18 Dec 2011

Business Roundtable to join with NZ Institute

12:24 pm on 18 December 2011

The Business Roundtable is to join forces with the economic research organisation, the New Zealand Institute.

Institute chairman Tony Carter says at the moment the organisations compete for funding and members, and are smaller than they wish to be.

He says they have similar aims based on developing policy for a better New Zealand.

Mr Carter says plans for the merger have been in the pipeline for some time and predate the recent death of the Business Roundtable's executive director, Roger Kerr.