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Animal Welfare Clock Ticking On Shearer Border Decision

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and the Shearing Contractors Association are looking for an urgent decision from the government to allow experienced sheep shearers into the country. “Weve been reminding the government since late winter we are going to have … Read more »

Tourism Operators Struggling With Staffing

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Staffing is one of the biggest headaches for New Zealand tourism operators at present, even though their businesses continue to be impacted by the closed borders. According to a new industry survey by Tourism Industry Aotearoa, just over half (53.23%) of … Read more »

100 Truckers: Growing Our Workforce

Press Release – NZ Howard League

NZ Howard League for Penal Reform today announced a new challenge; to create 100 new truck drivers to help grow the economy in a world-wide pandemic. CEO Mike Williams says with our borders closed to so much of the migrant workforce NZ depends on now … Read more »

Giving Kudos And Showing Appreciation Makes For A Better Workplace

Press Release – Card Works

Hailed as the best way to give kudos to your talented employees, nominations are being sought for the Bonfire Employee Appreciation Awards. The Bonfire Employee Appreciation Awards provide an opportunity for leaders to give kudos and nominate talent to win … Read more »

Steel Construction Industry Serious About Nurturing Future Talent

Press Release – Steel Construction New Zealand

The structural steel industry recently gathered in Queenstown to salute the outstanding new blood in the industry with the Apprentice of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year awards. The awards are a nod to the increasing number of talented workers emerging … Read more »

Wellington City Council Choose StaySafe As Their Dedicated Lone Worker Solution During Lock-down

Press Release – StaySafe

Wellington City Council has partnered with StaySafe, the innovative lone working solution, to protect the safety of staff that could be at risk during the pandemic. The lone working app was first rolled out in March when the country was in lockdown … Read more »

Living Wage Movement Announces New Employer Council

Press Release – Living Wage Aotearoa

A new employer council has been launched by the Living Wage Movement to champion the Living Wage across all sectors of society, as part of Living Wage Week 2020. The Living Wage Principle Partners Council is comprised of a group of employers from … Read more »

Wānaka Women’s Christmas Event Set To Inspire Others

Press Release – Ignite Wanaka

Inspirational stories of resilience in business in a Covid world will be shared at the third annual Ignite Wnaka Women in Business Christmas Lunch next month. Ignite Wnaka Chamber of Commerce has secured Laura Douglas and Bridget Legnavsky … Read more »

COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Following the Auckland COVID-19 Case announcement yesterday and government advice for staff in the CBD to work from home where possible, please see the available support for employers and their employees during this time. The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme … Read more »

Staff Should Stay Home While Sick Or Awaiting Covid Test Results – Retail NZ

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it is concerned by media reports that a retail sector employee was asked to work while supposed to be in isolation. “Our advice to retailers is clear – if you have staff who are unwell; awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, … Read more »

Competency, Integrity And Behaviour Help In Building A Reputable Indian IT Brand In New Zealand- Infosys Limited

Press Release – New Zealand India Trade Alliance

New Zealand India Trade Alliance (NZITA) recently held an event under the series NZ-India Dialogue (Connect, Enable and Advocate). The event was held in Auckland on Wednesday, 11 Nov 2020 to show case a global IT company which has revenues of … Read more »

Employers Must Adhere To Public Health Rules

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) is reminding employers that they have an obligation to do the right thing by employees and adhere to public health advice at all times including when it comes to dealing with COVID. “If an employee is unwell they … Read more »

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