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QLDC Names Upper Clutha Liaison Manager

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has appointed a new Upper Clutha Liaison Manager to support the work of the Wnaka Community Board. Jessica Garrett joins QLDC on Monday 7 December and will be based in the Wnaka office in Ardmore Street. … Read more »

10 Years After The Pike River Disaster: No Justice For Families

Opinion – Socialist Equality Group

November 19 marked the 10th anniversary of the 2010 Pike River coal mine disaster. Twenty-nine miners died after a series of underground explosions in a mine located on the remote West Coast of the South Island. Their bodies have never been recovered. … Read more »

Lisa Tumahai Re-elected Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere

Press Release – Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Lisa Tumahai and Matapura Ellison Lisa Tumahai, Te Rnanga o Ngi Tahu representative for Ngti Waewae Rnanga, has today been re-elected as Kaiwhakahaere (chair) of Te Rnanga o Ngi Tahu. The result follows an election held today at Te Rnanga … Read more »

Government Must Intervene To Halt Mass Wage Theft

Press Release – FIRST Union

FIRST Union, the union representing 1200 Ambulance Professionals at St John, are calling on the Government to intervene in what can only be described as “Mass Wage Theft”. FIRST Union has filed for urgency in the Employment Court for compliance … Read more »

Context Architects Appoints New Chief Executive

Press Release – Context Architects

Context Architects has appointed a new Chief Executive to lead the business. Managing Director and co-owner Stephen Voyle is moving out of the role of Managing Director, and taking up the role of Principal Owner to focus on working with key clients on … Read more »

Jobs For Nature Funding Will Leave A Conservation Legacy For Waikanae Awa

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Kiritapu Allan Minister of Conservation Ninety-two jobs will be created to help environmental restoration in the Waikanae River catchment through $8.5 million of Jobs for Nature funding, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan announced today. The … Read more »

Hamilton City Council wins Excellence in Social Impact Award

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

Hamilton City Councils Te Awa River Path Project won the 2020 Infrastructure New Zealand Excellence in Social Impact Award, sponsored by Downer at the ReBuilding Nations Gala Dinner last night. Read more »

10 Years Since Pike Disaster

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

November 19 marks the 10th anniversary of Pike River Mine disaster when 29 men were killed at work in the mine. No no-one has ever been held to account for the deaths. “Ten years on from Pike – a preventable workplace catastrophe – things have … Read more »

Worker’s Leg Amputated After Being Crushed In Unguarded Machinery

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

An Auckland based steel companys failure to guard machinery resulted in a worker having his left leg amputated. In a decision released by Waitakere District Court this week, structural steel fabricating company D & H Steel Construction … Read more »

Jump In Apprentice And Trainee Numbers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education The number of New Zealanders taking up apprenticeships has increased nearly 50 percent, and the number of female apprentices has more than doubled. This comes as a Government campaign to raise the profile of vocational education … Read more »

Aussie Govt Pinches Kiwi Workers, NZ Govt Won’t Lift A Finger

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Australian Government is going all out to pinch our workers, while our Government wont lift a finger to support industry, says ACTs Primary Industries Spokesperson Mark Cameron. Kiwis are being promised $2,000 if they complete six weeks harvesting … Read more »

Training Industry On Verge Of Collapse Due To Covid And Ministerial Refusal To Intervene

Press Release – NZALPA

The announcement of the closure of one of the worlds leading pilot training institutions, despite the establishment of its own border quarantine facilities, is a critical blow to the countrys multi-million aviation training industry, says the New Zealand … Read more »

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