Community Scoop

Archive for September, 2011

Concern over proposed cuts to undergraduate teacher training

Press Release – NZEI

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa is adding its concern to proposed changes to teacher training at Massey University. In a paper, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University’s College of Education is proposing that all undergraduate teacher … Read more »

Sean Fitzpatrick to be Libertarianz Candidate in Ohariu

Press Release – Libertarianz Party

Libertarianz Deputy Leader, Sean Fitzpatrick, has officially announced his candidacy for the Ohariu electorate in this year’s general election. Read more »

Folly of Government’s ‘hands off’ approach to lifting skills

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s under-investment in skills is coming home to roost, with a new report showing it to be a major factor in the gap in productivity and wages between Australia and New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson Carol … Read more »

Aged Care Association doesn’t support quality aged care

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says that Martin Taylor and the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) are misleading New Zealanders when they say more beds are all that’s needed to fix the crisis in rest homes and aged care hospitals. Read more »

Port job cuts wrong signal to region

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The job cuts announced today by Port Otago are another body blow to our region, Labour’s Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says. Read more »

Foreign Charter Vessel Inquiry Submissions Close Soon

Press Release – Ministerial Panel on Foreign Charter Vessels

Written submissions to the Ministerial Panel inquiring into Foreign Charter Vessels fishing in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone close next week. Read more »

Fujitsu New Zealand Appoints New Managing Director

Press Release – Fujitsu

Sydney and Auckland, 30 September 2011 – Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, a leading provider of ICT business solutions, has promoted Jo Healey to the role of Managing Director of Fujitsu New Zealand effective 1 October. Ms Healey, who has been with … Read more »

Cathay Pacific Appoints New Country Manager For NZ

Press Release – Cathay Pacific

Ken Chiu has been appointed Country Manager for Cathay Pacific Airways in New Zealand, succeeding David Figgins who retires today after 37 years working for Cathay Pacific, most of which time was spent in the role of Country Manager. Read more »

Port Unions Condemn Plan to Slash Jobs at Port Otago

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

The two main waterfront unions have condemned a proposal to slash 12 jobs at Port Otago. Read more »

New Top Energy Director Appointed

Press Release – Top Energy

Greg Steed grew up in Kaitaia and was educated at Kaitaia College. Having gained a commerce degree at Auckland University in 1980, Greg started his working career in the accounting field but then moved to Carter Holt Harvey, where he worked for … Read more »

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