Matching young Auckland jobseekers with construction jobs

Press Release – ATEED

An exciting new interactive social media campaign, #BuildAKL, is launching today (21 September) with the aim of getting 4000 young people into Aucklands booming construction and infrastructure sector. Read more »

Access to justice barriers validated: who will fix them?

Press Release – Acclaim Otago

The Government has today acknowledged that the four themes identified in Acclaim Otagos 2015 access to justice report are valid. It has also deferred the ACC tribunal proposal until 2019, and acknowledged that delays were more complicated than the … Read more »

ANZ closes Ngaruawahia branch… proposes two more closures

Press Release – First Union

The union representing working people at the countrys major banks says ANZ has confirmed it will close the Ngaruawahia branch while proposing closures at a further two branches. Read more »

MBIE gives up on enforcing the law

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must provide labour inspectors with the resources they need to enforce basic employment law after reports that MBIE is only prosecuting the worst cases, says Labours Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

SEEK job ads up 9.9 per cent year on year

Press Release – SEEK

Job advertisements on SEEK rose 9.9 per cent this August when compared to the same period last year. Read more »

White Camellia Award Winners Announced

Press Release – Women’s Empowerment Principles

The New Zealand WEPs Committee announced the winners of the White Camellia awards in Auckland tonight. Read more »

Over 14.5 million soft plastic bags recycled

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

Over 14.5 million soft plastic bags have been recycled including, 1.2 million bread bags, 600,000 frozen food bags and 600,000 toilet roll bags Read more »

E tū urges people to vote this Suffrage Day

Press Release – E tu

The union E t is urging people to honour Suffrage Day by exercising their right to vote in the local body elections. Read more »

Record number of jobs on offer at JobFest

Press Release – ATEED

Thousands of young Auckland jobskeekers (15-24 years) are expected at JobFest New Zealands largest youth employment event on 21 September, where they will meet face-to-face with employers offering a record number of job opportunities. Read more »

Youth no better off under National’s “guarantee”

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Youth no better off under Nationals guarantee John Keys Youth Guarantee is such a spectacular failure that those who undertake the programme are more likely to end up on a benefit and less likely to end up in full-time employment than those … Read more »

More low-skilled students becoming residents

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New figures showing international students now make up nearly 40 per cent of all principal applicants approved for New Zealand residency and that their skill level has fallen dramatically, are further evidence that Nationals immigration system … Read more »

Pacific employment scheme launch

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Following a successful pilot, Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has today launched Pacific Employment Support Services (PESS) at an event in Manukau. Read more »

Auckland man fined $4500 for misleading homeowners

Press Release – Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Homeowners are being warned today not to fall into the trap of using anyone who does not hold a current authorisation to conduct sanity plumbing or gasfitting work. Read more »

Support staff angered by lost pay

Press Release – NZEI

School support staff have reacted with anger to the Ministry of Educations decision to not pay up to 6000 annualised support staff for a fortnight at the end of the annual payment cycle. Read more »

Young tradespeople gather for WorldSkills competitition

Press Release – Worldskills

The WorldSkills New Zealand National Competition sees competitors gather to compete across 15 skills categories, and the ultimate prize a place in the national Tool Blacks 2017 team. Taking place at Wintec in Hamilton over the weekend 30 September … Read more »

Air New Zealand’s 75th exhibition makes South Island debut

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealands award winning exhibition Air New Zealand 75 Years: Our Nation. The World. Connected opens at Canterbury Museum in Christchurch tomorrow. Read more »

MPI accepts fisheries compliance operations report

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries Director-General, Martyn Dunne, says he accepts the findings of an independent review conducted by Queen’s Counsel Michael Heron into 3 MPI fisheries compliance operations. Read more »

State Services Commissioner backs MPI response

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes is backing Director-General of the Ministry for Primary Industries Martyn Dunne in his response to an independent review into fisheries compliance. Read more »

NAWIC Excellence Awards winners

Press Release – National Association of Women in Construction

Winners of the second annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been hailed as inspirational leaders who are passionate about changing the construction sector during last nights awards ceremony at Macs Function Centre in Wellington. Read more »

AFFCO Talleys at it again with t shirt threats

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

AFFCO Talleys bosses visited the picket line at AFFCO Feilding today to tell the workers that they cant wear their Jobs that Count t shirt because they advertise the unions Jobs that Count website. Read more »

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