Former Middlemore cooks fed up with long wait for pay

Press Release – E tu

Former Middlemore Hospital cooks and menu processors are fed up with the long wait for tens of thousands of dollars in gratuity payments theyre owed after they lost their jobs. Read more »

The Government’s disregard for evidence is an own goal

Press Release – New Zealand Association of Scientists

By casually dismissing research showing that 90 – day employment trials have not met policy goals , the Government is undermining its own big data initiative. Read more »

Tamati Coffey Reveals ‘Ponsonby Rd’ Now Living Wage Employer

Press Release – Tamati Coffey

When television personality Tamati Coffey and his partner, Tim Smith opened Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar in March 2015, they aimed to bring something different to Rotoruas hospitality industry. Read more »

The Government’s disregard for evidence is an own goal

Press Release – New Zealand Association of Scientists

By casually dismissing research showing that 90-day employment trials have not met policy goals, the Government is undermining its own big data initiative. Read more »

Free advice for business people

Press Release – Waikato District Council

North Waikato business people can now access free advice, support and potentially funding to help their enterprise grow. Read more »

Business Awards to Recognise Age Friendly Businesses

Press Release – Business Kapiti Horowhenua Inc

Launched in 2013, the Customer Choice category has become a popular addition to the Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards. And this year a new Award has been added to recognise businesses that are catering to the needs of older people. Read more »

Plan properly before farm burn-offs

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Farmers are being urged to thoroughly manage risks during burn-offs after a company was fined $72,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $107,000 following the death of an employee. Read more »

Sun rises on Sky Tower for Matariki Festival

Press Release – SKYCITY

This weekend, the Sky Tower will light as a sunrise for the opening weekend of Aucklands Matariki Festival, celebrating Maori New Year and the rise of the Matariki constellation. Read more »

90-day work trials an unfair failure which must change

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A new Treasury report shows the Governments 90-day trials havent helped businesses and are inherently unfair, Labours Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. Read more »

Fonterra Senior Leadership Team Appointments

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced a senior leadership team and business unit structure that will enable the Co-operative to continue to deliver maximum value creation and strong performance. Chief Executive Theo Spierings said … Read more »

Little impact from 90-day law – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

An economic analysis of employee and hiring data from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust has shown that the policy has led to little change in employment rates or employee mobility. Read more »

Ninety-day trial period has no impact on firms’ hiring

Article – BusinessDesk

June 17 (BusinessDesk) – The introduction of a 90-day trial period has had no impact on hiring by New Zealand companies although they are now in widespread use, according to researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. Read more »

90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Government research agrees with CTU; 90 day fire at will periods are a failed experiment Read more »

90 day trial periods have little to no effect

Press Release – MOTU

The introduction of 90-day trial periods in 2009 was controversial, with the government promoting the initiative as likely to increase hiring, particularly of disadvantaged job-seekers, and unions concerned that workers would be at risk of unscrupulous employment … Read more »

New Working Paper on Trial Periods in Employment

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury published a new Working Paper today looking at the impacts of 90-day employment trial periods. Read more »

What is really at the centre of Paid Parental Leave?

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) are concerned that there are huge and growing gaps in how newborns are treated in NZ. Read more »

Voters to have the final veto on paid parental leave

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders will have the final right of veto on a Government that has ignored democracy and is out of touch with the pressures and demands on families, says Labour MP Sue Moroney. Read more »

Dunne Sees Irony in Paid Parental Leave Veto

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

“Just yesterday the Government called for children to be placed at the heart of policy-making in their CYFS reforms, but today we see a Government vetoing policy that would have given children the best start in life,” said Mr Dunne. United Future has supported … Read more »

Govt vetoes paid parental leave bill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Bill English Minister of Finance Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister of Workplace Relations 16 June 2016 Media Statement Govt vetos paid parental leave bill Read more »

Tourism boom pays off for NZ hotels

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

2015 was an exceptional year for New Zealand hotels which collectively recorded their best results in five years, according to new Tourism Industry Aotearoa research. Read more »

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