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Taxpayers rorted in Stephen Barclay saga

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the resignation of Kiwibuild Chief Executive Stephen Barclay, New Zealand Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: Read more »

More could be done to alleviate housing desperation

Press Release – NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students Associations (NZUSA) says that the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act and the introduction of the Healthy Homes Act alleviate some difficulty at one of the most difficult times of the year to be a renting student, … Read more »

Mayor endangers ratepayers by caving to Toyota’s threats

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smiths suggestion that Toyota used threats to garner a $391,000 grant from ratepayers, New Zealand Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Westpac to sponsor inaugural awards celebrating excellence

Press Release – Westpac New Zealand

Westpac NZ is proud to announce a three year partnership as platinum sponsor of the inaugural Rainbow Excellence Awards, which celebrate organisations that value inclusion and welcome sexual and gender diversity in the workplace. Read more »

Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Tax Working Groups expected recommendation to cut income tax to offset the burden of capital gains tax is a no-brainer if the new tax is to be fair to New Zealanders, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

UCOL teaching Kick for the Seagulls programme

Press Release – UCOL

UCOL will soon be teaching Graham Lowes Kick for the Seagulls education programme at Manawat Prison, as part of a collaboration that looks to create more opportunities for prisoners to rehabilitate and broaden employment prospects. Read more »

Union calls on Coalition Gov’t to reassess RSE scheme

Press Release – FIRST Union

FIRST Unions Denise Roche is calling on the Coalition Government to reassess its Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme as labourhire companies continue to use the RSE scheme to exploit migrant workers and undermine working people in New Zealand. Read more »

Truck driver employees see similar issues as contractors

Press Release – First Union

In response to stories on long haul truck drivers sleeping at depots, not being able to eat or drink anything (because they dont have time to go to the bathroom) and having to pee in bottles due to the pressure to meet ever-more tightening deadlines, … Read more »

Steep rise in hardship numbers showcases income inadequacy

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The latest Ministry of Social Development December 2018 quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from working and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, … Read more »

Kathmandu hires new leader for North America

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Kathmandu Holdings has hired US clothing executive Amy Beck to run its North American business. Read more »

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