Redundancies at Fonterra packaging facility in Waikato

Press Release – Dairy Workers Union

The Dairy Workers Union says redundancies at a Fonterra packaging plant in Waikato will come as a heavy blow to those affected and the union will be doing everything it can to support workers. Read more »

Labour’s regional policy not the whole answer

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The priority for Labour’s regional development policy should switch from sprinkling money around to changing the laws holding back growth in the regions, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. Read more »

NFU shoots and misses over Kiwi lamb

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers feels Britains National Farmers Union (NFU) is heading down the wrong track by attacking New Zealand lamb and should instead work with New Zealand to boost British lamb consumption. Read more »

Changes to Mighty River Power leadership team

Press Release – Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power today announced a realignment of its leadership team under incoming Chief Executive Fraser Whineray from 1 September as the Company prepares for the next phase of its evolution. Read more »

Job losses show the dangers of relying on dairy exports

Press Release – EPMU

Todays announcement from Fonterra that up to 110 jobs will be cut at its Canpac facility in the Waikato shows the dangers of relying on dairy exports to China to sustain our economy, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. The … Read more »

Fonterra to lay off up to 110 staff at Waikato packing plant

Article – BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, may lay off a third of its workers at the Canpac packing facility in Waikato, which it plans to focus on paediatric nutritional products. Read more »

Demand for talent in Canterbury accelerates

Press Release – SEEK

Demand for talent continues to accelerate in the Canterbury region with a 16 per cent year-on-year (June 2013 – June 2014) increase in new job ads, following a four year high in employment opportunities in May[1], says SEEK, New Zealands leading … Read more »

Solity makes two senior appointments

Press Release – Accentuate

Solity Software Limited (Solity), the Wellington-based software company specialising in crisis preparedness and incident management, today announced two senior appointments. David Humm has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Dan Hamid as Chief Sales … Read more »

Helix Personas: the future of customer profiling in NZ

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

Roy Morgan Research has today launched Helix Personas to the New Zealand market at a special business briefing session in Auckland. Read more »

Acronis Announces New ANZ Team to Work with Channel Partners

Press Release – Acronis

Acronis Announces New ANZ Team to Work with Channel Partners Acronis, the global leader in new generation data protection, has announced the appointments of Lincoln Goldsmith as Sales Director Mobility; Michael Coleman as Sales Manager ANZ for Backup … Read more »

NZ Kiwifruit Growers Welcome Boost to Horticulture Industry

Press Release – New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (NZKGI) has welcomed the Governments plans to get more Kiwis into seasonal work, and its decision to increase the annual Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) cap to a total of 9000 workers. Read more »

Migrant Workers – In response to Press article

Press Release – Tenants Protection Association ChCh Inc

Tenants Protection Association (TPA) has been concerned about the treatment of migrant workers for many years now and is bitterly disappointed that bad practice continues post-Earthquakes. Read more »

New Book – Food, Wine And Stories From Central Otago

Press Release – Amisfield Wine Company

Food, wine and stories are the focus of a new book that shines the light on celebrated Central Otago wine producer Amisfield and its award-winning Amisfield Bistro. Read more »

How to take the anxiety out of farm succession planning

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Many farmers put succession planning into the too hard basket because of rising capital values, but its a crucial process that will be a lot less fraught with danger if family members are involved in the process, says Neil McAra, Crowe Horwaths … Read more »

InternetNZ releases submission on proposed UBA changes

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ has today released its submission to the Commerce Commission on the Commission’s UBA Variants consultation paper, along with a legal opinion that offers some sharp perspectives on Chorus’s proposals. Read more »

Chamber surprised at Basin Reserve flyover decision

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce is surprised and disappointed by the draft decision of the board of inquiry to decline resource consents for the Basin Reserve flyover. Read more »

OfficeMax suppliers sharpen their pencils for a great cause

Press Release – OfficeMax

OfficeMax New Zealand is pleased to announce it will be joined by 10 of its preferred suppliers to help ensure that the Max e Grants programme continues its ongoing work helping children in need. Read more »

SMEs in the regions will welcome investment – survey

Press Release – MYOB

As political parties release their regional strategies in the lead up to this years general election, regional businesses will be welcoming the increased attention on spreading growth across New Zealand. Read more »

Pua Magasiva takes a spin as Move60 Ambassador

Press Release – Coca-Cola

Popular actor, radio announcer and fitness advocate, Pua Magasiva, was today announced as an Ambassador for the Move60 programme.Move60 is an initiative from Coca-Cola in partnership with BikeNZ and the Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) that encourages … Read more »

Quest announces new NZQA qualifications for staff

Press Release – Quest Serviced Apartment Group

Quest is introducing a new on-the-job training programme to help staff gain nationally recognised qualifications. Quest has begun a trial programme, offering the National Certificate in Hospitality (Housekeeping) Level 2, and National Certificate in … Read more »

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