Protecting workers’ lives is not “onerous”

Press Release – EPMU

26 May 2015 Media Release Protecting workers lives is not onerous The government must not water down changes to health and safety legislation which are vital for New Zealand workers, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. The … Read more »

Unions stand together on rejection of poor pay offer

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) supports the decision by New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) members to reject the settlement offer made by DHBs in their Multi-Employer collective agreement, announced earlier today. Read more »

Professionals turning down jobs that fail on flexible hours

Press Release – Robert Walters

Four in ten professionals turning down jobs that fail on flexible working arrangements 40% of professionals say they would reject a job offer if it lacked flexible working opportunities, a new whitepaper from professional recruiter Robert Walters reports. … Read more »

Nurses say no to District Health Boards’ offer

Press Release – NZNO

Nurses, midwives and health care assistants working in the 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) around the country have voted overwhelmingly not to accept the DHBs proposed multi-employer collective agreement. Read more »

AgriPeople are your rural recruitment and People Management

Press Release – Media PA

Working with agricultural employers and employees, AgriPeople focus on creating lasting relationships by using practical tools and applying a practical approach. Read more »

Bus and Coach Industry supports childcare changes

Press Release – Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association President, Andrew Ritchie, praised the governments budget boost to child care. He said that the 20 hours of free early childhood education is a great benefit not only to the parents, but to employers and the economy in general. Read more »

Changes at Flight Centre (NZ) Ltd

Press Release – Flight Centre

Im very pleased with the recent appointments of Simon, Rochelle, Sean and Danny. They all have fantastic track records of success and are well regarded in the industry. Im looking forward to seeing them lead our teams in what is going to be a very … Read more »

Budget silent on small business

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has completely ignored one of the most important sectors of the economy small and medium-sized enterprises in Budget 2015, Labours Small Business spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. A stunning 41 per cent of jobs were created by … Read more »

Budget 2015 refreshingly free of tax changes

Press Release – Deloitte

Apart from the much discussed announcement of extra funding for property tax compliance and a number of measures directed at providing extra tools to Inland Revenue for this work, there were refreshingly few changes to tax settings announced in todays … Read more »

Budget Prevents Doctors from Graduating

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Students’ Assn

The release of Budget 2015 confirms the fears of medical students with future hopes of joining the medical workforce in New Zealand. They won’t have the opportunity to finish their degrees. A Medical degree in New Zealand requires 6 years of study, … Read more »

Budget 2015 shows no plans for public sector wages

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says this budget does not address the wage rises needed across the public sector. Read more »

Metal recycler fined after explosion

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Metal recycler National Steel Limited has been fined $23,500 after an explosion on 17 July 2013 at their Hobill Avenue plant in Wiri revealed a catalogue of health and safety failings. National Steel Limited was fined on Tuesday in the Manukau District … Read more »

Fact Sheet 3 – Changes to Working for Families

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Low- to middle-income working families not on a benefit will get up to $12.50 a week more from Working for Families, depending on their income. Read more »

Fact sheet 2: Increasing benefit rates for families with children

Press Release – New Zealand Government

From 1 April 2016, rates of main benefits for families with dependent children will increase by $25 a week after tax. Read more »

NZ migration rises to new annual record in April

Article – Markinson

May 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration rose to a new annual record in April, as more students arrived from India and China and fewer locals left for Australia. Read more »

New office leasing broker at JLL

Press Release – JLL

AUCKLAND, 20th May 2015 JLL welcomes the newest appointment to the Auckland team, Thomas Dixon. Read more »

PGDB Board appoints New Chief Executive

Press Release – Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

PGDB Board appoints New Chief Executive The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) has appointed Martin Sawyers as its new Chief Executive and Registrar. Mr Sawyers is currently the Manager of Corporate Services for the Real Estate Agents … Read more »

Talent shortages on the rise with NZ ranked 11th globally

Press Release – Manpower Group

Skilled Trades, Technicians and Engineers top roles in demand across New Zealand: ManpowerGroup annual Talent Shortage Survey Read more »

Meredith Connell Launches New Brand Identity

Press Release – Meredith Connell

The countrys largest litigation firm, Meredith Connell, has today launched a new brand identity. This follows the announcement last month by the Attorney-General, Hon. Christopher Finlayson QC, that the firm will continue for the next decade as … Read more »

Andrew Little’s Pre-Budget Speech

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Only on rare occasions does a single budget have a profound effect on the economy, and on peoples lives. Read more »

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