Business Voice is published fortnightly by the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce in the North Taranaki Midweek. This column gives businesses, especially smaller businesses, an opportunity to have their voices heard.

If you have a message or issue that you would like to share with the community email us at admin@taranakichamber.co.nz and put Business Voice in the subject line.


Business Voice - 25 May 2022

Business Voice - 25 May 2022

Published: Wednesday 25 May 2022 The Budget had little in it for businesses apart from the creation of a $100 million Capital Growth Fund. Innovative businesses can borrow from it, however the details are sketchy. According to Tax specialist Carolyn Jacks…

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Business Voice - 11 May 2022

Business Voice - 11 May 2022

Published: Wednesday 11 May 2022 Taranaki businesses holding their breath! There's been an alarming spike in ram raids across NZ, and small businesses are often the victims. Stolen cars, in bulldozer like fashion, are driven through the front windows of b…

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Business Voice - 27 April 2022

Business Voice - 27 April 2022

Published: Wednesday 27 April 2022   Overall April was a positive month for many businesses. The first ever OUTfest Taranaki festival earlier in the month brought in visitors and was a big success. New Zealand went into the orange traffic light setting th…

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Business Voice - 13 April 2022

Business Voice - 13 April 2022

Published: Wednesday 13 April 2022   There is nothing like the thrill of a competition to get the adrenaline pumping. That excitement characterises the success and popularity of the annual WITT Top Shop Awards. It also explains why businesses all over Tar…

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Business Voice - 30 March 2022

Business Voice - 30 March 2022

Published: Wednesday 30 March 2022   RATS! Come on! Productivity can be increased despite rampant spread of COVID-19! Everyone is dealing with the Omicron spread in Taranaki in their own way. Businesses, schools, households and each one of you have a foun…

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Business Voice - 16 March 2022

Business Voice - 16 March 2022

Published: Wednesday 16 March 2022 Main Streets in Taranaki towns are looking deserted. Businesses which rely on foot traffic have been hugely impacted ever since the Omicron variant started doing the rounds. Ron Trigg, the owner of Mike’s Brewery Bistro…

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Business Voice - 23 February 2022

Business Voice - 23 February 2022

Published: Wednesday 23 February 2022 Give us RATs for the good of families, business and the economy Kia ora The current stay at home isolation rules are breaking the backbone of our economy as SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) are being further crippl…

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Business Voice - 16 February 2022

Business Voice - 16 February 2022

Published: Wednesday 16 February 2022   Kia ora Welcome to the first column of Business Voice. This new column gives businesses, especially small businesses, an opportunity to make their voice heard. Small businesses, as per the Ministry of Business, Inno…

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