Archive for February, 2017

$81K Washington Wing-Ding a Disgrace

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

In reaction to the $81,000 Trump party thrown by MFAT , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Want to be a manager? Here’s how potential will be assessed

Press Release – Hays

If you aspire to a management role, get ready to be heavily assessed. Thats the message from recruiting experts Hays, which found 80 per cent of 1,516 Australian & New Zealand employers surveyed use a variety of observation and assessment tools … Read more »

Joint venture to drive AI in legal services

Press Release – Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

28 February 2017 Leading law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts today announced it has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Goat Ventures to explore, and capitalise on, the application of artificial intelligence (AI) for legal services. A market first … Read more »

Veritas to book Nosh losses in annual accounts

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Veritas Investments will book after-tax losses of between $2.2 million and $2.6 million on the sale of its upmarket Nosh supermarkets in its annual accounts, which it anticipates will bolster underlying earnings for the year, … Read more »

Line to West Coast set to re-open earlier than expected

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail is expecting to re-open the Midland line between Christchurch and Greymouth ahead of schedule on March 20. The line was badly damaged when a fire swept through 300 ha between Cass and Springfield over Waitangi weekend, damaging several bridges … Read more »

Scales lifts 2016 annual profit 6% on business expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Scales Corp, New Zealand’s biggest apple exporter, boosted profit 6 percent as it benefited from expanding its business. Read more »

What drives happiness in the workplace?

Press Release – Robert Half

As many organisations discover the remarkable effect a motivated and happy workforce has on productivity, a new report Its time we all work happy: The secrets of the happiest companies and employees , commissioned by specialised recruiter Robert … Read more »

NZ Refining annual profit drops 69% from a record year

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Refining annual profit drops 69% from a record year with margins weaker in 2016 Read more »

New employment resource for young people

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston have today announced the release of a new online resource designed to help young people enter the workforce. Read more »

AIA Delivers Another Excellent Set of Results

Press Release – AIA Group

AIA Group has announced its annual results for the year ended 30 November 2016 please refer attached for the full media release. Notably, New Zealand has played its part to help the Group in delivering excellent results. AIA New Zealand continued … Read more »

Motorists asked to avoid using State Highway 2 Papamoa Beach

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is asking Bay of Plenty motorists to avoid State Highway 2 near Papamoa or expect delays. Read more »

Institute of Directors announces new Chief Executive

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (IoD) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kirsten Patterson as its new Chief Executive. Read more »

Govt action needed if mums are to be paid more

Press Release – Green Party

Working mothers are still being underpaid in New Zealand and will continue to be until we have a government thats willing to take decisive action on gender pay equity, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Judgment: NZALPA v CAA

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

NEW ZEALAND AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL UNION OF WORKERS INCORPORATED V DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION [2017] NZCA 27 [28 February 2017] IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF NEW ZEALAND CA374/2016 [2017] NZCA 27 Read more »

What’s Bill been smoking?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Bill Englishs diversionary tactic of condemning of a generation of Kiwi workers as a bunch of drug-takers cannot hide his governments failure to create opportunities for decent work, says Labours Employment spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Airways and Aireon to Cooperate on South Pacific Validation

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (28 February 2017) – Airways New Zealand, New Zealands Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) and Aireon LLC announced today that they have signed an agreement in principle to enter into an operational validation trial. Read more »

Progress on the path to pay equity

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With the Government supporting the Pay Equity Principles the next step is to translate the theory of the Principles into reality and get women paid what they are worth. Read more »

Survey shows growing preference for hybrid cloud solutions

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

New Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 facilitate hybrid cloud and accelerate digital transformation Read more »

Intueri’s Australian colleges lose registration

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Intueri Education Group, the ailing private training provider, will lose its Australian registration in late March, earlier than its planned exit by the end of the year. Read more »

CCTV footage released of car seen at Riverhead quarry

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are releasing CCTV footage this morning of a vehicle seen entering and leaving the Riverhead quarry in which a young woman woke up to find herself being attacked. Read more »

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