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New Appointment to Whitireia and WelTec Council

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:05:12 +1200 | WelTech and Whitireia

Roger Sowry, Chair of the Council of WelTec and Whitireia today announced the appointment of Antony Royal to the institutions’ governing body. “I am very pleased to announce Antony’s appointment and delighted he has accepted this new role,” says Mr Sowry.More >>

Gender quotas should be a last resort

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:39:02 +1200 | Institute Of Directors

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (IoD), says introducing gender quotas is not the best solution to increase the number of women directors on New Zealand boards. More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 22 2014

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:41:26 +1200 | The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • The recent improvement in the economy with a growing job market • Income and wealth inequality • Easter trading laws • The New Zealander killed in a drone strike in YemenMore >>

Extractives Industry Advisory Group appointed

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:00:35 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

A highly experienced group of extractives industry experts has been appointed to provide advice to the WorkSafe New Zealand Board on the implementation of the new regulatory framework for mining and tunnelling.More >>

2014 Workplace Survey - Police celebrate positive gains

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:38:33 +1200 | New Zealand Police

The results of NZ Police's 2014 Workplace Survey are being delivered across the organisation, with headline results showing a significant increase in engagement, says Commissioner Mike Bush.More >>

Derek Leask: Media Advisory Re: Nigel Fyfe MOJ Appointment

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:56:03 +1200 | Derek Leask

Derek Leask yesterday 20 April 2014 made the following observations in response to a media enquiry about the recently announced appointment of Mr Nigel Fyfe, currently Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Justice (Legal and Operational Services and Legal ...More >>

Kiwis still paying too much for ACC

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:50:29 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwis are still paying too much for ACC so that the National Government can balance its books, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. More >>

Westland values are alive and well

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:52:09 +1200 | Westland Milk Products

The severity of the storm on the South Island’s West Coast is becoming clearer as communication is restored, Westland Milk Products says, and the dairy company is advising its farmers and staff to make sure they’re taking a break and support ...More >>

Politicians Should Maintain Workers’ Easter Break

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:57:49 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve a break to spend time with their families. “This is not an issue about choice as has been argued. For many workers, they don’t have ...More >>

Workers can kiss goodbye to Easter Sunday off

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:29:44 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s decision to “reprioritise” scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson ...More >>

Public Address - I can't see you, but you should see me

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:41 +1200 | Public Address

Being lost for words when you’re a talkback host could hardly be considered ideal. But back in September of 1992, I was hosting an evening talkback show on a fledgling radio station in what was then a newly deregulated, highly unstable radio market.More >>

Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:14:47 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Today marks two years since Labour MP Sue Moroney's Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks was drawn from the members' ballot. More >>

Labour to protect subbies in construction failures

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:19:28 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Commerce spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove will introduce a supplementary order paper to the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill to ensure subcontractors are paid for the work they’ve done when construction companies collapse.More >>

Work visa problems need monitoring

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:37 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Associate Immigration spokesperson. More >>

Resignation rates among cops soar

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:06:33 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The number of frontline officers quitting the police force is at a four-year high, with more than 350 walking off the job in the past year, Labour’s Police spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.More >>

Where Are The 15,000 Jobs?

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:54 +1200 | Auckland Action Against Poverty

“Paula Bennett is today proudly telling New Zealand that beneficiary numbers have decreased by 15,000 in the past year. There is no proud declaration that 15,000 jobs have been created in the same period,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson, ...More >>

Change of approach to government procurement needed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:29:46 +1200 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The rail engineering industry has been totally let down by National’s lack of manufacturing policy, and Labour’s measures outlined today represent a marked shift in approach to supporting domestic industries, the RMTU said today.More >>

Tertiary education leader takes senior position at Waiariki

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:23:49 +1200 | Waiariki Institute Of Technology

Waiariki Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Jefferies as Director of Partnerships and Planning. Richard is an accomplished senior tertiary education leader, having been Provost (Deputy Chief Executive) at Te Whare ...More >>

Expert nurses as good as doctors – new research

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:25:38 +1200 | Massey University

Nurse practitioners are just as good as registrars in making patient diagnoses – even very complex ones – and planning the correct care, says a new Doctor of Philosophy from Massey University.More >>

3-way partnership adds up for business & accounting students

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:16:16 +1200 | University of Waikato

A new agreement between three tertiary institutions provides an improved pathway for access to business and accounting qualifications. The agreement was signed earlier this month between the University of Waikato, the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) ...More >>

 

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