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Health bodies fail to detect serious employment law breaches

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland pharmacy group penalised for underpaying employees by more than $255,000, has highlighted a hole in the auditing processes within the health sector when it comes to safeguarding the labour standards of employees. Read more »

Sport NZ expands school program into Waikato and Southland

Press Release – Sport New Zealand

Sport NZ is doubling the reach of its pilot by adding 40 new primary and intermediate schools in Waikato and Southland in partnership with regional sports trusts Sport Waikato and Sport Southland. Read more »

Inspection reports for three prisons released

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released inspection reports for Auckland South Corrections Facility, Rimutaka Prison and Otago Corrections Facility. Read more »

Kiwi leaders stepping up to sleep rough

Press Release – Lifewise

Influential leaders from business and community are signing up to sleep rough at The Lifewise Big Sleepout on one of the coldest, longest nights of winter Thursday 20th June, 2019. The event will see business and community leaders and entrepreneurs … Read more »

Progress being made for administration workers on AA Day

Press Release – Public Service Association

Progress being made for administration workers on Admin Appreciation day Read more »

Mild brain injuries may have widespread impact

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Any impairment of social cognitive functions may lead to social-behavioural problems, poor communication skills, relationship difficulties, unemployment, stress, loneliness and reduced social participation. Read more »

Transformative Kiwi Justice and the Christchurch Massacre

Column – Jeremy Simons

With 50 murder charges and numerous lower charges, as well as the public nature and social media “performance” of the crime, there is little doubt that Brenton Tarrant will be found guilty of murder in the Christchurch massacre. Yet the scale … Read more »

Statement from Waikato DHB Board member Dave Macpherson

Press Release – Dave Macpherson

I have been informed this afternoon of the intention by the Minister of Health to sack the Waikato DHB Board in 2 weeks if if does not give sufficient reason for him not to do this. Read more »

Health Minister considers Commissioner for Waikato DHB

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has informed Waikato DHB Board that he is seriously dissatisfied with their performance and is considering the appointment of a Commissioner to replace Board members. Read more »

“The Makers” Making it for Charity

Press Release – Positive Women

Women and Jewellery were the perfect partners in a fundraising initiative by the Makers Jewellery collaborative based in Wellington, and Positive Women Inc., a support organisation for women and families living with HIV. Read more »

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