BNZ names Anthony Healy as new CEO, replacing Thorburn

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) Bank of New Zealand, the local unit of Australias third-biggest mortgage lender, named the head of its business bank, Anthony Healy, as its new chief executive. Read more »

Anthony Healy appointed to lead Bank of New Zealand

Press Release – BNZ

BNZ chairman John Waller announced today that Anthony Healy had been appointed managing director and chief executive officer of BNZ, effective from 12 May, 2014. Read more »

Air NZ Cargo ExportNZ Auckland Award finalists announced

Press Release – ExportNZ

New Zealands reputation as a land of milk and honey lifestyle is underpinned by an increasing range of eclectic high value businesses epitomized by the finalists in the 2014 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards Auckland. Read more »

Labour takes manufacturing seriously

Press Release – EPMU

Labour takes manufacturing seriously Manufacturing workers and employers will all benefit from economic policies announced today by the Labour Party leader, David Cunliffe. The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has welcomed the announcement … Read more »

Manufacturing policy welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Todays announcement of Labours manufacturing policy is very welcome, says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. Just as many other developed countries are realising, having a strong manufacturing sector pays off in good jobs, retaining … Read more »

NZ dollar drops to 5-wk low vs. pound after upbeat UK jobs

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar dropped to a five-week low against the British pound after UK unemployment fell more than expected and wage growth accelerated, turning investor attention to the possibility of higher interest rates. Read more »

Mediaworks Appoints Head of Corporate Communications

Press Release – Mediaworks

MediaWorks has appointed Rachel Lorimer to the newly created role of Group Head of Corporate Communications. Lorimer will oversee external communications, corporate affairs and internal communications for the Group, which includes TV3 and FOUR, radio … Read more »

New Zealand Shut for Easter

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

A national survey this week of Hospitality establishments shows that just over half are planning to close on Good Friday and over a third plan to close on Easter Sunday. Read more »

English confirms he has no plan to raise wages

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed he has absolutely no plans to lift wages, Labours spokesperson on Labour Issues, Andrew Little says. Read more »

Focus must now go on fishing industry jobs for NZ workers

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union says focus must now go on fishing industry jobs for New Zealand workers Read more »

The FCV Bill – Flagging 30 years of failures?

Press Release – Slave Free Seas

Paying seafarers at least a minimum wage under the Minimum Wage Act 1983 has applied to the New Zealand fishing industry for more than 30 years. It was, and is, a basic protection which had two universals it was universally accepted by the fishing … Read more »

Hard work pays career dividends

Press Release – Hays

Hard-working, proactive, collaborative, adaptive, ethical and credible all make the list of personal characteristics shared by successful CFOs, says recruiting experts Hays in New Zealand. Read more »

Project management appointment to progress AgResearch plans

Press Release – AgResearch

New Zealands agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. AgResearch has appointed Christchurch-based The Project Office, to plan and manage the delivery of its campus … Read more »

Low innovation and weak international connections

Press Release – Productivity Commission

Although productivity growth is picking up, New Zealand still has a large productivity gap compared to other OECD countries. Read more »

Refocusing of rescue helicopter service

Press Release – Northland Emergency Services Trust

The Northland Emergency Services Trust has appointed a new General Manager whose role will include streamlining the organisations day to day operations, boosting community fundraising efforts, and identifying local ambassadors. Read more »

Lincoln cleaners outsourced

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

Lincoln University will outsource its staff to an as yet undecided cleaning company, but TEU organiser Cindy Doull says its not worth it, and what money the university might save is negligible. Read more »

Online job vacancies pick up in March

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of jobs advertised online grew by 1.9 per cent in March 2014, following a 1.3 per cent decrease in February, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments latest Jobs Online report. Read more »

“Rock star economy’ throws hospital staff out the window

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association says administrative staff at hospitals around the country are missing out on Bill Englishs rock star economy, with the Government instructing pay rises be limited to just 0.7%. Read more »

Industry Training & Apprenticeships Bill passes 3rd reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Legislation that completes the Governments comprehensive reforms to industry training today passed its third and final reading in Parliament. Read more »

English: Pre-Budget Speech, Wellington

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its great to see measures of business confidence in Wellington rising. I recently attended the 20th anniversary of Infratil, a Wellington-based company built on managing airports and electricity companies better than governments can. Read more »

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