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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.

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.

Transport Minister, Hon Simeon Brown, announced the transition of EVs and plug-in hybrids to Road User Charges (RUC) is to ensure fairness and equity in contributing to road maintenance costs.

This move aligns with the National-ACT coalition commitment to integrate all vehicles into the RUC system. From April 1st, light EVs and plug-in hybrids will need to purchase a reduced-rate RUC license. A two-month transition period is provided to register without penalty for unpaid RUC.

In today’s Bulletin

  • INZ celebrates 1 million visa decisions and more 2023 achievements
  • Electronic card transactions: December 2023
  • Selected price indexes: December 2023
  • Benefit numbers show scale of repair job ahead
  • Electric vehicles to pay road user charges
  • Three Employment Court cases and Three Employment Relations Authority cases 

If you have any questions, about this case or other employment relation matters, you can call the Advice Line team on 0800 800 362.

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