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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 and fostering increased competition. The government has also implemented measures such as requiring major retailers to offer wholesale options, proposing a Grocery Supply Code, banning restrictive land agreements, establishing a dispute resolution scheme, and introducing unit pricing.

In today's Bulletin

  • First Grocery Commissioner appointed to hold sector to account
  • FTA to increase NZ exports to the EU by $1.8 billion a year
  • Fruit picking company and owner fined for employing unlawful migrants
  • Whakaari helicopter operators plead guilty
  • Five Employment Relations Authority cases and five Bills open for public submission
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