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Ravensdown’s Western Sahara story rebutted

Press Release – Western Sahara Campaign

Western Sahara Campaign-NZ enlisted the support of Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) to question and comment on Ravensdowns stated position in its press release of the 11th of December 2019, Two sides to the Western Sahara story. Read more »

Plunging DHB deficits prove the pie is too small

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Reports that DHB deficits are set to plunge even further this year are yet more proof that underfunding is bringing hospitals to their knees, says the new Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Sarah Dalton. Read more »

Remuneration Authority loses credibility with 41% pay hike

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The 41 percent pay hike for West Coast regional councillors will further erode taxpayers trust in the Remuneration Authority, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, Pay rates for councillors should broadly … Read more »

$10.98 million of PGF funding announced

Press Release – Kaikoura District Council

Kaikuras bright future received a $10.98 million endorsement from the Provincial Growth Fund today at Kaikura District Council. Read more »

Auckland Council cops backlash over proposed port locations

Article – Nick Truebridge – Local Democracy Reporter

Plans to continue lobbying for the investigation of a new port in Auckland’s south have drawn the ire of a Northland strategist. Read more »

The Conundrum of Deductions

Press Release –

Can I withhold payment or deduct money from payment due to my employee certainly one of our top 10 FAQs but most of the time the answer is no. Read more »

Low business confidence takes its toll on the job market

Press Release – Trademe

Low business confidence is taking a toll on the job market as new listings fall to the lowest in four years, according to an analysis of over 66,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 31 December 2019. Read more »

Sudden closure of sawmill shows intervention needed

Press Release – FIRST Union

Yesterdays sudden announcement of the closure of Pacific Pine Industries Ltd, a timber processing and sawmill in Putaruru, has left its 60+ employees reeling. Staff were called in from their annual leave on Monday to a meeting where they were … Read more »

Employer held to task again, after exploiting workers

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Hawkes Bay based horticulture employer, who breached labour laws in 2015, has again been penalised by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), this time for breaches against migrant employees in the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

Horrified finding out she had to work on Christmas day

Press Release – Dairy Womens Network

New to dairy farming Jess Moore was horrified when she found out she had to work on Christmas day. Read more »

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