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Westland values are alive and well

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:52:09 +1200 | Westland Milk Products

The severity of the storm on the South Island’s West Coast is becoming clearer as communication is restored, Westland Milk Products says, and the dairy company is advising its farmers and staff to make sure they’re taking a break and support ...More >>

Politicians Should Maintain Workers’ Easter Break

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:57:49 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve a break to spend time with their families. “This is not an issue about choice as has been argued. For many workers, they don’t have ...More >>

Workers can kiss goodbye to Easter Sunday off

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:29:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s decision to “reprioritise” scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson ...More >>

Global unions applaud NZ ‘slave ships’ progress

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:34:53 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Global unions the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today applauded the steps forward made in preventing often shocking abuse of crews on fishing vessels in New Zealand ...More >>

Families before commerce at Easter

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:19:55 +1200 | First Union

Families before commerce at Easter The retail workers’ union has hit back at critics of New Zealand's modest Easter trading restrictions. "Some things are more important than going to the mall, and for just three and a half days each year we put community ...More >>

Businesses need to respect workers this Easter

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:46:40 +1200 | Green Party

Businesses need to respect workers this Easter Businesses intent on flouting Easter shopping laws should face stiff penalties, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. This Easter, at least one major garden centre chain intends ...More >>

Easter trading laws archaic, in need of overhaul

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:45:06 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

Press release: ACT New Zealand Easter trading laws are outdated and in need of a major overhaul, said ACT leader Jamie Whyte today. More >>

New Appointment - Heritage Christchurch Resident Manager

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:53:56 +1200 | Heritage Hotels

Heritage Hotel Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Ana Vivas as the new resident manager of Heritage Christchurch. More >>

US Airways Twitter Scandal: Whoops, sorry about that

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:43:33 +1200 | Mosh Social Media

Jenny Rudd, Head of Content at MOSH, New Zealand's leading social media agency comments on the pressure to be perfect for social media community managers following the pornographic image posted on the US Airways Twitter feed.More >>

Scope for greater use of business coaches in New Zealand

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:21:55 +1200 | Durning PR

New Zealand business owners and senior management are among the heaviest users of business coaches in the world but there is still scope for greater involvement, according to Pam Newlove, Chair of Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited. The latest Grant Thornton ...More >>

Northpower – Easter storm ... Update 5

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:18:44 +1200 | Northpower

Northpower has restored power to thousands of customers impacted by today’s storm. Only 184 of Northpower’s 55,000 customers remain without power. More >>

Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:14:47 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Today marks two years since Labour MP Sue Moroney's Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks was drawn from the members' ballot. More >>

Power Cut as Rotorua Experiences Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:09 +1200 | Unison

Hundreds of customers are without power in rural areas around Rotorua, with the region currently being battered by high winds and heavy rain. More >>

Labour to protect subbies in construction failures

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:19:28 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Commerce spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove will introduce a supplementary order paper to the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill to ensure subcontractors are paid for the work they’ve done when construction companies collapse.More >>

Work visa problems need monitoring

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:37 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Associate Immigration spokesperson. More >>

Change of approach to government procurement needed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:29:46 +1200 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The rail engineering industry has been totally let down by National’s lack of manufacturing policy, and Labour’s measures outlined today represent a marked shift in approach to supporting domestic industries, the RMTU said today.More >>

Anthony Healy appointed to lead Bank of New Zealand

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:47:40 +1200 | BNZ

BNZ chairman John Waller announced today that Anthony Healy had been appointed managing director and chief executive officer of BNZ, effective from 12 May, 2014. More >>

Labour takes manufacturing seriously

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:21:27 +1200 | EPMU

Labour takes manufacturing seriously Manufacturing workers and employers will all benefit from economic policies announced today by the Labour Party leader, David Cunliffe. The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has welcomed the announcement ...More >>

New Zealand Shut for Easter

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:20:06 +1200 | Hospitality New Zealand

A national survey this week of Hospitality establishments shows that just over half are planning to close on Good Friday and over a third plan to close on Easter Sunday. More >>

New Safety Service for travellers in New Zealand

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:15:37 +1200 | TravelsafeNZ

A new Safety Service for Domestic and International travellers to New Zealand will now be available at the touch of a screen. More >>


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