Archive for February, 2017

SmartInsure offering their 30% first year premium rebate

Press Release – SmartInsure

SmartInsure is now offering their 30% first year premium rebate to all insurance products except Health Insurance. Read more »

OUTsurance Holdings announces Management appointments

Press Release – Youi

Youi CEO Danie Matthee has been appointed as CEO of OUTsurance, the sister company to Youi and part of the same South African parent company OUTsurance Holdings. Frank Costigan, Youi Deputy CEO, has been appointed as CEO responsible for Youis operations … Read more »

Consultation opens on draft bylaw for indoor domestic fires

Press Release – Auckland Council

Public consultation started this week on a draft bylaw that sets out rules for how Aucklanders can use their indoor domestic fires. Read more »

Next steps for WCC following today’s URM update from Govt

Press Release – Wellington City Council

From here Wellington City Council will work through these streets and apply MBIEs criteria to identify buildings with street facing parapets and facades on busy, high traffic areas (pedestrian or vehicles) which are already considered to be vulnerable … Read more »

Supreme Court on Crown’s obligations to Maori landowners

Press Release – Wakatu Incorporation

Supreme Court decision on Crowns obligations to Maori owners of customary land Proprietors of Wakatu & Rore Stafford v Attorney-General Read more »

Disease Control Area Reductions Mean Fewer TB Tests

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

The farming industrys investment in TB eradication is proving effective as New Zealands TBfree programme reduces testing requirements in many areas. Read more »

Motherhood penalty unacceptable

Press Release – National Council of Women of NZ

http://www.stats.govt.nz/tools_and_services/media-centre/media-releases-2017/mhood-pay-gap-2017.aspx Read more »

NZ business confidence slips in February

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence slipped in February while remaining relatively optimistic, as the country’s pace of economic growth starts hitting a “mature stage” where it becomes harder to keep hitting new highs. Read more »

Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate won’t help the city

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Turning tourists away because of Aucklands accommodation targeted rate wont help the city. Read more »

PM’s uses “alternative facts” about Kiwis looking for work

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people are calling on the Prime Minister to show more respect for Kiwis looking for work. Read more »

Court of Appeal backs pilots on runway extension safety

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The future of Wellington International Airport’s proposed runway extension is unclear after the Court of Appeal ruled the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) must reconsider its decision on the length of a runway safety area. Read more »

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific extend alliance

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and Cathay Pacific have extended their strategic alliance partnership on services between New Zealand and Hong Kong for a further five years through until 2022. Read more »

Drug Use Claim a Cover-up for Migrant Labour Preference

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Nationals immigration addiction is robbing more young job seekers of a job than failure to pass a drug test, says New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

$6 million boost to Community Resilience Partnership Fund

Article – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched the $6 million boost to the Community Resilience Partnership Fund to support community-led wellbeing projects in Canterbury following the earthquakes. Read more »

Judgment: Transpower v Auckland Council

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 and the Resource Management Act 1991 Read more »

Pay equity progress welcomed, but money talks – NZEI

Press Release – NZEI

Progress on pay equity today is a huge credit to the hundreds of women who support the learning of the most vulnerable people in New Zealand, while earning some of the lowest rates of pay, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. Read more »

NZ trade deficit widens to $285m in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand widened to a $285 million trade deficit in January with imports rising to a record for the month, led by crude oil. Read more »

Pay equity a step closer – now show us the money

Press Release – Public Service Association

The governments early adoption of the equal pay principles is welcome – but National needs to back up its words with action, the Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says. Read more »

New facility in gluten free products unveiled

Press Release – Nestle New Zealand

28 February 2017 – Nestl today unveiled a new multi-million-dollar facility which will both expand the availability of gluten free products in New Zealand, and create new export opportunities for Maggi and Docello food service brands. Read more »

Consultation begins on proposed Cadbury closure

Press Release – E tu

Tomorrow, E t organisers meet with union members at Cadbury in Dunedin ahead of consultation talks with Cadburys management on Thursday. Read more »

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