no place in modern workplace – Canterbury Chamber
2021 - "Lifeline" tourism package welcomed by business
2021- Trans-Tasman bubble “a welcome relief” for Canterbury businesses
2021 - February 12: Vaccine announcement “very positive news” says Canterbury Chamber

2020
2020 - Digital Boost initiative important to support small business sector
2020 - New regulatory review role welcomed by advocate for small business
2020 - New funding recognises rural sector’s strong focus on sustainability
2020 - Prioritisation of small business support “very positive”
2020 - Chamber accelerates transformation, supported by new Board
2020 - Businesses need predictability and acceleration 
2020 - New campaign celebrates Canterbury business champions 
2020 - Canterbury Chamber outlines business wishlist ahead of general election 
2020 - Immigration changes “a great boost” to local businesses 
2020 - Extended support provides “welcome relief” for many Canterbury businesses
2020 - RBP funding extension will make a “critical difference” to Canterbury economy
2020 - $300 million a “shot in the arm” for Canterbury region 
2020 - Move to Alert Level 1 ‘a relief’ for Canterbury businesses 
2020 -  Extended support announcement welcomed 
2020 - Canterbury survey shows importance of subsidy “lifeline”
2020 - Ongoing support for business recovery and reposition welcomed
2020 - Additional air freight a relief for local businesses  
2020 - Survey shows impact of COVID and AL3 on businesses
2020 - Move to Alert Level 2 shows “high level of trust”
2020 - Government package to support immediate cashflow needs of small business 
2020 - Alert Level 3 in sight for some, but not all businesses
2020 - COVID-19 impact on local businesses
2020 - Christchurch package welcomed by local business community   
2020 - Local advocacy key to central response
2020 - Greater support needed from local Government for Canterbury businesses   
2020 - Minimum wage increase postponement “most sensible option”    
2020 - City parking increase "incredibly disappointing"

2019
2019- December 5: Reserve Bank decision disappointing for small business and rural sector
2019 - December 3: Small Business Council report a decisive plan for change
2019 - September 19: Taska Prosthetics and Ethique take out top business awards
2019 - September 17: Immigration changes to benefit rural Canterbury
2019 - September 3: Chamber Outlines Business Wishlist for Council Candidates
2019 - August 22: A Welcomed Investment for Employer Led Training
2019 - August 7: Westpac Champion Business Awards Finalists Announced
2019 - July 29: Global Settlement provides “much-needed clarity and certainty
2019 - May 30: Budget overlooks business wellbeing
2019 - May 6: Recognising business success more important than ever in Canterbury
2019 - May 2: Skills Pledge a strong signal from Government 
2019 - April 17: Government makes right decision on CGT
2019 - April 1: Bold Action Required for CCC Annual Plan
2019 - February 21: Capital gains tax disappointing for business
2019 - February 13: Business interface key to education reform

2018
2018 - December 19: Work visa proposal a step in the right direction
2018 - October 17: New faces join Chamber Board
2018 - August 10: Chamber welcomes Small Business Council announcement
2018 - June 28: Chamber launches campaign on Employment Law changes
2018 - June 22: Chamber welcomes council decision on stadium, roads and water in final LTP
2018 - June 19: Chamber strongly supports Mayor's stadium acceleration recommendation
2018 - June 5: Chamber concerned at Fair Pay Agreements proposal
2018 - May 29: Chamber welcomes Holidays Act review

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