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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 >>

Tea breaks gone by lunch time

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:02:22 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is calling for an eleventh hour reprieve to employment law changes which could see thousands of Kiwi workers not covered by collective agreements lose their smoko breaks, its spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says.More >>

John Key: Our plan for the next three years

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:57:19 +1300 | John Key

This week New Zealand’s fifty-first Parliament convened for the first time. The National Caucus is a strong, united team and I was pleased to hear the first maiden speeches of our new MPs. I was also proud to take the opportunity to outline some ...More >>

First NZ job fairs in November

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:22:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced that a series of job fairs will be held in capital cities across Australia to encourage more Kiwis to return home and Australians to settle here to help fill emerging skills gaps and support thriving New Zealand-based businesses.More >>

Māori Operated SMEs Ahead on Earnings

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:27:30 +1300 | MYOB

Māori-operated small businesses have outperformed the SME average over the last year, although operators are less confident of growth in 2015 according to a nationwide survey.More >>

Announcement of new group to represent ICT sector

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:52:47 +1300 | Inland Revenue Department

Announcement of new group to represent ICT sector and help transform New Zealand’s tax system More >>

National’s Employment Laws Grim for Working People

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:10:42 +1300 | Grant Robertson - Labour MP

The new Government is expected to push through changes to employment law in the coming weeks that will damage the health and economic wellbeing of New Zealanders, Labour Leadership contender Grant Robertson, said.More >>

John’s Job Fairs no fix for unemployment and poverty

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:18:08 +1300 | Auckland Action Against Poverty

“John Key has clearly been looking to the US for his latest bright idea on dealing with employment issues,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty coordinator Sue Bradford. “Job fairs where the desperately unemployed queue in their corporate best to compete ...More >>

Sales growth leads to new Christchflagship Bridgestone store

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:01:40 +1300 | Bridgestone

After almost two decades in the same location, Bridgestone Tyre Centre Christchurch has relocated and reopened at much larger premises on 652 Halswell Junction Rd, Hornby South. It was growth in sales which prompted the need for a bigger space to facilitate ...More >>

Qual IT Adds Another Industry Star To Its Team

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:01:02 +1300 | Qual It

New Zealand’s largest independent IT Quality and Test Solutions provider, Qual IT, today announced the appointment of Reg Prasad as Consulting Principal, charged with leading and growing the consulting arm of the company.More >>

Biggs right fit for WREDA, says Chamber

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:11:27 +1300 | Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce

Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomes the appointment of Peter Biggs as the inaugural chair of the region’s new economic development agency, WREDA. More >>

Students doing it tough as fees rise again

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:26:08 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Taranaki DHB celebrates workplace wellness week

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:22:04 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHB’s Workplace Wellness Committee is kicking off Workplace Wellness Week from Monday 20 – Friday 24 October and will promote healthy activity, healthy eating and a healthy body and mind.More >>

Asbestos investigation completed

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:15:28 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has concluded its investigation into the management of asbestos in the Canterbury Home Repair Programme and has decided not to lay any charges. More >>

Sharp Tudhope Strengthens Its Legal Services in the Bay

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:56:54 +1300 | Sharp Tudhope

Leading Tauranga law firm Sharp Tudhope has announced two key appointments to help meet the growing demand for employment and property law experts in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

Labour costs rise 1.8 percent

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:58:39 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Labour costs rose 1.8 percent in the year to the June 2014 quarter, with the non-wage component rising 2.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The increase in the non-wage component reflected higher costs for annual leave and statutory holidays, ...More >>

Public services held back by poor workplace culture

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:38:10 +1300 | PSA

A new report by Victoria University’s Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime to ensure the public services New Zealanders value are able to continue. More >>


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