New CE for ESR

Press Release – Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Dr Keith McLea has begun his role as Chief Executive of Crown Research Institute, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR). Dr McLea has a PhD in human genetics and has trained as a toxicologist. He has spent much of his professional … Read more »

Who will be New Zealand’s sharpest Apprentice Chef?

Press Release – ServiceIQ

Eight talented young chefs will compete for the ServiceIQ Apprentice Chef of the Year title next month. Read more »

Lessons of Anzac Day Crash Stay with Defence Force

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) pleaded guilty in the Wellington District Court today to a charge under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, of failing to take all practicable steps to ensure its people were not exposed to the hazard … Read more »

International retailer sees bright future for new Postie

Press Release – Pepkor

International retailer, Pepkor, who own over 3,000 retail stores worldwide, said today it had purchased the assets of the former Postie Plus company, and is targeting a strong future drawing on new global backing and a re-sharpened focus on what New … Read more »

Tāmaki Redevelopment Company’s CEO To Leave

Press Release – Tamaki Redevelopment Company

The Board of the Tmaki Redevelopment Company announces that the CEO Debra Lawson has resigned from the company, following two successful years at the helm. She will stay on for six months until the end of December 2014, during which time she will … Read more »

Otago woman named NZ’s top young amenity horticulturist

Press Release – New Zealand Recreation Association

New Zealands top young amenity horticulturist has been found after an intense day of competition at the Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year event in Hamilton yesterday. Read more »

Don’t contract out your loyal cleaners SkyCity

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

SkyCity should put aside its proposal to contract out its cleaning staff and not be lured by the prospect of washing their hands of these essential jobs and leaving them to the world of third party contracting, Labours Associate Labour spokesperson … Read more »

Welfare numbers lowest since 2008

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has today released latest benefit figures showing the number of people on welfare for the June quarter is the lowest since 2008, with sole parents leading the impressive results. Read more »

Exploitation And Slavery: Reality for Workers in Rebuild?

Press Release – Stand Against Slavery

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Last night, TV3s 3rd Degrees expose on the exploitation of vulnerable Filipino construction labourers might shock some kiwis who believe that exploitation and slavery does not happen in New Zealand. The programme exposed … Read more »

Exploitation And Slavery: Reality in Christchurch Rebuild?

Press Release – Stand Against Slavery

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND Last night, TV3s 3rd Degrees expose on the exploitation of vulnerable Filipino construction labourers might shock some kiwis who believe that exploitation and slavery does not happen in New Zealand. The programme exposed … Read more »

36 job losses proposed at Buckley Systems

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The high dollar has claimed more jobs in New Zealands manufacturing sector with Buckley Systems announcement today that 36 jobs may have to go at its Mt Wellington site. Read more »

Waikato water must remain under community control

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) believes that Waikato councils investigation of options for the provision of water and wastewater services must ensure it remains in public hands. Read more »

App Developer appoints CFO

Press Release – Verdict

New Zealand’s largest mobile app developer, MEA Mobile, is pleased to announce it has appointed Billy Aucamp as its first Chief Financial Officer. Read more »

Auckland Alcohol Policy Could Burst City’s Craft Beer Boom

Press Release – Society Of Beer Advocates

Proposed changes to Aucklands local alcohol policy (LAP) could have disastrous consequences on the cities thriving beer culture, the Society of Beer Advocates believes. Read more »

Greater protections needed for migrant workers

Press Release – New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils

Exploitation of migrant workers in New Zealand is a growing issue and requires a significant investment in strengthening enforcement of minimum employment standards, says Multicultural New Zealand. Read more »

Syl Semantics Appoints Shaun Walters

Press Release – SYL Semantics

Wellington-based software company Syl Semantics (Syl) has appointed Shaun Walters to a newly created role of Auckland Business Development Executive. Shaun has joined Syl to support Syls rapidly growing Auckland client base. Shaun has over 16 years … Read more »

In Auckland Council Even Secretaries Have Secretaries

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union has learned that the Auckland Council is currently advertising the role of personal assistant to serve the Executive Assistant of the Chief Executive. The role is currently being advertised at Seek.co.nz. Read more »

Economic ignorance on display again by Winston Peters

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Jenny Shipley, a former prime minister of New Zealand, has accepted a position on the board of CCB New Zealand, a wholly owned subsidiary of the China Construction Bank. Read more »

Royal Society looks beyond census data to NZ’s future

Press Release – The Royal Society of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand sees a future where multiple national identities exist, we face an ageing but increasingly active older population, and a relatively large and youthful Mori and Pasifika population offers a demographic dividend. … Read more »

Report shows public sector skills must be valued more

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has welcomed the release of a Productivity Commission report that recommends placing more value on the skills of regulatory staff. Read more »

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