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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 »

New petition calls on Toyota to repay secret $391,000 grant

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union has launched a petition calling on Toyota New Zealand to pay back the $391,000 grant secretly given by Palmerston North City Council, for which the Council and Toyota refuse to explain. Read more »

Wellington GPs to strike again

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

GPs at Wellingtons Ora Toa Health practices will strike again tomorrow (FRIDAY) for a full day because of the employers stubborn refusal to include dentists in the collective agreement. Read more »

Welfare rolls swell with 1 in 10 on benefits

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The number of New Zealanders on welfare continues to swell under the Labour Government with one in ten working-age people on a main benefit, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Benefits up as Govt makes it easier to do nothing

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The number of people claiming the job seeker benefit has increased by 11,000 because the Government is going soft on benefit sanctions and those who dont want to work, Nationals Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. Read more »

Teacher fears life on benefit in immigration wait

Article – RNZ

A widowed teacher with an autistic son is among those pleading for an answer on whether their parents will be allowed to join them under a shelved immigration programme. Read more »

Leo Donnelly joins Chen Palmer Partners Auckland Office

Press Release – Chen Palmer

Chen Palmer Partners is pleased to announce that Leo Donnelly has joined its Auckland office as a Special Counsel after previously working in the firms Wellington office last year. Read more »

2degrees appoints CFO Mark Aue as chief executive

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – 2degrees has appointed chief financial officer Mark Aue as chief executive, replacing Stewart Sherriff who signalled in August that he wanted to step down after five years in the top job. Read more »

Westfield Trading Hours – Auckland Anniversary Long Weekend

Press Release – Scentre Group

Shoppers will have the opportunity to visit their local Westfield to shop, catch up with friends or enjoy the dining and entertainment on offer throughout the Auckland Anniversary long weekend, with Westfield centres in Auckland open on the public holiday … Read more »

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