Be aware of important new employment standards

Press Release – Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson Partner Phillipa Muir says that from 1 April 2017, all individual employment agreements need to comply with new requirements under the Employment Relations Act 2000. Read more »

Another Step towards Pay Equity

Press Release – BPW NZ

The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) is pleased that Parliament now have another tool for gender equity in the workplace. Read more »

Auckland Mayor to hear stories of his city

Press Release – Public Service Association

Aucklands public servants are at breaking point due to the housing crisis – and more than half of them plan to leave the city, the Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says. Read more »

NZ Post names new Chief Executive

Press Release – NZ Post

NZ Post Board Chair Jane Taylor today announced that David Walsh will take up the role of Chief Executive Officer at NZ Post, with effect from 1 May 2017. Read more »

Regulatory Amendment Bills pass into law

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Parliament has today passed three Regulatory Amendment Bills into law, bringing up to date 20 pieces of legislation, Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Fatality at level crossing near Morrinsville

Press Release – KiwiRail

A tragic accident at a level crossing near Morrinsville this afternoon has left one person dead and another critically injured. KiwiRails Group General Manager of Asset Management David Gordon says a 716m long freight train ferrying goods between … Read more »

Scrapping VSO’s dangerous and short-sighted

Press Release – NZ Police Association

The Police Association is deeply concerned that the jobs of the countrys 26 Vehicle Safety Officers (VSOs) are to be axed at a time when New Zealands road toll is unacceptably high, and climbing. Read more »

Equal pay legislation to go before parliament

Press Release – Public Service Association

A bill which will help New Zealand women secure equal pay will go before parliament – and the PSA calls on all parties to support it. Read more »

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa signs MOU with Student Job Search

Press Release – Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Te Wnanga o Aotearoa tauira (students) now have access to thousands of job opportunities through leading employment service Student Job Search Aotearoa. Read more »

Women’s pay in Parliament’s hands

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is thrilled to have had a Members Bill drawn from the ballot today that offers a concrete solution to fix the gender pay imbalance in New Zealand. Read more »

Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand, former staff remain unpaid

Press Release – First Union

The union representing former distribution centre staff at collapsed childrens retailer Pumpkin Patch is warning the Catch Group, the brands new buyer, that the brands reputation will be further damaged as former distribution centre and … Read more »

No Place for Complacency

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the Reserve Banks OCR releases are masterpieces of misinformation, says New Zealand First Leader and MP For Northland, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Event reveals truth about Auckland housing crisis

Press Release – Public Service Association

Heartbreaking stories from key workers in Auckland will be on display in Aotea Square tomorrow, in a public event hosted by the Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi. Read more »

Diversity Award a big boost for New Zealand businesses

Press Release – Diversity Works

Recognition at the Diversity Awards NZ has helped two innovative local companies make an even bigger impact with their initiatives designed to create an inclusive workplace for New Zealanders. Read more »

Increases to retirement age: impact on residence eligibility

Press Release – Lane Neave

The New Zealand Government announced on 6 March 2017 the intention to begin progressively raising the age of superannuationin 20 years time (from1 July 2037) from 65 to 67. Increased life expectancy, longer lasting health and sustainability of the … Read more »

NZ’s labour productivity dips on strong jobs market

Article – BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s labour productivity fell 0.7 percent in the year to March 2016 bolstered by the strong labour market as waves of migrants look for work. Read more »

Hurunui Water Project Chief Executive to retire

Press Release – Hurunui Water Project

Alex Adams, Chief Executive of the high profile Hurunui Water Project (HWP) is stepping down from the role on 30 April, HWP Chairman of Directors Lindsay Lloyd announced today. Read more »

Govt failing business on R&D

Press Release – Green Party

22 March 2017 Govtfailing business on R&D The National Governments research and development (R&D) strategy has failed, with a lower proportion of businessesnowengagingin R&Dthan whenthey took office, the Green Party … Read more »

New Zealand’s productivity keeps slip-sliding away

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The latest productivity figures from Statistics New Zealand, revealing Labour productivity fell 0.7 percent in the year ended March 2016, show Kiwis are working harder than ever before and getting less and less for their hard work, says Labours Finance … Read more »

Conference aims to educate aesthetic professionals

Press Release – Beauty Tech Conference

Numerous complaints about unsafe practices in beauty, laser and aesthetic clinics from around New Zealand paints a disturbing picture of the industry. Read more »

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