Acting chief executive of CERA appointed

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today announced the appointment of Mr John Ombler as Acting Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). Mr Ombler will take up this role on 1 December 2014. Mr Ombler will also … Read more »

AWF mulls $12M rights issue in early 2015 to reduce debt

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – AWF Group, the contract labour firm that last year took on debt to acquire white-collar recruiter Madison, will probably launch a $12 million rights offer next year to reduce its borrowings and put some money in the kitty for … Read more »

Grow Whakatāne Board criticises airline decision

Press Release – Grow Whakatane Advisory Board

Members of the Grow Whakatne Advisory Board have condemned Air New Zealands decision to withdraw scheduled air services from Whakatane Airport and other regional centres in April next year. Read more »

Air NZ Cuts May Make Rural Health Workforce Hard to Recruit

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) endorses the concerns expressed by rural doctors about the impact of Air New Zealand cuts to regional services. Read more »

Wreck of ship carrying remains of Chinese gold miners found

Press Release – Definitive Productions

The wreck of the SS Ventnor, which sank off the New Zealand coast in 1902 carrying the remains of 499 Chinese gold miners who had worked in Otago, has at last been found. Read more »

The Resignation with the Golden Handshake?

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Commenting on the settlement the State Services Commission has reached with former CERA CEO Roger Sutton, Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: “Only in the public sector do you receive a payout for resigning. Read more »

Deloitte appoints New Chairman

Press Release – Deloitte

Deloitte appoints New Chairman Auckland-based Ross Milne to lead Deloitte board Senior Tax Partner Ross Milne has been appointed the new chairman of Deloitte New Zealand. He takes over from Murray Jack who is stepping down following the end of his final … Read more »

State Services Commissioner on Roger Sutton Investigation

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today said the investigation into Roger Suttons conduct was robust. Roger Sutton chose to resign as Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) yesterday. Read more »

Young director to head Portrait Gallery

Press Release – New Zealand Portrait Gallery

Gaelen Macdonald, 35, has been named as Director of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, on the Wellington waterfront, from December 1. Read more »

Students get hands on career experience

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Students get hands on career experience Year 7 and 8 students will have the opportunity to discover what employment options await them, when the Futures for Tamariki careers day comes to Heretaunga Intermediate. Futures for Tamariki is organised … Read more »

Employer penalised for charging employment premium

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has imposed a penalty on a Christchurch milk distribution business for charging a migrant worker an employment premium for her job that resulted in take home pay of $4.37 an hour. Read more »

Law firm Bell Gully announces new chairman

Press Release – Bell Gully

Bell Gully has elected Chris Gordon as its new chairman, effective 1 January 2015. With over 27 years legal experience in both New Zealand and the USA, Chris has been a corporate and commercial partner with the firm since 1999. Read more »

Updated proposal doesn’t fix Hawkes Bay Amalgamation

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says todays release of an updated proposal by the Local Government Commission doesnt fix the underlying flaws in the amalgamation idea. Read more »

Protect children – make family assistance fairer

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says New Zealand’s family assistance package is poorly designed to meet the needs of families facing an increasingly casualised paid work environment. Read more »

CERA Chief’s delayed resignation raises questions

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the decision that resigning CERA chief executive Roger Sutton should remain in his position until 31 January raises questions, considering his behaviour did not meet the standard expected of our senior public … Read more »

Countdown launches Christmas Food Rescue Appeal

Press Release – Countdown

Countdown today begins its annual Christmas Food Rescue Appeal to help the growing number of New Zealanders who have registered for food assistance Read more »

Resignation of CERA Chief Executive

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today confirms that Roger Sutton has chosen to resign as Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). Read more »

Employers: Avoid a post-holiday tax headache

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

With summer just around the corner, Inland Revenue is reminding employers to get their tax right if taking on seasonal and casual workers. Read more »

Asthma NZ Warns More Kiwis will Die without COPD Awareness

Press Release – Impact PR

Asthma NZ is warning Kiwis of the growing burden of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), one it says few New Zealanders are aware of despite it being the fourth leading cause of death in this country behind heart disease, cancer and stroke. Read more »

Former GCHQ Deputy Director Cyber Defence Joins Wynyard

Press Release – Wynyard Group

Wynyard Group, a market leader in crime fighting software used in investigations and intelligence operations, has appointed Andrew France OBE, former Deputy Director of Cyber Defence Operations at British Intelligence Agency GCHQ to the position of … Read more »

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