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In this months newsletter, you can register for the ExportNZ All of Government Roadshow. This free series of events is designed to give exporters and businesses the opportunity to hear from our partners about how they are supporting exporters and give you the space to engage, provide feedback, and ask questions.

A reminder that today is your last chance to fill out the ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer Survey. Your valuable input will contribute to shaping our future advocacy, and ensuring the voice of the business community is heard.

We also have industry insights, and an update from ACC. 

Ngā mihi
Josh Tan
Executive Director

June PMI: Under the weather

New Zealand’s manufacturing sector continued its contraction in May, according to the latest BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).

The seasonally adjusted PMI for May was 48.9 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing is generally expanding; below 50.0 that it is declining). The latest result was all but unchanged from April, and still well below the long-term average activity rate of 53.0.

BusinessNZ’s Director, Advocacy Catherine Beard said that despite a few positive movements in the make-up of the Index, the sector is still continuing its trend of contraction.

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ExportNZ All Of Government Roadshow

Want to hear from our key government partners in the export sector?

ExportNZ is delighted to bring together representatives from government agencies and government-funded programmes for a roadshow around Aotearoa New Zealand to talk about everything and anything export!

There will also be the opportunity to network and catch up with other businesses and exporters in the room before and after the event over a bite and a drink!

Running between the 24th July and the 4th August, we will be in Dunedin, Cromwell, Christchurch, Wellington, Hawke’s Bay, Tauranga, Hamilton, and Auckland. We will also be live-streaming our session on Tuesday, 1st August for those that cannot attend any of the in-person events.

More information here ->>

Arnott's brings biscuit manufacturing back to New Zealand

The Australian maker of Tim Tams, Shapes and Farmbake Cookies has opened a new 4000m² Auckland factory, and is set to bring some biscuit production back to local shores after 25 years.

Arnott’s Group previously had a factory in Ōtāhuhu, in South Auckland, but shut it in 1997 when it changed hands and production was taken to Australia.

The new multi-million-dollar Avondale factory is able to make around 100 batches of biscuits and crackers each day, including up to 13,000 packets per day of its 180degrees gourmet crackers.

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Your ACC Invoice will be available from July 2023 - Get more control of your ACC account with MyACC for Business .

It’s easy to manage your ACC account with their digital self-service platform, MyACC for Business.

Whether you want to access information about your employees’ work-related claims, view and pay your levy invoice, get your invoices by email, or use live chat to talk to a customer service representative, MyACC for Business provides you with a fast and secure way to manage your ACC account online.   

Join the hundreds of thousands of other businesses who have already made the move online and visit MyACC for Business to sign up. All you’ll need is your ACC or IR number and email address.  

More information here ->>

ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer - Last chance to have your say!

LAST DAY TO HAVE YOUR SAY: ExportNZ and DHL are partnering to bring you a short survey with big outcomes for NZ exporters. This election year, the results of this survey will also factor into our pre-election report and recommendations for the next government, which goes to each political party.

The business environment both at home and abroad remains tricky to navigate for New Zealand exporters. Through this survey last year, you told them the leading barriers to exporting included the cost and availability of transport and logistics, and the high cost of doing business in NZ.

ExportNZ advocated strongly for change based on your responses and they want to make sure they’re still tackling the most critical barriers to exporters in the lead-up to Election 2023.

Have your say, take the survey here ->>

Recent Xero Small Business Insights: How are your customers feeling?

Consumer confidence is an important economic indicator for small businesses that mainly sell to households, because "consumers" is really just another word for your "customers". The OECD Consumer Confidence Index remains below 100 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. This means there are more consumers who are feeling negative about the future than feeling positive.

In good news for some small business owners there are signs consumer confidence has started to improve in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom in recent months. Confidence levels have flattened out in New Zealand and the United States. Only South African consumers continue to report worsening confidence levels in recent months.

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BusinessNZ Advocacy Website

For updates on BusinessNZ advocacy and for the latest Advocacy Update, BusinessNZ's advocacy newsletter, have a look at the new advocacy the website here.

Contract Manufacturers

Don’t forget to check out our contract manufacturers directory if you are looking for contract manufacturing support or you are wanting to advertise your services.

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