Synlait GM Accepts next international role

Press Release – Synlait

Michael Stein, Synlaits General Manager Quality and Regulatory, has accepted the role of Quality and Food Safety Director, Asia Pacific, with Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition. This is a great personal and professional opportunity for Michael … Read more »

Treasury chief economist leaves living standards legacy

Press Release – The Treasury

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf has congratulated Chief Economist Girol Karacaoglu on his appointment as Victoria University of Wellingtons new Head of School of Government. Dr Karacaoglu begins his new role on 3 October. Dr Karacaoglu has … Read more »

Seadragon appoints Nevin Amos, ex-Comvita, as CEO

Article – BusinessDesk

Amos will take over from interim chief executive Richard Alderton in October. He is the chief executive at Pacific T&R and before that worked at Comvita, a cornerstone shareholder in SeaDragon, for nearly a decade. Alderton will remain on SeaDragon’s … Read more »

NZ Richlister Calls on Govt to Fix Inequality And Education

Press Release – Television New Zealand

New Zealand richlister Stephen Jennings told TVNZs Q+A programme that high immigration is masking poor productivity. Read more »

The 90-day rule: A small benefit to employers or unemployed

Press Release – Small Business Voice

New Zealand Treasury-commissioned research found that the 90-day trial period has had little effect on business hiring behaviour. The CEO of Small Business Voice, Max Whitehead, says the law is fundamentally flawed. Read more »

Rising house prices shut more first-home buyers out

Press Release – Green Party

First-home buyers in Auckland are earning only about half as much as the daily increase in house prices, and are being increasingly shut out of the market, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Jobs growth in New Zealand’s regions

Press Release – SEEK

Data released today by SEEK shows that there were 7 per cent more jobs advertised on SEEK in June 2016 than 12 months ago. For job seekers its an encouraging time to be looking for a new role because job growth is not isolated to our nations … Read more »

Minister launches EmployAbility

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today launched EmployAbility, an employment programme to assist people with health conditions and disabilities into work to take place in the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

Airport security staff to maintain safety

Press Release – AVSEC

New Zealands Aviation Security Service (Avsec) is pleased to have reached a pay deal with unions and says it will be business as usual at airport screening points. Read more »

New CEO for Fidelity Life

Press Release – Fidelity Life

New Zealand owned insurance company Fidelity Life has announced the appointment of Nadine Tereora as Chief Executive Officer. Read more »

Growers must ensure contract labour services are compliant

Press Release – Pipfruit Growers of New Zealand

New Zealands apple and pear leader says growers engaging contractors to supply labour must ensure that they are compliant with employment standards. Read more »

Liberty Boosts New Zealand Operations with Key Appointment

Press Release – Liberty Financial

Mainstream specialty lending business, Liberty, has further bolstered its fast-growing New Zealand operations with the appointment of Rose Acton-Adams as business development manager for the South Island and Wellington regions. Read more »

Airport security staff strike averted

Press Release – AVSEC

New Zealands Aviation Security Service (Avsec) has reached agreement with two unions which will prevent strike action across New Zealand next week. Read more »

Aviation Security lockout and strikes to be called off

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Following all-day mediation between Aviation Security Services, the Public Service Association and E t, a provisional agreement has been reached. The parties will now take some time to prepare the details, which will then go out to members of both … Read more »

City Care to look after Waikato district open spaces

Press Release – Waikato District Council

City Care Limited was awarded Waikato District Councils Open Spaces maintenance contract last month and are now in full preparation mode for a start date of 1 August this year. Read more »

Regional Roadshow to Star Jobs

Press Release – The Star Entertainment Group

A regional roadshow to inform Queenslanders on how they can prepare for significant jobs, training, and procurement opportunities with The Star Entertainment Group was launched in Brisbane today. Read more »

Countdown creates new customer-facing jobs

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

13 July, 2016: Countdown is investing in 600 new roles across the country to provide customers with more face-to-face service, including help with food choices and product advice. The move is aimed at boosting personalised service in-store by putting more … Read more »

Caroline Wardrop joins Equinox IT as a Senior Consultant

Press Release – Equinox

Caroline Wardrop has joined IT consultancy Equinox IT as a Senior Consultant specialising in Agile coaching and training. She will be based in Equinox ITs Auckland office. Wardrop has an extensive background working at ASB and Sovereign for over 15 years … Read more »

Staff turnover rising in New Zealand

Press Release – Hays

Voluntary staff turnover has risen in 23% of organisations in New Zealand over the past year, according to recruiting experts Hays. Based on findings in the 2016 Hays Salary Guide, just 12% of the 419 organisations surveyed, representing 245,716 employees, … Read more »

Unions seek injunction to restrain lockouts at Airports

Press Release – Public Service Association

The New Zealand Public Service Association and E t have today filed legal proceedings in the Employment Court in Wellington which seek to restrain the proposed eight day lockout of Aviation Security Staff at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown … Read more »

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