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More people in industry training

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:20:26 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed news that more people are succeeding in industry training programmes. More >>

Bill English’s call for investment in human capital welcomed

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:48:53 +1300 | E tu

E tū, the country’s largest private sector union, welcomes today’s comments from Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in his opening address at the Government Economics Network annual conference. More >>

New tool to help girls & women embrace STEM

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:10:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

It’s now easier for young girls and women to pursue career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths, Womens’ Minister Louise Upston says. More >>

Architects fear employers prioritize software over design

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:03:53 +1300 | Hays Recruitment

Architectural professionals are concerned that some employers are prioritising a candidate’s BIM software skills over their design capabilities, which will have long-term consequences for the industry’s talent pipeline and reputation.More >>

Ethical food supplier anything but ethical

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:35:47 +1300 | FIRST Union

Approximately 15 distribution centre workers at Ceres Organics, an ethical food supplier, are taking strike action today as the company refuses to negotiate over wages, redundancy and overtime rates.More >>

$324,500 after kayak business neglected safety obligations

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:31:01 +1300 | Maritime New Zealand

Maritime NZ says the kayak hire operator sentenced to 200 hours community service and ordered to pay $324,500 over the deaths of two kayakers, on Lake Tekapo in September last year, neglected his safety obligations with tragic consequences. More >>

Plucking the Foreign Goose: Australia’s Tax on Backpackers

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:36:40 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

The morning news on the ABC network featured blondes, and more blondes, riding a derelict van along a non-descript street in sunny Australia. It did not matter who they were, or even where they were. They were simply “backpackers”, the sort ...More >>

Economic stability provides opportunities

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:02:55 +1300 | United Nations ESCAP

Economic stability in Asia and the Pacific provides opportunities to make progress on productivity and inclusiveness By Dr.Shamshad Akhtar More >>

Solnet boosts enterprise digital transformation capabilities

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:42:38 +1300 | SolNet

Wellington 5 December 2016 – Solnet, one of New Zealand’s leading digital and enterprise technology organisations, has appointed Nick Evans to the newly created position of IT Transformation Director, effective immediately.More >>

Musicians Union calls on St John to settle dispute

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:22:57 +1300 | E tu

The musicians’ union, E tū, is urging St John to settle an ongoing wage dispute with its ambulance staff. More >>

Ambulance officers step up strike, refuse to attend events

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:23:53 +1300 | First Union

From 17 December 2016 more than 800 Ambulance professionals in the North Island will undertake an ‘events ban’ and refuse to provide cover for summer events like Christmas in the Park. More >>

NZDF Civilian of the Year a True ‘Mate for Life’

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:37:22 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Selwyn Ponga-Davis and NZDF Chief People Officer Debbie Francis with one of Mr Ponga-Davis’ safety initiatives at Linton Camp. More >>

Wage rises aren’t meeting housing costs – striking worker

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:30:06 +1300 | First Union

Approximately 20 distribution centre workers at Blackwoods Protector, a company supplying industrial equipment, are taking strike action today as workers worry about how the company’s poor pay offer will impact their ability to sustain a family. More >>

Three Cheers for Our Volunteers

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:19:00 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

Like many charity-based organisations, Arthritis New Zealand says it honours this day because the organisation could not function without its many volunteers. More >>

Filling Jobs in Hawke’s Bay’s Horticultural Industry

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:38:26 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

As Hawke’s Bay calls out for more horticultural workers New Zealand First challenges the government to adopt its Business Linked Internship Scheme to fill these employment gaps.More >>

UCOL Students awarded Inaugural Building Cadet Scholarships

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:31:27 +1300 | Universal College Of Learning

Two promising UCOL third year students have won building services scholarships with the Palmerston North City Council.More >>

Torbay Apprentice is Grateful for ATT Scholarship

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:28:05 +1300 | ATT

“Outward Bound has really helped me build confidence in myself,” says Torbay apprentice plumber/ gasfitter Callum Seales. Earlier this year Callum won one of two ATT/Skills Outward Bound Scholarships that paid the fees and travel to undertake ...More >>

Temuka Apprentice is Grateful for ATT Scholarship

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:24:16 +1300 | ATT

“Outward Bound taught me the value of team-work. I’m going to find those skills very useful in my career,” says Temuka apprentice plumber/drainlayer Daylen Garton. Earlier this year Daylen won one of two ATT/Skills Outward Bound Scholarships that ...More >>

Tasman decides against Easter Sunday trading

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 17:06:00 +1300 | Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council has decided Easter Sunday should remain a non-trading day in the District. More >>

Tasman region abandons Easter trading plans

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:44:40 +1300 | First Union

The union for working people in retail is welcoming the Tasman District Council’s decision to protect family time on Easter Sunday. More >>


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