Archive for April, 2013

Kiwi habits, deregulation blamed for ‘broken’ safety culture

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders’ cultural tendencies towards “stoicism, deference to authority, laid-back complacency and suspicion of red tape”, along with too much deregulation in the 1980′s and 1990′s, are root causes of New Zealand’s … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares break more records

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand shares rose, pushing the benchmark index to another record, as Xero, Ryman Healthcare and A2 Corp led companies making new highs. Read more »

Hanover was ‘responsibly governed and managed’, says Watson

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – The failed Hanover Finance group of companies was “responsibly governed and managed,” according to shareholder Eric Watson, who was today cleared of any criminal wrongdoing when the Serious Fraud Office decided not to prosecute … Read more »

Goodhew: Launch of the research report Ultimit Benefit

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me here this morning and your warm welcome. I am delighted to be here on this special occasion of the launch of the research report Ultimit Benefit: Women Trainees in the Electricity Supply Industry. Read more »

Budget 2013: $70 million extra for aged care and dementia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Aged care and dementia services will benefit from an extra $70 million over the next four years, Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew say. Read more »

NZISM welcome taskforce recommendations

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Safety Management

The NZISM welcome the recommendations made by the Independent Health and Safety Taskforce, and urge Government to take action on the recommendations. Read more »

Health and safety recommendations not a moment too soon

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

New health and safety recommendations come not a moment too soon, says TEU national president Lesley Francey. Ms Francey welcomed the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safetys report, released today, which called for sweeping changes to … Read more »

NZ dollar holds gains after business confidence

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar held gains after a business confidence survey and building data didn’t derail the prospects for the local economic recovery, and ahead of central bank meetings that will likely dictate global sentiment. Read more »

The Best Design Awards 2013 – Entries Now Open

Press Release – Best Design Awards

Best is back for 2013 and the Best Design Awards are now open . Weve simplified the rules , clarified the judging process and taken your feedback onboard. Read more »

One Club, Two Great Courses Either Side of Waikato River

Press Release – Riverside Golf Club

Waikatos newest golf club – the result of a merger between Lochiel and Narrows golf clubs – will take its name from the mighty Waikato River, which flows past both their courses. Read more »

National needs to wake up to aged care crisis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments failure to recognise a looming crisis within the aged care sector has been reinforced with todays just enough to get by pre-Budget funding announcement, Labours Aged Care spokesperson Kris Faafoi says. Read more »

Funding injection welcomed by Home Support Sector

Press Release – Home Health Association

The New Zealand Home Health Association is heartened by the Governments pre budget announcement that it will invest an additional $20 million over four years for home support services to help more elderly New Zealanders stay in their homes longer. Read more »

EPMU welcomes Health & Safety Taskforce report

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has welcomed the report of the Health & Safety Taskforce and is urging the Government to implement it in full. Read more »

Taskforce must serve as blueprint for health and safety

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Todays independent taskforce report must serve as a blueprint for the future of workplace health and safety, the Rail & Maritime Transport Union said today. Read more »

Govt must implement Health & Safety recommendations

Press Release – Green Party

The Health and Safety Taskforce recommendations need to be implemented immediately by the Government, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. Read more »

Government must act on Taskforce recommendations

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Health and Safety Taskforce recommendations , released today, must be implemented by the Government without delay, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Health and Safety spokesperson. Read more »

Coalition welcomes report but concerned about incentives

Press Release – ACC Futures Coalition

The ACC Futures Coalition is welcoming the report of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety but is expressing concern about the recommendations on the use of financial incentives to improve employer performance. Read more »

New Smaller and Lighter Digital Recording Binoculars

Press Release – Sony New Zealand Limited

Now 30% smaller and lighter than previous model with new weather-resistant design Zoom in smoothly from 0.8x magnification wide-angle view to powerful 25x magnification close-ups See your subject clearly with bright, high contrast OLED viewfinder … Read more »

Pesticides not to blame for bee deaths

Press Release – Agcarm

Europes decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. Read more »

CRP submits draft Environmental Impact Assessment

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

Chatham Rock Phosphate today submitted a draft Environmental Impact Assessment to the Environmental Protection Authority. Read more »

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