The infrastructure boost will be powered by skills

Press Release – Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The governments announcement of $11 Billion in capital infrastructure over the next four years needs to be underpinned by investment in skills and workplace training, says the Industry Training Federation. Read more »

Rail and maritime workers mark Workers Memorial Day tomorrow

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is marking Workers Memorial Day on April 28 at events across the country, including unveiling a new memorial in Kawerau dedicated to workers who never made it home. Read more »

Government to allocate $11b in new capital

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government to allocate $11b in new capital The Government will allocate $11 billion in new capital infrastructure over the next four Budgets in addition to spending already included in agency baselines, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. We are … Read more »

Unfiltered appoints Kevin Roberts chair, Rob Fyfe director

Article – BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) – Unfiltered Media, whose subscribers can access long-form interviews with business leaders and entrepreneurs, has appointed ad man Kevin Roberts and Icebreaker boss Rob Fyfe to its board, with Roberts taking the chair. Read more »

Acceptable circumstances to carry passengers on quad bikes

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has clarified the circumstances in which it is acceptable to carry passengers on single-seat quad bikes, in consultation with Federated Farmers, Beef + Lamb NZ, and DairyNZ. Read more »

Report calls for culture change at Aussie-owned banks

Press Release – FIRST Union

The union representing finance workers in New Zealands four majors the Australian-owned ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac is urging New Zealand executives to adopt the recommendations on retail banking practice and culture in the recently released Sedgwick report. Read more »

New funding to aid job opportunities in Waikato

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Mori Development Minister Te Uruora Flavell has announced a funding partnership between Te Puni Kkiri and Waikato-Tainui to support employment opportunities in Waikato. Read more »

100 Entrepreneurs in 365 Days

Press Release – Lifetime Creative

New Zealand serial entrepreneur Logan Elliott has launched an ambitious goal to help 100 people start a new business within the next year. Read more »

Vodafone announces Family Violence policy to support team

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafone has today announced it is taking steps to support all team members and their families impacted by family violence. Read more »

Clear disregard for the safety of workers and others

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Sub-optimal demolition work of three residential buildings placed workers and neighbours at significant risk of asbestos exposure and landed the home owner with a large clean-up bill. Read more »

Civilian NZDF staff strike action

Press Release – Public Service Association

Civilian staff working for the New Zealand Defence Force will conduct a picket tomorrow morning at the Devonport Ferry Terminal in support of a nationwide campaign for improved pay and conditions. Read more »

Nominations extended for YES Program

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Nominations extended for Youth in Emergency Services (YES) Programme We’ve extended nominations to our Youth in Emergency Services Programme (YES) as we don’t quite have the numbers to get it up and running. Read more »

National Favouring Migrants Ahead of Young Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The National government is giving up and turning their backs on thousands of young Kiwis who are desperate to get a job and future in their own country in favour of migrants, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon … Read more »

Immigration tinkering is hopeless – focus on building

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

New immigration figures show that politicians should focus on actually getting houses and infrastructure built, instead of making farcical immigration promises, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

OECD Report Misleading: NZ paying too much tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Peter Malcolm spokesperson for the left wing lobby group Closing the Gap would do better had he actually read the report he was commenting on , says the Taxpayers Union head Jordan Williams. Read more »

Entec presents Gas Detection solutions

Press Release – Entec

Entec presented at the Taupo Business Safety Forum last month after receiving an invitation to feature their products at the event. Entec specialises in mechanical, instrumentation, electrical and gas detection solutions for New Zealands industry. Read more »

Household Labour Force Survey Est. Working-age Population

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

This table provides the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market … Read more »

Reserve Bank Head of Financial Stability appointed

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand has been appointed Head of Financial Stability and Deputy Chief Executive of the Reserve Bank, Governor Graeme Wheeler and Acting Governor-designate Grant Spencer announced today. Mr Bascand will take up the role on 27 September, … Read more »

Go Bananas for Fairtrade

Press Release – Fairtrade

From the 12th-14th May, Fairtrade supporters all across the globe will join Kiwis in the World Fairtrade Challenge – a series of events celebrating Fairtrade farmers and workers getting a fairer deal. Read more »

Lift safety focus of International Workers Memorial Day

Press Release – E tu

E t is focussing on lift safety as part of commemorations for International Workers Memorial Day which is marked globally on April 28th. Read more »

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