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PM's Press Conference 29/05/17: Two more troops?

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:45:41 +1200 | Liana Pantaleo

Today Prime Minister Bill English gave a summary of what he felt were the highlights of last week’s budget announcement. ... The Prime minister was asked about NATO’s request for New Zealand to send two more personnel to Afghanistan and whether or ...More >>

Taxpayers' Union celebrates win on living wage

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:56:48 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the decision of the Hutt City Council last week to reject a blanket ‘living wage’ policy and instead give permission to the Council’s Chief Executive to pay a living wage "where it can be justified as the most cost-effective ...More >>

Cadbury Products Could Still Be Made in New Zealand

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:58:45 +1200 | E tu

Following phase one of the consultative process around the closure of the Cadbury factory in Dunedin, parent company Mondelez International are exploring opportunities to keep some confectionary production in New Zealand.More >>

Senior doctors welcome anti-bullying initiative

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:46:53 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union is welcoming news of an agreement between Auckland District Health Board and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to tackle bullying and other unprofessional behaviour.More >>

Opotiki Harbour preferred tenderer announced

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:26:44 +1200 | Opotiki District Council

At the Ōpōtiki District Council meeting on 23 May, Council selected a consortium of HEB Construction and Tonkin & Taylor as the Preferred Tenderer for Harbour construction. This process began in January 2016 culminating in the close of tenders ...More >>

Threat of staff exodus looming in mental health & addictions

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:16:41 +1200 | Platform Trust

The mental health and addictions sector is warning that a serious staff skill loss is looming. More >>

Good news for Kiwis, continued job ad growth on SEEK

Mon, 29 May 2017 10:12:16 +1200 | SEEK New Zealand

The latest SEEK data has revealed there were 9.7 per cent new job ads on SEEK this April than the same period last year. More >>

Workers who lose their jobs are disadvantaged for years

Mon, 29 May 2017 09:18:44 +1200 | MOTU

Losing a job is well known to be one of the more stressful life events. What is less well-known is the impact of job-loss in the future and whether government benefits provide adequate support.More >>

Budget 2017: $8m extra for Whanganui DHB

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:36:35 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Whanganui DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $4m extra for West Coast DHB

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:35:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for West Coast DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $53m extra for Waitemata DHB

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:34:42 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Waitemata DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $5m extra for Wairarapa DHB

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:33:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Wairarapa DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $42m extra for Waikato DHB

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:32:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Waikato DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $12m extra for Taranaki DHB

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:31:58 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for Taranaki DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

Budget 2017: $19m extra for MidCentral DHB

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:19:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new funding for MidCentral DHB in Budget 2017 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. More >>

$8m pay rise for community-based midwives

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:54:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says community-based midwives are set to receive their share of an $8 million pay increase. More >>

Mitre 10 chair Dippie's own stores still at odds with union

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:37:26 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - Mitre 10 (New Zealand) chairman Martin Dippie's Jacks Hardware and Timber is still wrangling with First Union over details of the hardware store operator's first collective agreement some 3 1/2 years after talks began. More >>

The budget offers nothing for NZ’s forgotten majority

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:05:52 +1200 | Small Business Voice

Yesterday, Steven Joyce released his first budget. Commentators have dubbed it a convenient “lolly scramble” leading up to September’s election. Max Whitehead, Chief Operating Office for Small Business Voice, has an alternative view. More >>

Auckland DHB signs RACS Respect Agreement

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:17:52 +1200 | Auckland District Health Board

Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) aimed at building respect and improving patient safety in surgery. More >>

Employment agreements crucial this Gypsy Day

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:47:58 +1200 | Crowe Horwath

“In an industry renowned for seasonal averaging, it is important dairy farmers focus on ensuring all current and new employees have the correct employment agreements, especially with the introduction of new employment laws in April,” says Melissa ...More >>