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  • Employer Bulletin | 18 September

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    The Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update reveals positive signs for New Zealand's economy, avoiding a recession despite global challenges and the recent North Island weather events.

  • Employer Bulletin | 11 September

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    In a devastating workplace accident, 19-year-old Matthew Nevill suffered the partial amputation of three fingers while attempting to repair a conveyor belt chain during his summer job at Clyde Orchards in February 2021.

  • Employer Bulletin | 4 September

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    Individuals holding a Special Ukraine Visa in New Zealand have the opportunity to pursue a residency pathway, provided that the principal applicant was granted the visa and arrived in New Zealand before March 15, 2024.

  • Employer Bulletin | 28 August

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    Disabled individuals face significant challenges in gaining employment, and recent data from Stats NZ reveals a widening income gap. In 2021, the income gap was $144 per week less in median wage or salary. Now, the gap has increased to $225 per week.

  • Employer Bulletin | 21 August

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    The Government has lifted all remaining COVID-19 public health requirements, as of 12:01 am on Tuesday, 15th August. Recent data shows a consistent downward trend in COVID-19 case rates, wastewater levels, and hospitalisations since June.

  • Employer Bulletin | 14 August

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    Leisheng (Leonard) Cheng, owner of Great Taste restaurant in Dunedin, has been fined $11,900 after being sentenced in the Dunedin District Court on August 7, 2023.

  • Employer Bulletin | 7 August

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    The Government is working alongside business to deliver on its commitment to address modern slavery by introducing new legislation that mandates transparency.

  • Employer Bulletin | 31 July

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    Household living costs surged by 7.2 percent in the 12 months leading to June 2023, following a 7.7 percent increase in the 12 months to March 2023.

  • Employer Bulletin | 24 July

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    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a new criminal offense targeting ramraid offending, with a maximum 10-year sentence. This move aims to combat the considerable harm caused by ram raids and address the cycle of reoffending among a small group of young offenders.

  • Employer Bulletin | 17 July

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    Pierre van Heerden has been appointed as New Zealand's first Grocery Commissioner, aiming to enhance competition in the supermarket sector. With over 25 years of experience and a background in advocating for consumer value and transparency, his 5 year term will focus on leveling the playing field

  • NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement signed

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    The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with the European Union opens up a market previously obstructed by tariffs on products exported from New Zealand.

  • Employer Bulletin | 10 July

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    The Government is forming a national destination management team with $5 million from the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy.

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