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Goff’s living wage will face huge resistance

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:44:39 +1200 | Cameron Brewer

The Auckland councillor who successfully fought against a living wage being adopted by Auckland Council three years ago says mayoral candidate Phil Goff’s promise to introduce one will face significant resistance from the Auckland business community ...More >>

Goff: Council staff should have a living wage

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:02:21 +1200 | Phil Goff

Mayoral candidate Phil Goff today announced his commitment to introducing a living wage for Auckland Council staff. More >>

Seafood industry recognises its “stars”

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 09:21:05 +1200 | Seafood New Zealand

New Zealand seafood industry members who have made a significant contribution to the industry have been recognised in Wellington tonight in the inaugural Seafood Stars Awards.More >>

Hirepool’s growth stepping up a gear: CEO

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:53:38 +1200 | Hirepool Limited

Hirepool’s acquisition of independently-owned Kumeu Hire is part of the company’s drive to extend both its geographical reach and the range of products and services it offers, says CEO Brian Stephen.More >>

Nurses back Resident Doctors Association on safer staffing

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:22:54 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is supporting the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) in their industrial dispute with District Health Boards (DHBs) over short staffing, long hours, and burnout. More >>

Wine tourism boosted by Auckland Airport grant

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:21:38 +1200 | New Zealand Winegrowers

Auckland Airport today announced their support for New Zealand wine tourism by awarding a $50,000 grant to the New Zealand Wine Pure Discovery Project. More >>

Consumer Confidence Gender Gap Widens Between Men and Women

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:38:42 +1200 | Mastercard

The gender divide between men and women is widening when it comes to consumer confidence, with NewZealand men significantly more positive about employment, economy and quality of life than women, according to the latest Mastercard Index of Consumer Confidence ...More >>

Fair Play on Fair Pay

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:14:32 +1200 | Equity New Zealand

Performers are often paid rates well below the minimum wage due to their being engaged as contractors as opposed to employees. More >>

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Bad Boardroom Behaviour

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:14:20 +1200 | The Pantograph Punch

It’s 2016, and the number of female CEOs in New Zealand’s top 50 listed companies is sitting at… zero. What’s going on? Is the glass ceiling as solid as ever, or is there something more at play?More >>

RACS, Ramsay Health sign MoU to improve respectful culture

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:26:15 +1200 | Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Ramsay Health Care and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the purpose of which is to build respect among staff and doctors and improve patient safety in surgery. More >>

Leading the way in trucking safety

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 17:15:40 +1200 | TR Master Drive Services

As we have seen in the news lately there have been a number of incidents involving trucks. Over the last 20 years the number of fatal crashes involving a truck has dropped by about a third according to Transport New Zealand, and around 65% of these ...More >>

Partnership to help New Zealand businesses transform

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:42:57 +1200 | Equinox IT

Wellington software start-up LINQ and IT consultancy Equinox IT have joined forces in a consulting partnership to help New Zealand businesses successfully transform. More >>

Staying in NZ good for economy, says Brew Group

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:18:03 +1200 | Food and Grocery Council

Companies that stay to produce in New Zealand rather than move to low-cost economies are doing very good for the economy, says Brew Group CEO NZ Mark Hamilton. More >>

Remote working antidote for CBD disruption

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:40:03 +1200 | Dynamo6

A growth in remote working is expected as Auckland City chaos sets in with the start of the City Rail Link and years of CBD disruption ahead, says an expert in cloud based IT solutions, Dynamo6.More >>

E tū manufacturing industry agreement ratified

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:31:48 +1200 | E tu

The Metal and Manufacturing Industries Collective Agreement has been ratified with members accepting a 2-year deal including a 2% pay rise this year, and 2% in 2017. More >>

Accolades for Unitec’s diversity and inclusion initiatives

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:12:34 +1200 | Unitec

Unitec Institute of Technology and its partner The Mind Lab by Unitec scooped three of the 10 2016 New Zealand Diversity Awards. More >>

Recruitment: Lessons from across the Tasman

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:06:35 +1200 | Talent Propeller

While it is sacrilege to acknowledge that the Australians could possibly do anything better than we’re capable of in New Zealand, it is worth taking note of advances being made in the field of recruitment by our cousins across the ditch. The good ...More >>

Packaging Forum invests $0.5mn in new recycling projects

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:26:40 +1200 | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum allocated $501,000 in direct funding to support Council, Community and Commercial projects in the year to end June 2016. The Packaging Forum operates two industry funded voluntary product stewardship schemes for glass recycling and ...More >>

Auckland Airport staff bonus as tourism boom lifts profit

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:21:27 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Auckland International Airport is paying its staff a $1,500 performance bonus after full-year profit and revenue benefited from the country’s tourism boom and a significant uplift in the number of international airlines and capacity servicing Auckland.More >>

Key Chorus contractor walks away from fibre work

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:28:27 +1200 | E Tu

E tū says the decision by Downer to stop laying fibre for Chorus has exposed the poor treatment of Chorus contractors, and will jeopardise the sustainability of the new network.More >>


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