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Cyclone and flood recovery support and initiatives

Cyclone Gabrielle continues to impact the Hawke’s Bay and the effects will be long-lasting.

Critical infrastructure repairs are a top priority, but the damage wrought by the cyclone is not just physical – the mental health and wellbeing of business owners, employees and the broader community cannot be understated.

The latest

  • Employer Bulletin | 19 February

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    The Three Waters legislation, a subject of intense debate, has been decisively repealed by the Coalition Government under the leadership of Local Government Minister Simeon Brown.

  • Employer Bulletin | 12 February

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    Social Development and Employment Minister Louise Upston has announced a refocus in the coalition government's approach to employment efforts and the welfare system. This new approach prioritises supporting people into work. 

  • Employer Bulletin | 5 February

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    New Zealand plans to raise its adult minimum wage by 2% to $23.15 per hour from April 1, 2024, as stated by Minister Brooke van Velden.

  • Employer Bulletin | 29 January

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    In the 12 months leading to the December 2023 quarter, New Zealand's consumer price index (CPI) rose by 4.7%.

  • Employer Bulletin | 23 January

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    The coalition Government is confirming that the exemption from road user charges (RUC) for owners of light electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids will end from 1 April.

  • Employer Bulletin | 15 January

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    Finance Minister Nicola Willis announced a commitment to delivering further income tax relief in the 2024 Budget.

  • Half-year Economic and Fiscal Update & ‘mini-Budget’

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    The Half-year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) was delivered against a backdrop of considerable uncertainty and ongoing risks both domestically and internationally. In short, tax revenue growth is slowing, deficits are larger than forecast, and economic growth per capita is in decline.

  • Employer Bulletin | 19 December

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    Legislation to repeal Fair Pay Agreements passed its third reading in Parliament earlier this week, achieving an early milestone in the Government’s 100-day plan.

  • Employer Bulletin | 11 December

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    Twelve people are facing deportation after a multi-million-dollar crime syndicate was busted in Tāmaki Makaurau.

  • Employer Bulletin | 4 December

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    ACC has identified up to 500 MyACC accounts which are being investigated for fraudulent activity. The people behind the apparent fraud appear to have used MyACC to submit fraudulent travel reimbursement claims to ACC for financial gain.

  • 2023 Annual General Meeting of Business Central Incorporated

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    The 2023 Annual General Meeting of Business Central Incorporated, which includes the Business Central and Wellington Chamber of Commerce brands, will be held at 4pm on Wednesday, 13 December.

  • Employer Bulletin | 27 November

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    On Friday 17 November, a 53-year-old Auckland business owner was charged with one count of Exploitation, after a 4-month investigation, conducted by Immigration’s investigations unit, found they were involved in migrant exploitation involving 3 migrants.

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