Fuel50 raises second investment round to take on US market

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland-based software startup Fuel50 raised $1 million in a second angel investment round to fund its push in the US, where it was named as one of five best new technologies at an international human resources industry … Read more »

The Factory fires up in Palmerston North

Press Release – The Factory

The Factory, Palmerston Norths best co-working community workspace, today announced that it will open its doors in late March 2015. Read more »

Poor govt advice to workers on petrol station drive-offs

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has raised concerns with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (‘MBIE’) regarding their reported advice to workers about the petrol station drive away issue. Read more »

Dame Susan Devoy Launches Diversity Programme

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Management

The importance of recognising the fast changing population and the impact of this upon the workforce in New Zealand companies has been recognised by a new programme being offered by NZIM in 2015. Read more »

Gull Statement Regarding Drive Off Fines

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Gull, like the rest of New Zealand, is very concerned with the actions taken by the Masterton Night n Day franchisee to deduct employees pay to cover costs of public drive offs. Gulls policy is not to charge staff for drive offs that happen on … Read more »

Māori Television Appoints Interim Head of News and Current Affairs

Press Release – Māori Television

Māori Television has appointed award-winning journalist and TV broadcaster Maramena Roderick to the position of Interim Head of News and Current Affairs. Maramena Roderick has an extensive background in journalism having reported for the New Zealand Herald … Read more »

Kindergarten support staff achieve pay rise in tough climate

Press Release – NZEI

The valuable contribution of kindergarten support staff has been recognised with a pay increase, despite the significant funding cuts that the kindergarten associations are experiencing. Read more »

Auckland restaurant fined for non-compliance

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A restaurant in Auckland has been ordered to pay $12,000 for failing to pay wages and holiday pay, following action taken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments Labour Inspectorate. Read more »

Women in trades: it’s a good fit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Louise Upston is encouraging employers to attract more women to trades work to assist with the Canterbury rebuild. Read more »

Employer caught abusing new ‘teabreaks law’

Press Release – Unite Union

Employer caught abusing new teabreaks law to exploit workers The government passed the controversial teabreaks legislation only a few weeks ago and already Unite Union has caught an employer using this law as an excuse for ill-treating their … Read more »

Speaker rates Australasia over US for game industry culture

Press Release – AnimfxNZ

Lifetime gamer and gaming community manager Tara Brannigan believes industry culture in Australasia is galaxies apart from that in the United States, where she began her career. Read more »

Forum focuses on educating health professionals

Press Release – Ako Aotearoa

How New Zealands education and training system can support a strong, sustainable health workforce is the focus of a forum being held in Wellington today. Read more »

More industry needed in industry training

Press Release – Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

While 140,000 people are gaining skills through industry training every year, New Zealands skills gap is predicted to widen. That gap, between supply of and demand for, skilled workers could slow productivity and stall economic growth. Read more »

NZ performing well, return to surplus a challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand remains on track for solid economic growth, more jobs and rising incomes over the next few years, but falling dairy prices and low inflation will make returning to surplus this year challenging, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

Children’s Plea

Press Release – Children’s Plea

A plea has been sent to all Members of Parliament, regardless of party affiliation, to accord urgency and priority to children’s issues. These issues include vulnerability, safety and childhood poverty. Read more »

Commission calls for answers on handling of CERA harassment

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. Read more »

Acting chief executive of CERA appointed

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today announced the appointment of Mr John Ombler as Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). Mr Ombler will take up this role on 1 December 2014. Mr Ombler will also … Read more »

AWF mulls $12M rights issue in early 2015 to reduce debt

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – AWF Group, the contract labour firm that last year took on debt to acquire white-collar recruiter Madison, will probably launch a $12 million rights offer next year to reduce its borrowings and put some money in the kitty for … Read more »

Grow Whakatāne Board criticises airline decision

Press Release – Grow Whakatane Advisory Board

Members of the Grow Whakatne Advisory Board have condemned Air New Zealands decision to withdraw scheduled air services from Whakatane Airport and other regional centres in April next year. Read more »

Air NZ Cuts May Make Rural Health Workforce Hard to Recruit

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) endorses the concerns expressed by rural doctors about the impact of Air New Zealand cuts to regional services. Read more »

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