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Archive for February, 2012

Oceania Group says wage offer is fair

Press Release – Oceania Group

Oceania Group says it acknowledges the frustrations of healthcare workers at 20 of the company’s 59 senior living and care facilities, but says a 3 percent wage increase offer put to staff is fair and reasonable, and in line with the government funding … Read more »

Care for the Caregivers

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First supports efforts by nurses and caregivers seeking adequate compensation for looking after the aged and vulnerable in rest homes. Read more »

Foreign Charter Vessels Inquiry report released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has resolved to take a stronger line on the operation of foreign charter vessels (FCVs) in New Zealand waters, say Primary Industries Minister David Carter and Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson. Read more »

Insurance claim proceeds provide short-term boost to UC

Press Release – University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury has released its annual financial results for 2011. The results show that UC has performed well in trying circumstances, however Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr said reduced income and increased spending because of the earthquakes … Read more »

Speech: Turia – Canterbury District Health Board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Opening of the Canterbury District Health Board Community and Public Health Office; 310 Manchester Street, Christchurch Wednesday 29 February 2012 (Delivered on her behalf) Mate atu he tētēkura; ara mai he tētēkura When one frond dies; another … Read more »

MFAT Faces Diplomat Crisis Says Survey

Press Release – Foreign Services Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [29 February 2012] The Foreign Service Association today revealed the manpower crisis facing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade if it goes ahead with proposed pay changes. In a survey of members, 73% of respondents working abroad … Read more »

Incidents rare, but monitor children’s behaviour

Press Release – Ministry of Education

Media release Wednesday, February 29 Incidents rare, but monitor children’s behaviour says senior Ministry of Education psychologist Ministry of Education traumatic incident expert Roger Phillipson said incidents involving sex offenders are rare but parents … Read more »

NZ needs to ease red tape over exploration and mining

Press Release – Straterra

New Zealand urgently needs to ease red tape over exploration and mining: Chris Baker, CEO, Straterra, Read more »

Royal Society Bill Passes… Finally

Article –

The Royal Society of New Zealand Amendment Bill completed its committee stage and third reading stages in less than two hours today. Read more »

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The Fight That Had No End

Opinion – Martin Doyle

Isn’t it time someone put these two exhausted sluggers out of their misery? Read more »

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