Electra Appoints New Chief Executive

Press Release – Electra

The Board of Electra Limited are delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Simmonds as its next Chief Executive. Read more »

Restructuring of Southern Cross Forest Products

Press Release – KordaMentha

The receivers of Southern Cross Forest Products (SCFP) announced today a restructuring of the South Island businesses. Receiver, Brendon Gibson from KordaMentha, said: It is no secret that the company has long struggled to secure sufficient log supplies … Read more »

Canterbury’s tight labour market – new report

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Canterburys tight labour market new report Canterbury labour demand is growing at a greater rate than the national average while labour supply is limited, according to the Canterbury Job-Matching Report for the December 2013 quarter released by the … Read more »

Gender quotas should be a last resort

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (IoD), says introducing gender quotas is not the best solution to increase the number of women directors on New Zealand boards. Read more »

Extractives Industry Advisory Group appointed

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

A highly experienced group of extractives industry experts has been appointed to provide advice to the WorkSafe New Zealand Board on the implementation of the new regulatory framework for mining and tunnelling. Read more »

2014 Workplace Survey – Police celebrate positive gains

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The results of NZ Police’s 2014 Workplace Survey are being delivered across the organisation, with headline results showing a significant increase in engagement, says Commissioner Mike Bush. Read more »

Derek Leask: Media Advisory Re: Nigel Fyfe MOJ Appointment

Press Release – Derek Leask

Derek Leask yesterday 20 April 2014 made the following observations in response to a media enquiry about the recently announced appointment of Mr Nigel Fyfe, currently Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Justice (Legal and Operational Services and Legal … Read more »

Kiwis still paying too much for ACC

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwis are still paying too much for ACC so that the National Government can balance its books, Labours ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. Read more »

Westland values are alive and well

Press Release – Westland Milk Products

The severity of the storm on the South Islands West Coast is becoming clearer as communication is restored, Westland Milk Products says, and the dairy company is advising its farmers and staff to make sure theyre taking a break and support … Read more »

Politicians Should Maintain Workers’ Easter Break

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is rejecting calls for any liberalisation of Easter trading laws and says that workers deserve a break to spend time with their families. This is not an issue about choice as has been argued. For many workers, they dont have … Read more »

Workers can kiss goodbye to Easter Sunday off

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments decision to reprioritise scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labours Associate Labour Issues spokesperson … Read more »

Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Today marks two years since Labour MP Sue Moroney’s Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks was drawn from the members’ ballot. Read more »

Labour to protect subbies in construction failures

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labours Commerce spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove will introduce a supplementary order paper to the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill to ensure subcontractors are paid for the work theyve done when construction companies collapse. Read more »

Work visa problems need monitoring

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labours Associate Immigration spokesperson. Read more »

Resignation rates among cops soar

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The number of frontline officers quitting the police force is at a four-year high, with more than 350 walking off the job in the past year, Labours Police spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. Read more »

Where Are The 15,000 Jobs?

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Paula Bennett is today proudly telling New Zealand that beneficiary numbers have decreased by 15,000 in the past year. There is no proud declaration that 15,000 jobs have been created in the same period, says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson, … Read more »

Change of approach to government procurement needed

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The rail engineering industry has been totally let down by Nationals lack of manufacturing policy, and Labours measures outlined today represent a marked shift in approach to supporting domestic industries, the RMTU said today. Read more »

Expert nurses as good as doctors – new research

Press Release – Massey University

Nurse practitioners are just as good as registrars in making patient diagnoses even very complex ones and planning the correct care, says a new Doctor of Philosophy from Massey University. Read more »

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 »

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