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New Zealand Press Council seeks a Public Member

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:41:48 +1300 | New Zealand Press Council

The New Zealand Press Council is currently seeking applications from suitable candidates for appointment as a member of the Council representing the public. The appointee will be required to start in January 2017.More >>

Come on Prime Minister Bennett - make equal pay a reality!

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:07:54 +1300 | Public Service Association

Paula Bennett may only have a day in the role of Acting Prime Minister, but the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is urging her to do something good for all Kiwi women.More >>

Widespread growth in business and staff numbers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:58:23 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Most industries and regions have more businesses and staff than last year, with growth led by the construction industry, Statistics New Zealand said today. Mining is the only industry to go against the trend.More >>

New data shows tourism sector is booming

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:22:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Figures released today show tourism contributed $14.5 billion to the New Zealand economy in the year to March 2016, says Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key.More >>

DHBs Fail to Engage Genuinely in Bargaining

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:16:39 +1300 | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

Unfortunately bargaining between NZRDA and the DHBs did not go well today. Despite NZRDA tabling an alternative proposal the DHB negotiating team declined to engage further, choosing instead to adjourn for further discussion with CEOs. More >>

New Framework will support Govt’s highest-risk contracts

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:54:18 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment today launched a critically important tool that will help government agencies manage their most important contracts. More >>

Chair of Westland Milk Products to step down

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:29:30 +1300 | Westland Milk Products

Westland Milk Products’ Chairman of the Board Matt O’Regan announced today that he will step down as chairman and retire from the board on 31 March 2017. O’Regan said he would stay on until March to give Westland continuity of governance while ...More >>

SEEK new job ads up 6.5 per cent year on year

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:27:59 +1300 | SEEK

SEEK new job ads up 6.5 per cent year on year, boosted by Hospitality, Tourism and Retail More >>

Advert Highlights Indian Student Rip Off Commonplace

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:21:32 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

An advertisement seeking "Asian student labor", "cash $6.50 behind screen" was boldly placed on a Countdown noticeboard in Auckland despite being a blatant abuse of our laws, says New Zealand First.More >>

Barnett says hold fire on loan-to-income restrictions

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:20:59 +1300 | Century 21 Real Estate

Head of Century 21 New Zealand, Geoff Barnett, is cautioning Wellington’s decision-makers over increasing calls for the Government to give the Reserve Bank the power to introduce loan-to-income restrictions.More >>

Plant Closures at Mossburn And Wairoa Confirmed

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:55:39 +1300 | Silver Fern Farms

Wednesday 26 October: Silver Fern Farms is working with staff at its Frasertown mutton processing plant at Wairoa and its South Island Mossburn venison plant on options to transfer to alternative sites in its network following the closure of ...More >>

Household Labour Force Survey Est. Working-age Population

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:52:36 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

This table provides the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market ...More >>

Māori tech and investment US programme underway

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:41:31 +1300 | Minister for Maori Development

Māori technology companies and iwi investors will visit San Francisco, Chicago and New York next week to advance Māori in the technology sector. More >>

Global Woman wants 30% target for female directors

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:18:11 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Diversity champion, Global Women, wants to see a minimum target of 30 percent female board composition of NZX-listed companies as a best-practice standard benchmarked globally by 2020.More >>

Missed target for workplace inspections lets workers down

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:58:33 +1300 | Green Party

A sudden drop in the number of workplace interventions by the Labour Inspectorate suggests that the Government isn’t doing enough to support the basic rights of people at work, the Green Party said today. Interventions to ensure compliance with ...More >>

Pastry House workers to strike over low-ball pay offer

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:26:31 +1300 | E tu

Workers at Pastry House in Manukau City are taking strike action over a mean pay offer as well as a workload which has staff struggling to cope. More >>

Gordon Campbell on holidays, Hekia Parata and Badlands

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:50:08 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

A t this time of year, a lot of New Zealanders tend to bemoan the increasing popularity of Hallowe’en. They regard it as an alien, commercialized American import with no real connection to this country – even though, thank goodness, Hallowe’en ...More >>

Dairy Farmers Attract Au Pairs From Across the Globe

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:59:19 +1300 | ATTN

New Zealand dairy farms are becoming home for many au pairs who are heading across the globe to help rural kiwi families.. Taranaki Dairy Farmers Rachel and Murray Perks have two young children and say they used to struggle with the early starts ...More >>

Russell McVeagh leading in equal pay and parental leave

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:07:22 +1300 | Russell McVeagh

Today Russell McVeagh is proud to announce that the firm has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Gold Category in the YWCA Equal Pay Awards. This coincides with an announcement of a new parental leave policy, with increased paid parental leave ...More >>

McDonalds cuts Ronald's hours - union wants to help

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:04:04 +1300 | Unite Union

Unite union has made a public appeal for Ronald Mcdonald to make contact about dramatic cuts in his hours of work. More >>


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