Project management appointment to progress AgResearch plans

Press Release – AgResearch

New Zealands agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. AgResearch has appointed Christchurch-based The Project Office, to plan and manage the delivery of its campus … Read more »

Low innovation and weak international connections

Press Release – Productivity Commission

Although productivity growth is picking up, New Zealand still has a large productivity gap compared to other OECD countries. Read more »

Refocusing of rescue helicopter service

Press Release – Northland Emergency Services Trust

The Northland Emergency Services Trust has appointed a new General Manager whose role will include streamlining the organisations day to day operations, boosting community fundraising efforts, and identifying local ambassadors. Read more »

Lincoln cleaners outsourced

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

Lincoln University will outsource its staff to an as yet undecided cleaning company, but TEU organiser Cindy Doull says its not worth it, and what money the university might save is negligible. Read more »

Online job vacancies pick up in March

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of jobs advertised online grew by 1.9 per cent in March 2014, following a 1.3 per cent decrease in February, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employments latest Jobs Online report. Read more »

“Rock star economy’ throws hospital staff out the window

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association says administrative staff at hospitals around the country are missing out on Bill Englishs rock star economy, with the Government instructing pay rises be limited to just 0.7%. Read more »

Industry Training & Apprenticeships Bill passes 3rd reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Legislation that completes the Governments comprehensive reforms to industry training today passed its third and final reading in Parliament. Read more »

English: Pre-Budget Speech, Wellington

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its great to see measures of business confidence in Wellington rising. I recently attended the 20th anniversary of Infratil, a Wellington-based company built on managing airports and electricity companies better than governments can. Read more »

Promise of jam tomorrow takes the cake

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A claim by Minister of Finance Bill English that average wages will climb by $7,500 over the next four years is a cynical promise of jam tomorrow by a government whose record on wage growth is atrocious, Labour spokesperson on labour issues Andrew Little … Read more »

Dress for Success Wellington is expanding to Lower Hutt

Press Release – Dress For Success

Dress for Success Wellington is expanding its extremely popular Breakfast Club to Lower Hutt. Dress for Success supports women who are seeking to enter or return to the workplace by supporting them with work-appropriate clothing, styling advice, … Read more »

Budget to show rise in full-time income to 2018: English

Article – BusinessDesk

Budget to show $10,500 rise in average full-time income over six years to 2018: English Read more »

Growth seen further lifting average wage by $7,500

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The average annual wage is expected to increase by $7,500 to around $62,200 a year by 2018 if New Zealand achieves its economic growth forecasts over the next four years, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

New Appointment – Heritage Auckland General Manager

Press Release – Heritage Hotels

Heritage Hotel Management is delighted to announce the appointment of Marcus Keenan as the new general manager of Heritage Auckland. Marcus has been the acting resident manager at the recently reopened Heritage Christchurch this year. Read more »

Better Communities through Better Wages

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

As the strong dollar tips more people onto the unemployment queue, the Governments failure to create jobs is being highlighted, says New Zealand First. People do want to work to lift themselves out of poverty but there are obstacles few jobs … Read more »

Workers at Canterbury Yarns need redundancy support

Press Release – Green Party

Workers faced with redundancy at Canterbury Yarns need a redundancy support co-ordinator, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. Read more »

McDonald’s serves up more jobs for Hamilton

Press Release – McDonald’s

McDonalds serves up more jobs for Hamilton McDonalds new St James restaurant will be serving up more than just a quick meal to Hamiltonians as it opens its doors today, it will also be providing approximately 50 employment opportunities to local … Read more »

ACC inflicts ‘double jeopardy’, says claimant

Press Release – Peter de Waal

A disabled man in Auckland has twice had his weekly compensation stopped by ACC for amending the corporation’s standard privacy release form despite a District Court ruling in the claimants favour. Read more »

$2.1 million boost for Māori in the Primary Industries

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Five projects worth over 2.1 million will add further value to increasing the productivity of Mori primary sector assets. Read more »

Mangapapa Petit Hotel appoints Nick Judd as Hotel Manager

Press Release – Lisa Williams PR

Nick Judd has been appointed to the role of Hotel Manager at the five star luxurious boutique Mangapapa Petit Hotel. Read more »

Building and Strengthening Women in Blue

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police Commissioner Mike Bush today announced three significant initiatives set to enhance New Zealanders understanding of women in police, and the ability of Police women to excel across the organisation. Read more »

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