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Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum employment standards. “Employers are the backbone of our economy and... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is biggest listed retailer) March 20 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Powell, chief executive of... more

Woodhouse welcomes skilled migrants

12 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures out today showing an increasing number of skilled migrants coming to New Zealand as a sign of the country’s strong economic outlook. The 14th... more

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the Careers Expo. New Zealand is in an enviable position. Labour demand is continuing... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New Zealand. The new rate, unveiled in Wellington at 3pm, has risen 2.5 per cent from... more

Workforce skills target lifted

19 Feb 2015 Recruitment
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the Government is revising the workforce skills target to 60 per cent of 25–34... more

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

4 Feb 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in the last year. Today’s Household Labour Force Survey shows employment was... more

Tainui's Mike Pohio resigns

23 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Fiona Rotherham Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Mike Pohio, chief executive of Tainui Group Holdings, has resigned after eight years at the helm and as Waikato-Tainui reconsiders its capital commitment to a planned... more

Manufacturing activity rises to decade high in December

22 Jan 2015 Recruitment
By Suze Metherell Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's manufacturing sector rose last month to its highest level in a decade. The BNZ-Business NZ performance of manufacturing index rose to a... more

MBIE report backs primary sector careers

21 Jan 2015 Recruitment
Lincoln University 21 January 2015 - for immediate release MBIE report backs primary sector careers Lincoln University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Business Development, Jeremy Baker, has welcomed the... more

International education now worth $2.85 billion

21 Jan 2015 Recruitment
International education continues to be a star performer in New Zealand’s export-led growth according to latest data, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says. The ... more

NZ skilled job vacancies rise in Dec as Chch spurs hiring

21 Jan 2015 Recruitment
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ skilled job vacancies rise in December as Canterbury rebuild spurs hiring By Suze Metherell Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The number of skilled vacancies advertised online in New... more

2015 Occupation Outlook App released

20 Jan 2015 Recruitment
New Zealand Government 2015 Occupation Outlook App released Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2015 Occupation Outlook report and mobile App, which allows ... more

Graduates find jobs in diverse drilling industry

19 Jan 2015 Recruitment
Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s drilling training programme is celebrating another successful year, with 100% of 2014 graduates snapped up by employers across the lucrative New Zealand industry. TPP Programme... more

Journey means jobs for young people

5 Jan 2015 Recruitment
There are some frightening statistics when it comes to youth unemployment in Auckland. National joblessness across all age groups is running at 5.6 per cent. National youth unemployment (16-24 year olds) is 15 per... more

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News

Budget to invest $244 million in schools

14 Apr 2015 Education
Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say next month’s Budget will provide $244 million... more

Prince Harry to visit centres across New Zealand

13 Apr 2015 News
Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key released today further details on Prince Harry’s visit to New Zealand in May. “Prince... more

Business

World Bank says sharp slowdown in China would hurt NZ, Australia

14 Apr 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - A sharp slowdown in China would hurt commodity exporting countries like New Zealand and Australia and... more

Cubic Defence NZ targets corporate, military sales

13 Apr 2015 Business News By Fiona Rotherham
  Cubic Defence NZ targets corporate along with military and security customers April 10 (BusinessDesk) - High-tech exporter... more

Living

ANZAC to be commemorated in UK - with massive waiata

13 Apr 2015 ANZAC
Thousands of Australians, New Zealanders and Britons will gather in London on 25 April 2015 to mark the Centenary of the ANZAC... more

Gordon Campbell on the demise of Campbell Live

10 Apr 2015 Entertainment
  The imminent axeing of Campbell Live has been the inevitable outcome of a mindset which considers only (a) declining ratings... more

Property

NZ house prices rise 8% in March, led by 13% Auckland jump

14 Apr 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property prices rose in March, led by Auckland where housing supply isn't meeting... more

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV

1 Apr 2015 Property By Suze Metherell
  NZ property values rise at fastest pace in 9 months in March: QV April 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Sport

Black Sticks win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

13 Apr 2015 Sport
The Black Sticks Men have won the 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in thrilling style with a 3-1 shoot-out victory over Australia. The... more

Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race 2015: Kiwi bros part of Oxford victory

13 Apr 2015 Sport
Two New Zealand brothers helped the Oxford University rowers win over their Cambridge counterparts in the annual boat race on London's... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on UE pass rates & university dropout rates

14 Apr 2015 Opinion
Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry

9 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on a union victory in the fast food industry Good to have a reminder of why trade unions are still essential... more

Kiwi Success

Smiths City names 'turnaround specialist' Roy Campbell CEO

14 Apr 2015 Appointments
April 14 (BusinessDesk) - Smiths City Group, the Christchurch-based retail chain, named Roy Campbell as chief executive, replacing... more

Appointments to Lotteries Commission

8 Apr 2015 Appointments
  Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Judy Kirk as the Presiding Member (Chair) of the... more

Recruitment

NZ Government moves to strengthen employment standards

26 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum... more

RESEND: 63% of Warehouse permanent staff now on career wage

20 Mar 2015 Recruitment By Fiona Rotherham
  RESEND: Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on 'career retailer wage' (Fixes fourth paragraph to show Warehouse is... more