Open Minds and Doors to People with Disabilities – HRC

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Governments Hidden Talent Tour to encourage employers to take on more New Zealanders with disabilities. Read more »

Fonterra winds up $109M staff pension scheme

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, which is on a cost-cutting drive in the face of weak global prices, has wound up a $109 million staff pension scheme inherited from the New Zealand Dairy Board as part of the amalgamation that created … Read more »

Good NZ directors too wary of joining SME boards

Article – BusinessDesk

May 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s small- and medium-sized businesses are struggling to attract high-quality directors to their boards, leaving a gap for firms just when they need an experienced hand on the tiller, Financial Markets Authority boss Rob … Read more »

Online company reviews influence jobseekers

Press Release – Hays

More than 80% of New Zealand jobseekers say the online comments of former employees influence their decision to apply for a job or work for a particular organisation, according to recruiting experts Hays. Read more »

ANZ Organisations Waste NZ$61 billion Each Year

Press Release – Kronos

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, May 30, 2016 NZ$61bn per annum thats how much organisations in Australia and New Zealand are wasting on unnecessary administrative tasks, according to new research from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated … Read more »

Waikato support workers to hold further strikes over wages

Press Release – Public Service Association

More than 200 specialist support workers at Community Living Limited will take more industrial action, after employers refused to make more than a miserly pay offer to union members. Read more »

Peters: Farmers Must Reject Being National’s Doormat

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Twenty-eight years ago, the late David Lange said: “Farming is a sunset industry and manufacturing and tourism will take its place.” Read more »

Labour Bill would back Kiwi jobs

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 26 May 2016 Labour Bill would back Kiwi jobs The Governments $40 billion of buying power would go towards backing Kiwi businesses and jobs under a Labour Members Bill which will be debated by … Read more »

Builder ordered to pay over $48K after employee injured

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

A sentencing in the Wellington District Court yesterday has underlined the importance of managing fall from height workplace hazards after a construction worker fell from a ladder and sustained serious brain injuries. Read more »

Fonterra Co-operative wins major health and safety award

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Two innovative employee health and wellness initiatives from Fonterra Co-operative Limited brought the company the WorkSafe New Zealand and ACC sponsored Supreme Award at tonight’s Safeguard Workplace Health and Safety Awards in Auckland. Read more »

FMA Announcement

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

FMA completes consideration of complaints and finds they do not have any reason to believe the [Notice of Meeting and Shareholder] Information Pack was misleading or deceptive Read more »

Veto On Parental Leave Fails To Value Parents

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ says that the government veto on paid parental leave is disrespectful to parents and the young families, and is also flawed because it fails to recognise the benefit of investing in hands-on parenting especially for middle- and low-income … Read more »

Youth rates spur strike vote by Wellington Airport staff

Press Release – E Tu

Pay talks for workers stalled in December after their employer, US contracting company, Delaware North refused to negotiate unless it could introduce youth rates. Read more »

Soltius celebrates 20th anniversary

Press Release – Soltius New Zealand

Auckland 24 May 2016 Enterprise systems specialist Soltius, New Zealands only Gold SAP Partner, celebrates its 20th birthday this month and CEO Nick Mulcahy says the companys success is as much to do with staff attitude as it is technical expertise. … Read more »

Salt Receives Investment from Global Player

Press Release – salt

One of New Zealands leading recruitment firms, salt, and their Asia Pacific sister company, font, attracts investment from global digital recruitment specialists, Read more »

Mike Loftus appointed executive chair of CricHQ

Press Release – CricHQ

CricHQ, the worlds largest cricket management digital platform, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Loftus to the role of Executive Chairman. Mike has been the non-executive Chair of CricHQ for almost a year, in which time the company … Read more »

PFI seeks boost for directors’ fee pool

Article – BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Property For Industry, the listed industrial property investor, wants to boost its pool for directors’ fees by almost a third to give members a pay rise and allow for professional director Susan Peterson to join the company. Read more »

Statement regarding Earl and Lani Hagaman

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little has written to legal representatives for Earl and Lani Hagaman today. He has informed them that, as Leader of the Opposition, he has a constitutional duty to challenge the actions of the Government over the expenditure of public funds. Read more »

Air NZ has delivered 8.4% annual return since rescue

Press Release – BusinessDesk

The government was forced to re-nationalise Air New Zealand in 2002 to save the airline from bankruptcy but the investment has paid off in the long run by delivering an annual return estimated at 8.4 percent, the Treasury estimates. Read more »

HELL extends paid training for intellectually disabled youth

Press Release – Hell Pizza

HELL has extended its paid work experience programme Active in HELL for another full year and is keen for more young Kiwis to be involved. Read more »

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