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About BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ is New Zealand's largest business advocacy body, committed to championing a productive, export-oriented, competitive business environment in which enterprise can thrive.


Locally responsive, nationally effective

The BusinessNZ 'family' has its roots in four large regional organisations of member businesses that together cover the entire country.

Membership is drawn from four regional business organisations: EMA, Business Central, the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce and the Otago Southland Employers' Association - which offer services and support to 14,500 member companies.

This regional presence is the strength behind BusinessNZ's advocacy on behalf of all New Zealand business.

BusinessNZ also represents more than 70 national industry associations with a combined membership of some 76,000 employers, which together employ about 80 per cent of private sector employees.

Click on your region below to find out how you can join.

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