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Wage gap with Oz increases under John Key

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:21:13 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s promise to close the wage gap with Australia has failed utterly with the gap rising by $70 to over $190 a week, Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker says.More >>

Westland forecast follows Fonterra’s suit

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:32:28 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has charted a similar course to Fonterra’s benchmark forecast released yesterday for the current 2014/15 season, by announcing a pay-out forecast of $6 to $6.40 per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS).More >>

Ballance delivers record breaking performance

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:30:30 +1200 | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Rural sector confidence has translated into record revenue and sales volumes for farm nutrient co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients, leading to a record $78.9 million distribution to shareholders.More >>

Keep a close eye on farm costs, says DairyNZ

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:21:19 +1200 | DairyNZ

Dairy farmers should pay close attention to farm costs this season, says industry body DairyNZ, in response to the reduced 2014/15 forecast milk price announced yesterday. More >>

Māori Party blocks the end of slave fishing vessels

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:14:12 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is appalled the Māori Party has refused to allow a final reading of legislation to abolish slavery conditions on foreign charter fishing vessels in New Zealand waters before the end of the Parliamentary term, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien ...More >>

Labour work and wages policy good for working people

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:26:44 +1200 | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union says Labour’s new policy on work and wages, announced today, is good for the working people of New Zealand. More >>

GIL 2014 NZ keynote is Mega Trends to 2025

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:09:26 +1200 | Frost And Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan’s report, ‘World’s Top Global Mega Trends To 2025 and Implications to Business, Society and Cultures’ identifies 12 of these trends that will drive growth and innovation in the world; Urbanisation Bricks & Clicks, Future Infrastructure ...More >>

Labour announces unemployment policy

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:56:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce growth, Labour Minister Simon Bridges says.More >>

Time to lift unliveable wage rates

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:51:21 +1200 | Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union has welcomed Labour’s determination to lift New Zealand’s unliveable wage rates. The Labour Party today announced their Work and Wages policy.More >>

Claire McGowan appointed new CEO of SODA Inc.

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:44:57 +1200 | SODA Inc

Dr. Claire McGowan has been appointed chief executive of Waikato-based business incubator, SODA Inc. More >>

MOU signed to improve agency cooperation

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:24:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Anne Tolley and Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed an updated memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).More >>

Review of Radiocommunications Act 1989

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:21:10 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today published a discussion document reviewing New Zealand’s Radiocommunications Act 1989. The discussion document looks at issues including competition regulation, technical parameters on ...More >>

Manawatu-Wanganui’s supreme homes revealed

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:20:05 +1200 | Registered Master Builders House of the Year

A family home in Palmerston North built by Stonewood Homes PN has been awarded the Supreme Award in the Manawatu-Wanganui Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.More >>

Waikato region’s supreme homes revealed

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:18:19 +1200 | Registered Master Builders House of the Year

A new home in Hamilton and a renovation in Whangamata have been named this year’s finest Waikato homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.More >>

Unite Union welcomes Labour Party increase to minimum wage

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:11:58 +1200 | Unite Union

Unite Union welcomes the announcement today by the Labour Party to increase the minimum wage by $2 per hour by early 2015. More >>

Taxing Struggling Families to Boost Bureaucrats Shameful

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:05:43 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Labour leader David Cunliffe’s announcement that a Labour Government would ensure public servants would receive at least the Living Wage, significantly more than their private sector counterparts, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director ...More >>

Labour reforms show commitment to tackling inequality

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:00:04 +1200 | First Union

The NZ Labour Party’s just-announced industrial relations agenda demonstrates a clear commitment to tackling the growing inequality in New Zealand and restore democracy to our workplaces, according to FIRST Union.More >>

NZ represented on Global Council of Crowdfunding Experts

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:47:03 +1200 | The Catalyst Collective

Yvonne McLaren, co-founder of The Catalyst Collective, has been selected as the New Zealand representative on the Worldwide Council of Global Crowdfunding Leaders. The council will meet at the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention & Bootcamp in ...More >>

New Guidelines Reduce Deaths And Serious Injuries

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:45:13 +1200 | Scaffolding Access and Rigging New Zealand

Tighter guidelines around working at heights in New Zealand is estimated to have resulted in 90 fewer deaths and severe injuries a year and will save the New Zealand economy $1.13 billion over the next 25 years, according to new research.More >>

Kiwi at helm of Caribbean’s Club Med Turkoise

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:43:52 +1200 | Club Med

One of Club Med’s most spectacular resort settings is Club Med Turkoise in the Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean with New Zealand born Michael Clarke at the helm. More >>


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