Announcement of new group to represent ICT sector

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Announcement of new group to represent ICT sector and help transform New Zealands tax system Read more »

National’s Employment Laws Grim for Working People

Press Release – Grant Robertson – Labour MP

The new Government is expected to push through changes to employment law in the coming weeks that will damage the health and economic wellbeing of New Zealanders, Labour Leadership contender Grant Robertson, said. Read more »

John’s Job Fairs no fix for unemployment and poverty

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

John Key has clearly been looking to the US for his latest bright idea on dealing with employment issues, says Auckland Action Against Poverty coordinator Sue Bradford. Job fairs where the desperately unemployed queue in their corporate best to compete … Read more »

Sales growth leads to new Christchflagship Bridgestone store

Press Release – Bridgestone

After almost two decades in the same location, Bridgestone Tyre Centre Christchurch has relocated and reopened at much larger premises on 652 Halswell Junction Rd, Hornby South. It was growth in sales which prompted the need for a bigger space to facilitate … Read more »

Qual IT Adds Another Industry Star To Its Team

Press Release – Qual It

New Zealands largest independent IT Quality and Test Solutions provider, Qual IT, today announced the appointment of Reg Prasad as Consulting Principal, charged with leading and growing the consulting arm of the company. Read more »

Biggs right fit for WREDA, says Chamber

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce welcomes the appointment of Peter Biggs as the inaugural chair of the regions new economic development agency, WREDA. Read more »

Students doing it tough as fees rise again

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is making it increasingly difficult for Kiwis to gain tertiary education as fees continue to rise and access to student support becomes even more restricted, Labours Tertiary Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Read more »

Taranaki DHB celebrates workplace wellness week

Press Release – Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki DHBs Workplace Wellness Committee is kicking off Workplace Wellness Week from Monday 20 Friday 24 October and will promote healthy activity, healthy eating and a healthy body and mind. Read more »

Asbestos investigation completed

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has concluded its investigation into the management of asbestos in the Canterbury Home Repair Programme and has decided not to lay any charges. Read more »

Sharp Tudhope Strengthens Its Legal Services in the Bay

Press Release – Sharp Tudhope

Leading Tauranga law firm Sharp Tudhope has announced two key appointments to help meet the growing demand for employment and property law experts in the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Speech – Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and … Read more »

Labour costs rise 1.8 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Labour costs rose 1.8 percent in the year to the June 2014 quarter, with the non-wage component rising 2.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The increase in the non-wage component reflected higher costs for annual leave and statutory holidays, … Read more »

Public services held back by poor workplace culture

Press Release – PSA

A new report by Victoria Universitys Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime to ensure the public services New Zealanders value are able to continue. Read more »

Auckland Drives Job Growth Across Country

Press Release – SEEK

Confidence is up in New Zealands biggest city as Auckland posts a 20% increase in jobs listed on , compared to the same time last year. The latest data from the SEEK New Job Ad Index has revealed two consecutive months of growth across … Read more »

Launch of The Packaging Forum

Press Release – The Packaging Forum


Bruce Wills new Guthrie-Smith Tutira trustee

Press Release – Kite Communications

Bruce Wills, farmer, owner of Trelinnoe Park north of Napier, and former national president of Federated Farmers NZ, has joined the Board of Guthrie-Smith Tutira. With a strong and active interest in environmental matters, Mr Wills has returned … Read more »

Jade Software enjoys record q3 international growth

Press Release – Jade Software

Christchurch, 20th October 2014 – Jade Softwares product for ports, Jade Master Terminal , is in demand from marine terminals all around the world. Mixed cargo ports are faced with increasing complexity and the need to react more quickly to remain … Read more »

Rush hour: the daily commute just got a lot longer

Press Release – Regus Group

New Regus study reveals longer commutes adding 1.5 hours of travel time every week. Read more »

SkyCity worker says she faces losing her house

Press Release – Unite Union

SkyCity worker Carolyn Alpine told the company annual shareholder’s meeting today that she faced the prospect of losing her house because the company had cut her shifts from two a week to one without consultation. Read more »

Families Commissioner steps down

Press Release – Families Commission

Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes is stepping down immediately to pursue a new role with Minister Paula Bennett. Read more »

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