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Archive for September, 2011

NIZER report: useful pointers, but no wages strategy

Press Release – Kai Mahi Council of Trade Unions

The report on the productivity gap with Australia released today by NZIER has some useful pointers to what New Zealand should focus on to raise productivity says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. “But it does not address the heart of the issue for … Read more »

Aussie pay gap reflects low-skill kiwi managers, workforce

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The growing income gap between Australians and New Zealanders has more to do with poorly skilled managers and workers than anything to do with Australia’s “lucky country” status and reliance on heavy industry, says a new … Read more »

New member for National Pacific Radio Trust board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Susana Lei’ataua to the National Pacific Radio Trust (NPRT) board. Ms Lei’ataua, a former Fulbright Senior Scholar and visiting scholar at New York University, runs a Wellington-based … Read more »

LinkedIn Reveals the Top Office Pet Peeves in New Zealand

Press Release – LinkedIn

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network with more than 120 million members worldwide, today released data about the top office pet peeves in New Zealand. In New Zealand, LinkedIn surveyed over 1,000 professionals, revealing … Read more »

Labour Party follows Nurses’ Union & misses the point

Press Release – Aged Care Association

The Labour Party’s Aged Care policy released today by Steve Chadwick has ignored the findings of a 2010 national review into the Aged Care sector and instead proposes policies they rejected themselves when in Government. The policy also mirrors the … Read more »

New businesses get a helping hand

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

An Auckland organisation is helping new businesses start off on the right foot. Six months ago Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development launched its Starting off Right programme in Auckland south, helping business owners avoid common pitfalls … Read more »

Labour’s Policy Desperately Needed To Fix Age Care Issues

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota, which represent thousands of low paid caregivers in residential aged care, has welcomed Labour’s age care policy released today. “This is a courageous and long-awaited commitment to fix the problems … Read more »

New Chairman For Abano Healthcare Group

Press Release – Abano Healthcare Group Limited

Abano Healthcare Group has advised that the Board will appoint Trevor Janes to the position of chairman at the close of the company’s annual meeting on 7 November 2011, following a decision by Alison Paterson to step down from that role. Read more »

TEU Tertiary Update

Column – Association of University Staff

Competent learners happy with competent teachers Twenty-year-olds are largely happy with their tertiary teachers and education according to one of New Zealand’s most comprehensive investigations into our education system. For nearly two decades the … Read more »

Trevor Janes to take over as Abano chairman

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Abano Healthcare Group chairman Alison Paterson will be replaced by deputy Trevor Janes after the annual shareholders’ meeting on Nov. 7. Read more »

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