Business Scoop


Companies and workers need certainty to thrive

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

BusinessNZ chief Kirk Hope is exactly right in saying Government policy must maximise economic growth and generate jobs that lead to higher incomes and make Kiwis better off, Nationals finance spokesperson Amy Adams says. Read more »

Greenstone Group appoint head of new Wellington office

Press Release – Greenstone Group

Leading project and property advisory company Greenstone Group has appointed Nick Jones as the head of its new Wellington office to help meet growing demand from new and existing clients in the capital. Read more »

Temporary and contract solutions a driving force

Press Release – Hays

The use of temporary and contract staff is set to increase further in New Zealand, according to recruiting experts Hays. Data from the recruiters annual Hays Salary Guide shows 21 per cent of employers in New Zealand now engage contract and temporary … Read more »

Strike vote by overloaded Learning Support specialists

Press Release – NZEI

NZEI TE Riu Roa members who are psychologists, speech language therapists and other learning support specialists, employed directly by the Ministry of Education, are set to strike for a day on Tuesday 21 August, following the results of a secret ballot … Read more »

Student scholarship for noted conservationist

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Noted Whenuakite farmer, the late Arthur Hinds, is to have a Work Placement Scholarship established in his honour by the Department of Conservation and Waikato Regional Council. Read more »

Oh that’s where they get their profits from!

Press Release – First Union

Inequality: a kick in the guts for hard working New Zealanders Today the National Business Review released its Rich List. For the first time, the combined value of the rich listers has tipped over the $100 billion dollar mark, thats up 26% from … Read more »

RSE scheme better for business and New Zealand workers

Press Release – MBIE

The tenth annual survey of RSE employers is another win for the New Zealand horticulture and viticulture industries and New Zealanders. Read more »

Strikes, strikes, strikes – and more to come

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

There have now been twice as many people go on strike in the past ten months than in the entire nine years of the previous National-led Government, Nationals spokespeople for Workplace Relations and Safety, Scott Simpson and Dan Bidois say. Read more »

Safe staffing and healthy workplaces a Ministry priority

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Ministry of Healths acting Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon says the safe staffing accord sends a clear message the health sector is committed to the safety of all staff and patients. Read more »

Select committee urged to stop spread of ISDS under CPTPP

Press Release – It’s Our Future

A range of labour, health and environmental organisations are calling for a clause to be inserted into the CPTPP Amendment Bill that would prevent future governments from extending investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) to countries seeking to join … Read more »

Three simple steps to fix Wellington’s bus fiasco

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Bus drivers, their union, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions addressed Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) this morning with the request it makes good on its promise to fix the regions bus problems. Read more »

Disability responsive training changes attitudes

Press Release – Life Unlimited

When a customer with a disability comes to the counter at Hamilton City Council, they know theyre going to be treated appropriately thanks to a training programme running at the council with a local charitable trust. Read more »

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