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Do It Yourself Drug Testing Not the Answer Warns Expert

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:58:25 +1300 | NZ Drug Detection Agency

Auckland, 24 October 2014: Companies trying to save money by conducting their own staff drug testing is highlighting bad practices and does not address workplace safety, warns New Zealand’s leading drug testing agency.More >>

Architects put construction upswing in Context

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:17:03 +1300 | Context Architects

Auckland and Christchurch based Context Architects has made two new appointments and announces two promotions this month. “It’s a sign of increasing activity in the residential sector, particularly in medium and high-density development,” ...More >>

Kawerau: industrial incident

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:27:45 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a Kawerau buisiness where an employee has suffered injuries whilst working with machinery. The injuries are not life threatening, however the employee has now been flown to Rotorua hospital.More >>

Anglican Family Care staff to rally industrial action rises

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:35:02 +1300 | Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) members working at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin will hold two rallies in Dunedin next week as they seek a fair pay offer, following a week of low-key industrial action.More >>

VTNZ Named New Zealand’s 2014 Best Workplace

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:24:22 +1300 | Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey

Auckland, New Zealand, 24 October 2014 – IBM Kenexa (NYSE:IBM) a global provider of business technology solutions for human resources, last night presented the award for New Zealand’s Overall Best Workplace of 2014 to Vehicle Testing New Zealand ...More >>

Wellington tech stars continue to shine

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:03 +1300 | Grow Wellington

Wellington’s status as New Zealand’s high tech capital has been confirmed with the release of this year’s TIN100. More >>

Government to Blame as Much as Council for Marryatt Payout

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:59:27 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is calling on the Government to fix the employment law regime that has forced Christchurch ratepayers to fork out $800,000 to former Council boss Tony Marryatt.More >>

Govt strains to get tea break law through

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:56:07 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says.More >>

ANZ workers to resume targeted strike action

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:30:02 +1300 | First Union

Workers at numerous ANZ branches around the country will resume strike action against the bank tomorrow at various times, including in nine branches around Auckland. More >>

WA Super Now Accept KiwiSaver Contributions

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:31:25 +1300 | WA Super

Australian superannuation fund WA Super is thrilled to announce they will accept eligible contributions transferred from KiwiSaver accounts effective as of October 23, 2014.More >>

Colliers International Workplace Report 2014

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:46:12 +1300 | Colliers International

Elbows in – the squeeze is on at work. The latest biennial workplace report on occupational trends in CBD office markets by Colliers International shows tenants are squeezing in more workers than in previous years as rents begin to rise in most ...More >>

The American Dream Is Still Possible, Just Not in US

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:37:47 +1300 | Ron Holland

Although there are no firm statistics on the number of Americans living outside the US, the US State Department estimates that somewhere between 3 and 6 million Americans now live offshore. I think this is a low estimate and the number is clearly growing.More >>

Fijian academic to head Macmillan Brown Research Centre

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:16:32 +1300 | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has appointed Fijian academic Dr Steven Ratuva as professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and director of the prestigious Macmillan Brown Research Centre for Pacific Studies.More >>

Nigeria: Diary of an Unemployed Graduate

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:15 +1300 | Joe Onwukeme

The need to write this Diary Of An Unemployed Graduate (DOAUG) was necessitated because of the high level of unemployed graduates and the disparity it has created between the middle class and the elite.More >>

Union accuses SkyCity CEO of misleading public

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:11:58 +1300 | Unite Union

Unite Union has accused SkyCity CEO Nigel Morrison of misleading the public over the cut in hours for a staff member who raised the issue at the company's AGM. More >>

Hamilton Retailer Wins National Recognition

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:10:15 +1300 | Service IQ

Ashley works at Liquor King Hillcrest, in Hamilton, and has completed his ServiceIQ National Certificate in Retail Level 2. More >>

Low inflation – time for meaningful wage increases

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:53:30 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With inflation low, now is a good time for workers to negotiate for pay increases that outstrip price rises and deliver real increases in wages and salaries. “For too many people, real pay increases have been missing for several years unless they ...More >>

Communities Brace for More Bodies in Serial Sex Slayings

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:50:23 +1300 | Martha Rosenberg

At least seven women's bodies have been found in Indiana since Friday in what appear to be serial, sex-related murders of women in high-risk lifestyles. Hammond police are holding Darren Vann, a convicted sex offender, in connection with the murders ...More >>

Courier driver who blamed fake tax agent is sentenced

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:50:27 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

A Papamoa-based courier driver who lied and blamed a non-existent tax agent for mishandling his tax affairs has been sentenced to 12 months home detention and ordered to pay back $180,000.More >>

Construction momentum builds across New Zealand

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:22:55 +1300 | Hays

Jobs growth in New Zealand’s construction industry is gathering pace as several large infrastructure developments have commenced or are about to get underway, says recruiting experts Hays Construction. More >>


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