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NZ’s Productivity by the numbers

“New Zealanders are working harder rather than smarter, this makes improving living standards even more difficult,” says Commission Chair Dr Ganesh Nana. “Poor productivity results in higher prices for everyday items which can impose a larger burden on those with low incomes.” Productivity matters. How productive we are as a country and as a region…

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August 2021 Real Estate Round Up – Informing Marlborough

Real Estate Round Up A summary of some of the recent developments shaping New Zealand’s housing market over the last month. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW ZEALAND’S PROPERTY INDUSTRY Economists across the country now expect a lift to the Official Cash Rate (OCR) sometime in the next three months. This is in light…

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Are you ready for the change in sick leave?

Parliament has passed the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement. As of the 24th July 2021, employees get an extra five days when they reach their next entitlement – the maximum amount of unused sick leave will remain at 20 days. Employees who already get 10 or…

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Dale Williams Visits Marlborough

Our next guest for our speaker series is Dale Williams, former mayor of Otorohanga, New Zealander of the Year finalist (2013), Officer of NZ Order of Merit (2013) and passionate ambassador for youth success. Dale has a diverse career history from trades apprentice turned franchisee business owner, to settling into community and government leadership roles.…

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A Word From Our President​

At the Marlborough Chamber, we are passionate about challenging business to improve.  It’s beneficial for the community, the Marlborough economy and individuals, to drive this continuous improvement.  Good leadership in business is critical for success, and good leaders need a great team supporting them.  A key focus this year is for the Chamber to be able to provide…

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NZKS in the Community

From environmental-based initiatives to youth development programmes, we’re involved in a variety of local organisations and charities as highlighted below: Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough Mistletoe Charitable Foundation Marlborough Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary Koru Native Wildlife Sanctuary Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Queen Charlotte Yacht Club Waikawa Boating Club Big Brothers Big Sisters Marlborough Girls College Marlborough…

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Blue Endeavour

We have lodged an application with Marlborough District Council (MDC) for resource consent to place an open ocean farm, which we have named Blue Endeavour, 7km north of Cape Lambert in the Cook Strait. The application is likely to go to a hearing in August 2021 once submitters have been fully consulted at the end of…

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