Easter Trading: Govt gives working people the middle finger

Press Release – FIRST Union

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. Read more »

2016 Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Award Shortlist Announced

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Media Release 25th September 2015 2016 Hawkes Bay Tourism Industry Award Shortlist Announced Tourism businesses in Hawkes Bay have put their best foot forward for the 2016 Hawkes Bay Tourism Industry awards, with 20 businesses vying for the … Read more »

Vinyl Bar employees have sexual violence prevention training

Press Release – Sexual Abuse Prevention Network

Vinyl Bar employees undergo sexual violence prevention training,following criticism from patrons of handling of a sexual assault Read more »

Shop Trading Hours Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill that enables territorial authorities to decide whether shops in their district can trade on Easter Sunday has passed its third reading in Parliament this afternoon. The Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill is a pragmatic and well-balanced Bill which … Read more »

Amnesty for Foreign Students Covers up Failing Inspectorate

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The so-called amnesty for foreign students who dob in exploitative employers is a cover-up for a Labour Inspectorate that is failing to do its job, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Business confidence defies usual winter blues

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Chambers August Business Confidence Survey has confirmed that the availability, or rather lack of availability, of people with the right skills and the right talent is affecting our ability to make the most of good economic times. Read more »

SBS Bank steps up (twice) to help meet growing demand

Press Release – Ronald McDonald House

SBS Bank steps up (twice) to help meet growing demand at both Ronald McDonald House South Island facilities Read more »

Bobby calf improvements noted this season

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The calving season for dairy farmers is now in full swing and improvements in calf welfare have been noted across the bobby calf supply chain. Read more »

CityLife Auckland Receptionist Judged NZ’s Best

Press Release – CityLife Auckland

MS PRIYANKA (Payal) SHARMA of CityLife Auckland has been awarded the AICR New Zealand 2016 Receptionist of the Year. Read more »

Please Stop the Politicking And Fix Shop Trading Hours Mess

Press Release – Retail NZ

As the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill is being debated in Parliament, Retail NZ has urged our MPs to put their politics aside and fix the current set of broken rules. Read more »

Chris Gallaher Elected New Chairman for Pacific Edge Board

Press Release – Pacific Edge

The Board of cancer diagnostics company, Pacific Edge Limited (NZX: PEB) has announced the election of Mr Chris Gallaher as Chairman, replacing Mr Chris Swann who, as previously advised, is stepping down from the Board at todays Annual Shareholders Meeting. Read more »

New Zealand Police win diversity award

Press Release – Diversityworks

The New Zealand Polices initiatives to transform gender diversity within its ranks have resulted in the organisation taking the top prize at this years Diversity Awards NZ. Read more »

UPDATE: Methven books $2.7M after cancelling earn-out

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Listed shower and tapware maker Methven booked a $2.7 million gain in its full-year net profit adjustments after cancelling an earnout agreement with the owner of the Chinese manufacturing facility it bought in 2014. Read more »

Companies use selfies to stay safe at work

Press Release – ThunderMaps

A local app developer is helping companies make health and safety fun, so that employees stay safe at work. This novel approach was conceived and is being championed by ThunderMaps, a leading provider of mobile reporting software for workplace health and safety. Read more »

Firm highly commended for Empowerment at Diversity Awards

Press Release – Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Leading law firm MinterEllisonRuddWatts has been awarded Highly Commended in the Empowerment category at the prestigious Diversity NZ Awards, held last night at SkyCity. The award celebrates innovative responses to gender balance in the workforce. Read more »

NZ insolvency practitioners face new licensing regime

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s insolvency practitioners look likely to face a new licensing regime after a report to Commerce Minister Paul Goldsmith found that gaps in existing rules enable dishonesty and incompetence. Read more »

Consultation on insolvency practitioner standards

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has today released part one of the review into insolvency law, which discusses and sets out recommendations on the regulation of insolvency practitioners and measures to address the harms of voluntary … Read more »

Sheep Milk Industry Set to Grow through New Partnership

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealands fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost today with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co. The new … Read more »

Living Wage Employer Accreditation

Press Release – Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust

The Hutt Valley Disabled Resources Trust wishes to announce that it has formally been accredited as a Living Wage Employer 2016/17 by the Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Minister welcomes new sheep milk PGP programme

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme announced today aimed at boosting New Zealands sheep milk industry. Read more »

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