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Ministry of Education offers $10,000 to most teachers

Press Release – Ministry of Education

It is hard to understand why the teaching unions are threatening further campaigns before the NZEI members get the opportunity to vote on the settlement offer, and while the PPTA is still in active bargaining with the Ministry. Read more »

Hamilton-Auckland rail plan would cost $185 per person

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

A passenger service between Auckland and Hamilton requiring a reported $57.7 million in ratepayer and taxpayer subsidies works out as at least $185 per passenger per trip, calculates the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Read more »

Blind people significantly under employed around the world

Press Release – Blind Foundation

Toronto, Ont. People with sight loss are significantly less employed full-time than their sighted counterparts, according to a recent survey from the CNIB Foundation, Vision Australia and the Blind Foundation of New Zealand. The results were nearly … Read more »

NZBA calls for resolution to court strike

Press Release – NZ Bar Association

The countrys professional body for barristers, the New Zealand Bar Association, says the current dispute between the Ministry of Justice and court staff should be resolved as quickly as possible because of safety considerations. Read more »

Bus commuters in Waikato ride for free as protest continues

Press Release – First Union

Christmas comes early for bus commuters in the Waikato this year as around 120 bus drivers will refuse to accept payment from passengers. Passengers will be receiving free rides on services provided by Go Bus in Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Otorohanga and … Read more »

Education unions’ combined executives to meet

Press Release – NZEI

The combined National Executives of NZEI Te Riu Roa and the PPTA Te Wehengarua are meeting today (Friday, 16 November) at 4pm to discuss possible joint campaigning next year, should members reject the offers from the Ministry of Education. Read more »

High unemployment drives teen to transform his district

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

The hard work and dedication of an emerging young leader in Horowhenua has paid off after his project was supported by the Provincial Growth Fund today. Read more »

Court industrial action now a threat to safety

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

A serious incident at the Christchurch District Court this morning was a direct result of the situation created by the unresolved collective bargaining between the Ministry of Justice and court staff who are members of the PSA, the New Zealand Law Society … Read more »

Boat repair loan is just gambling with taxpayer money

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Hon Shane Jones decision to loan $4.8 million to a Whangarei boat repair company is simply gambling with taxpayer money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, Oceania Marine is a private … Read more »

New report on why sugar taxes don’t work to curb obesity

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

A new report from the New Zealand Taxpayer Union examines why the taxing of sugar-sweetened beverages around the world has failed to curb obesity Read more »

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