Claire Austin appointed to Health Workforce NZ

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Director-General of Health, Chai Chuah, is delighted to announce the appointment of Claire Austin as the new Group Manager – Health Workforce New Zealand. Read more »

If You Want a Farming Future You Know What To Do …

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Certainly there will be many more people at Palmerston Norths Convention Centre, this Sunday at 2pm, when New Zealand First launches its Campaign for the Regions. Read more »

Displaced Labour Interns Welcome at The Taxpayers’ Union

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Unlike the Labour Party, the Taxpayers’ Union pays its student interns and pay at least the “living wage”. Its Wellington office has space for at least two more international research interns in the lead up to polling day, and the Union … Read more »

Business Owners Choose Kāpiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

An Infometrics report commissioned by the Kpiti Coast District Council has revealed new insights into the Kpiti Coasts booming self-employed business community, with house construction taking the lead as industry of choice. Read more »

Performance reviews – are they as dead as the dinosaurs?

Press Release – Hays

Almost two-thirds (63 per cent) of managers in New Zealand would like to ditch the annual performance review in favour of more regular feedback, according to a survey by recruiting experts Hays. Read more »

Car wrecking can be a vehicle for stroke rehab

Press Release – Massey University

Dismantling car engines and sorting parts is proving to be a successful form of rehabilitation for stroke survivors under 65 in a unique project at the Manfeild Raceway, near Feilding. Read more »

Online job ads continue growing strongly

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith says the latest Jobs Online report shows strong growth in online job advertisements at 11.8 per cent in the year to May 2017. Read more »

Online Job Advertisements Steady Again in May

Press Release – MBIE

The numbers of online job advertisements were steady with an increase of 0.6 per cent in May and 11.8 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. Read more »

Suncorp launches inaugural Business Success Index

Press Release – Suncorp

A Suncorp New Zealand survey of New Zealand businesses has revealed that their view of success is not defined by growth – challenging the theory that bigger is best. Read more »

Nicholas Pole appointed as Chief Review Officer

Press Release – State Services Commission

SSC MEDIA STATEMENT 20 June 2017 Nicholas Pole appointed as Chief Review Officer and ERO Chief Executive State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Nicholas Pole as Chief Review Officer and Chief Executive of the … Read more »

Acting Chief Executives for MBIE and Customs

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointments of Carolyn Tremain as Acting Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Christine Stevenson as Acting Comptroller of Customs. Ms … Read more »

Apprenticeship boost is welcome and needed.

Press Release – Industry Training Federation

Today’s $7 million boost for industry training and apprenticeships is welcome news for employers, industry trainees, and apprentices, in the face of skills shortages across the economy, says the Industry Training Federation. Read more »

Creating a life outside the wire in horticulture

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand national seasonal labour coordinator Jerf van Beek today told a breakfast function in Wellington, hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department, about the rewards of helping former offenders into … Read more »

New proposals to simplify personal income tax

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax. Read more »

Peters: The farcical virtuous circle

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Fully aware as ones experience tells you that this is not an audience susceptible to conversion when the facts are laid out. Read more »

Another chance to pay women more

Press Release – Green Party

The Government should step up to ensure mental health support workers are paid more, the Green Party said today. Mental health support workers do important and difficult work in our communities. But because the workforce is largely female, they are not … Read more »

Mental Health Care & Support Workers Lodge Equal Pay Claim

Press Release – PSA

Today the PSA and E t have lodged an equal pay claim on behalf of mental health support workers with the Employment Relations Authority. Read more »

No ‘Sunshine Wages’ for NZ King Salmon workers

Press Release – E tu

E t members at Nelson-based King Salmon have won an impressive three-year deal to substantially lift pay for all workers and will see the lowest paid workers wages increase by more than 10 percent. Read more »

Restaurant Brands Staff Pay Rise Under New Collective

Press Release – Restaurant Brands

Restaurant Brands Staff To Get Between $0.60 Cent and $1.00 Per Hour Pay Rise Under New Collective Restaurant Brands announced today that it has successfully obtained Unite Unions agreement to recommend to its members that they accept Restaurant … Read more »

Strike looming over poverty wages and miserable pay offer

Press Release – E tu

Workers at Auckland company, Etel Limited will take strike action tomorrow in protest over the companys low pay offer. Read more »

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