Roy Norris joins Plus4 Insurance Solutions in Auckland

Press Release – Plus4

Plus4 Insurance Solutions (Plus4), the national insurance broking and financial adviser group, today announced that Roy Norris has joined the group, Roy is the former General Manager Operations and Head of Distribution at Fidelity Life. Roy has over 25 years … Read more »

Hearing impairment no barrier to saving lives

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance

Bronwyn is a clinical advisor on the clinical support desk in the 111 communications centre, providing clinical advice to the call takers, ambulance dispatch staff, and road crew paramedics. Read more »

First use of the “tea break” law revealed

Press Release – First Union

Cotton On, the Australian retail chain with over 80 stores in New Zealand, has become one of the first companies to try and take advantage of the new tea break law says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. Last year the government removed … Read more »

Historic sawmill to close in Mamaku

Press Release – EPMU

Historic sawmill to close in Mamaku One of the oldest sawmills in New Zealand will close at the end of the month, at a cost of 25 jobs and potentially more in the local community. Mamaku Sawmill is the last operating mill in the area, which was once … Read more »

240 Orora workers take industrial action

Press Release – EPMU

Workers at Orora Kiwi Packaging in Auckland, Hastings and Christchurch have voted to take a two-week overtime ban after collective bargaining with their employer broke down. The ban could threaten the supply of boxes for the kiwifruit, wine and meat … Read more »

Dairy industry to launch workplace accord

Press Release – DairyNZ

A new dairy industry workplace accord will be launched in May as part of a range of industry actions aimed at helping farmers attract and retain skilled people to work on farms. Read more »

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

Article – BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) – Mark Powell, chief executive of retailer Warehouse Group, says he hopes to eventually see someone promoted to his role that started out in the Red Shirts in Schools programme as a 16 year old. Read more »

Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on ‘career wage’

Article – BusinessDesk

Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on ‘career retailer wage’ that would be template for other industries Read more »

Colliers invests in new leader

Press Release – Colliers International

Colliers International appoints Gareth Fraser as the new head of its Auckland Investment Sales team. Read more »

Workers take a stand at Pak’n Save Rotorua

Press Release – First Union

Workers will hit the picket line after FIRST Union members at Pak’n Save Rotorua unanimously endorsed a call for action says FIRST Union senior organiser Bill Bradford. The demonstration against bullying and intimidation will take place outside Pak’n … Read more »

Technology and staff training vital for NZ businesses

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Most small to large businesses engaged in technology and in training their staff in 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

PHD Group Appoints Simon Bird As Group Strategy Director

Press Release – PHD Group

PHD Group today announces the appointment of leading strategist Simon Bird to Group Strategy Director. Simon, who was most recently at FCB Auckland as Planning Director, joins PHD Group to head up the agencys growing strategy team. The news follows … Read more »

Style and Substance Leads to Business Success

Press Release – Business Kapiti Horowhenua Inc

From a young age I was always going to be a hairdresser, says Dorien Van Den Berg, owner and Senior Stylist at JOMP Hair Design. What I didnt realise was that my real passion was going to be for business. If youre fortunate enough … Read more »

Economy growing – but who’s getting it?

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

Whos benefiting from the growth in the economy? This is an important question after another three months of GDP statistics showing economic growth getting closer to the levels in the 2000s before the Global Financial Crisis, says CTU Economist … Read more »

John Walley bids farewell to NZMEA

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Chief Executive John Walley officially retires from his position at the end of March, after 16 years in the role. NZMEA President Tom Thomson presented John with a Life Membership of the … Read more »

Skilled job vacancies up February

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online grew by 0.4 per cent for the month of February, and were up 5.8 per cent in the past year to February, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments Jobs Online report. Read more »

Constraining public sector pay is the real objective of Bill

Press Release – Green Party

The real objective of the Remuneration Authority Amendment Bill is to use the public backlash against MPs pay rises to constrain the pay of public sector workers, the Green Party said today. It became clear in the debate over this rushed law … Read more »

IT consultancy Theta expands into South Island

Press Release – Theta

IT consultancy Theta has recently opened a new office in Christchurch, signalling a strong commitment to its growing South Island customer base. Read more »

Employer Hiring Confidence Reaches Six Year High

Press Release – Hudson Report

18 March 2015 Hiring sentiment is at its highest level in six years as the demand for new hires becomes increasingly balanced across New Zealand, according to the latest Hudson Report: Employment Trends released today [1] . Read more »

Bill for new MPs pay setting process passed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Parliament has passed a law which will see MPs pay move in line with changes to public sector salaries, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse says. Under the Remuneration Authority (Members of Parliament Remuneration) Amendment … Read more »

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