Sharp Tudhope Strengthens Its Legal Services in the Bay

Press Release – Sharp Tudhope

Leading Tauranga law firm Sharp Tudhope has announced two key appointments to help meet the growing demand for employment and property law experts in the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Speech – Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and … Read more »

Labour costs rise 1.8 percent

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Labour costs rose 1.8 percent in the year to the June 2014 quarter, with the non-wage component rising 2.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The increase in the non-wage component reflected higher costs for annual leave and statutory holidays, … Read more »

Public services held back by poor workplace culture

Press Release – PSA

A new report by Victoria Universitys Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime to ensure the public services New Zealanders value are able to continue. Read more »

Auckland Drives Job Growth Across Country

Press Release – SEEK

Confidence is up in New Zealands biggest city as Auckland posts a 20% increase in jobs listed on , compared to the same time last year. The latest data from the SEEK New Job Ad Index has revealed two consecutive months of growth across … Read more »

Launch of The Packaging Forum

Press Release – The Packaging Forum


Bruce Wills new Guthrie-Smith Tutira trustee

Press Release – Kite Communications

Bruce Wills, farmer, owner of Trelinnoe Park north of Napier, and former national president of Federated Farmers NZ, has joined the Board of Guthrie-Smith Tutira. With a strong and active interest in environmental matters, Mr Wills has returned … Read more »

Jade Software enjoys record q3 international growth

Press Release – Jade Software

Christchurch, 20th October 2014 – Jade Softwares product for ports, Jade Master Terminal , is in demand from marine terminals all around the world. Mixed cargo ports are faced with increasing complexity and the need to react more quickly to remain … Read more »

Rush hour: the daily commute just got a lot longer

Press Release – Regus Group

New Regus study reveals longer commutes adding 1.5 hours of travel time every week. Read more »

SkyCity worker says she faces losing her house

Press Release – Unite Union

SkyCity worker Carolyn Alpine told the company annual shareholder’s meeting today that she faced the prospect of losing her house because the company had cut her shifts from two a week to one without consultation. Read more »

Families Commissioner steps down

Press Release – Families Commission

Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes is stepping down immediately to pursue a new role with Minister Paula Bennett. Read more »

NZ business culture to blame for flatline productivity

Press Release – Grant Thornton

Despite people working longer hours, New Zealand is facing a serious productivity problem, which Paul Kane, Partner,Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand attributes to a laid back business culture in this country. Read more »

Visiting Harvard Prof Bloom urges NZ to raise retirement age

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand needs to lift its retirement age and take advantage of an adaptable workforce before it gets too late, according to a visiting Harvard University professor. Read more »

Tribunal decision significant for SMEs

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Review Tribunal decided this week in favour of an employees right not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons. The decision may still be appealed but the Director of the Office of Human Rights Proceedings, Robert Kee, who represented … Read more »

New general manager of aeronautical commercial

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Norris Carter as the new General Manager aeronautical commercial. Read more »

New general manager of aeronautical commer

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Norris Carter as the new General Manager aeronautical commercial. Read more »

Voting for the 2014 Fonterra Elections Underway

Press Release – Fonterra Shareholders Council

Voting is now open for the 2014 Fonterra Board of Directors Elections and the Shareholders Councillor Elections in Ward 2 (Central Northland), Ward 7 (Piako), Ward 14 (Eastern Bay of Plenty) and Ward 22 (Northern Manawatu). Read more »

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a presentation at The Northern Club. Read more »

Sole Parents lead the way in benefit drop

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes the latest release of benefit figures showing the number of people on welfare for the September quarter is the lowest since 2008, with sole parents leading the impressive results. Read more »

Anglican Family Care Otago staff to take industrial action

Press Release – Public Service Association

Social workers, family workers and support staff working for Anglican Family Care in Dunedin and South Otago will take industrial action after their employer refused a pay increase that would keep up with the rising cost of living. Read more »

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