Northland: Tourism and jobs at heart of economic development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide over $17 million to help create jobs, address infrastructure deficits, diversify the regional economy and enhance the tourism opportunities that exist in Northland, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane … Read more »

Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay: Tourism and forestry take centre stage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Regional Economic Development 23 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $9.2 million in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay to immediately boost tourism and forestry opportunities, Regional Economic … Read more »

Future focus on Upper North Island logistics

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The future of the upper North Island ports, including whether Ports of Auckland should be relocated, will be considered as part of a wider transport and logistics strategy, Associate Minister of Transport Shane Jones has today announced. Cabinet has approved … Read more »

Kristine Bartlett – A brilliant choice for NZer of the Year

Press Release – Gender Equal NZ

National Council of Women (NCWNZ) CEO and Gender Equal NZ Spokesperson, Dr Gill Greer says shes delighted with news that equal pay champion, Kristine Bartlett, has been named New Zealander of the Year . Read more »

Port workers hope action will make port company see sense

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at Lyttelton Port have given notice of a second 24-hour strike to be held on 10 March, meaning the port will be shut down for two consecutive days. Read more »

Women not fooled by National Party’s zombie pay bill ploy

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that the National Party was not fooling any women with the return of its intentionally flawed Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill through the members bill ballot process. “I … Read more »

CPTPP progress appreciated

Press Release – Export New Zealand

Exporters appreciate progress made towards signing the CPTPP and the transparency around the final version of the agreement, says ExportNZ. Read more »

Workers gutted as ABCorp confirms trans-Tasman move

Press Release – E tu Union

E t is extremely disappointed with the confirmation today that the plastic card manufacturer, ABCorp is to close its Christchurch plant. Read more »

Complete U-Turn by Labour and NZ First on TPP

Press Release – ItsOurFuture.org.nz

The government are planning to sign the re-branded Trans Pacific Partnership in Chile on March 8th. Then they will begin the ratification process. Read more »

Childcare a challenge for 1 in 6 working parents

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Not having care available when they needed it was the main childcare difficulty (38 percent) for parents who worked, or wanted to work, Stats NZ said today. Care being too expensive was their next main difficulty (19 percent). Read more »

Top businesswomen call for gender diversity and pay equality

Press Release – Journey To Excellence

Five high profile business women are joining forces to improve the gender equality stakes in New Zealand. Chair of Spark Justine Smyth , leading New Zealand business personality and author Theresa Gattung, Insurance industry stalwart Naomi Ballantyne … Read more »

Have your say on the Education (Teaching Council) Bill

Press Release – The Education and Workforce Committee

You have until 30 March 2018 to have your say on the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill. The Education and Workforce Committee is now inviting submissions on this bill. Read more »

Have your say on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill

Press Release – The Education and Workforce Committee

You have until 30 March 2018 to have your say on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. The Education and Workforce Committee is now inviting submissions on this bill. The bill seeks to amend the Employment Relations Act 2000 to meet the Governments … Read more »

Delivering pay equity for mental health workers positive

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Governments announcement that it will enter pay equity talks with unions representing mental health workers is a positive move, says the Human Rights Commission. Read more »

On commitment to pay equity for support workers

Press Release – Platform Trust

Health Minister David Clark has today announced that Cabinet has given its approval for the Government to formally negotiate a pay equity settlement with employers and unions for mental health and addictions support workers. It is expected that this … Read more »

Mental health workers to benefit from pay equity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Julie Anne Genter Minister for Women Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter welcomes 3,800 mental health and support workers being included in a pay equity settlement announced today. Paying women fairly is important and I am delighted with todays … Read more »

Unions welcome commitment to support worker pay equity

Press Release – PSA

The Council of Trade Unions, the Public Service Association and E t welcome the Governments commitment to equal pay for mental health and addiction support workers. Read more »

BOP business fined $12,000 for poor employment practises

Press Release – MBIE

A Labour Inspectorate investigation has found Ahead Limited, a business that provides labour to kiwifruit businesses, made several breaches to employment law. Read more »

New operator, new jobs, new era for Prime Sawmill

Press Release – Eastland Community Trust

Activate Tairawhiti and Eastland Community Trust have jointly announced the sale of Prime Sawmill to New Zealand-owned Far East Sawmills, guaranteeing the creation of between 50 and 60 jobs at the Prime Wood Processing Centre of Excellence by April … Read more »

Video – Labour Market Statistics: December 2017 quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

View today’s video below on the story Unemployment falls to a nine-year low. Read more »

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