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Directors cite tight labour market as biggest impediment

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:56:05 +1300 | Institute Of Directors

Directors cite tight labour market as biggest impediment to NZ’s economic performance; confidence wanes More >>

Blind people significantly under employed around the world

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:12:18 +1300 | Blind Foundation

Toronto, Ont. – People with sight loss are significantly less employed full-time than their sighted counterparts, according to a recent survey from the CNIB Foundation, Vision Australia and the Blind Foundation of New Zealand. The results were nearly ...More >>

Bus commuters in Waikato ride for free as protest continues

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:46:42 +1300 | FIRST Union

Christmas comes early for bus commuters in the Waikato this year as around 120 bus drivers will refuse to accept payment from passengers. Passengers will be receiving free rides on services provided by Go Bus in Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Otorohanga and ...More >>

Education unions' combined executives to meet

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:38:24 +1300 | NZEI

The combined National Executives of NZEI Te Riu Roa and the PPTA Te Wehengarua are meeting today (Friday, 16 November) at 4pm to discuss possible joint campaigning next year, should members reject the offers from the Ministry of Education.More >>

High unemployment drives teen to transform his district

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:17:58 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

The hard work and dedication of an emerging young leader in Horowhenua has paid off after his project was supported by the Provincial Growth Fund today. More >>

Immigration contact centre: 'I'm sorry, I can't hear you'

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:39:00 +1300 | RNZ

People trying to contact Immigration New Zealand are waiting on average 44 minutes for their calls to be answered, as the department tries to cope with "unprecedented" demand for its services.More >>

Canterbury Trotting Club fined $10,000 for underpaying staff

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:44:44 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club Inc. (the Trotting Club) has been ordered to pay a $10,000 penalty by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for failure to pay more than 50 employees their correct holiday pay. More >>

PGF investment in Advanced Aviation Hub in Whanganui

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:09:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A $400,000 investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will be used to fund the first stage of an Advanced Aviation Hub at Whanganui Airport, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.More >>

Christchurch Investor Couple Separated by INZ for 3 Years?

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:02:32 +1300 | Joseph Cederwall

The first article in an investigative series by Joseph Cederwall, Former Immigration Lawyer, and Co-editor of Scoop. A senior Christchurch couple, Harmon and Carolyn Wilfred who arrived in New Zealand together in 2001, have been forcibly separated ...More >>

Snag in the road for sausage sizzles

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:41:38 +1300 | RNZ

It's the natural order any Kiwi has grown up with, served by community groups looking to raise money outside the local store. More >>

Pike River Mine re-entry: How it will happen

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:21:03 +1300 | RNZ

Today the government announced it will proceed with the re-entry of the Pike River Mine which will begin in February next year.More >>

Increase in work visa thresholds will only add to crisis

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:40:07 +1300 | New Zealand Immigration Law

Leading Immigration Lawyer for NZIL, Aaron Martin, discusses the upcoming increase in the wage rates required for skilled migrant visa eligibility, and the implications this will have for both migrants and employers alike. More >>

East Coast nurses and health care assistants to join strike

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:49:59 +1300 | NZNO

NZNO nurses and health care assistants (HCAs) will join colleagues in various professions, and from three other unions, in a 24 hour strike over a breakdown in their collective agreement negotiation with East Coast PHO Ngāti Porou Hauora (NPH). The strike will ...More >>

Dimension Data welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:51:59 +1300 | Dimension Data

Wellington, New Zealand – 14 November, 2018. Dimension Data New Zealand has appointed Murray Newman, a highly experienced tech industry executive, as its new Chief Financial Officer.More >>

Little: Pike River drift re-entry to proceed

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:19:17 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Next Monday is the 8th anniversary of the dreadful tragedy at Pike River Coal Mine. Two men escaped with their lives. 29 others never came home. Today I am announcing my decision on whether - or not - a plan to re-enter the Pike River mine drift will ...More >>

Ambos open to further strike action

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:02:21 +1300 | First Union

Ambos open to further strike action as St John reluctant to request more Government funding for staff numbers and pay... More >>

Judges Vigilant to Impact of Pay Dispute

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:32:49 +1300 | Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue

The Chief District Court Judge is taking steps to protect the rights of people needing urgent access to justice during the ongoing industrial dispute between the Ministry of Justice and court staff who are members of the PSA. More >>

Ongoing court strikes could lead to miscarriage of justice

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:38:54 +1300 | RNZ

Ongoing strike action throughout the country's courts may result in a miscarriage of justice, says the Chief District Court Judge. More >>

Cases delayed as court staff refuse to handle sentencing papers

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:35:50 +1300 | RNZ

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers.More >>

Connexis Chair Retires

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:29:06 +1300 | Connexis

The Board of Directors would like to thank Ms Hague for her dedication and efforts as inaugural Chair of Connexis. The Board were especially grateful for her wider endeavours in the sector and stakeholder groups around Women in Infrastructure. Her ...More >>


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