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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 | 20 November

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    In April 2022 Auckland scaffolder, Jahden Nelson, suffered an electric shock at work that resulted in the loss of both his arms. The incident could have been avoided had his employer, CPA 2022 Limited, demonstrated greater diligence.

  • Employer Bulletin | 13 November

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    A new resource explaining the link between human rights, te Tiriti o Waitangi and co-governance has been released by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission.

  • Employer Bulletin | 6 November

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    Labour Hire business owner, Surasak Pootinun, has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail after being found guilty of 69 different tax evasion and forgery charges involving nearly one million dollars.

  • Employer Bulletin | 30 October

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    The cost of living for New Zealand households has increased by 7.4 percent in the 12 months to the September 2023 quarter, according to Stats NZ.

  • Employer Bulletin | 24 October

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    Following the death of 52-year-old Julian Bruins Yates, whose van was struck when a trailer detached from a work vehicle, a WorkSafe investigation found that the trailer’s safety chain was not connected to the vehicle.

  • Employer Bulletin | 16 October

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    Following the election at the weekend, it’s likely that any new government will pursue a range of reforms to employment legislation. For example, National has made clear that it will repeal Fair Pay legislation within 100 days of taking power.

  • Employer Bulletin | 9 October

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    The New Zealand Government's Apprenticeship Boost initiative has achieved a significant milestone, with 20,000 employers participating in the program. Since its launch in August 2020, the initiative has supported nearly 62,000 apprentices in commencing and advancing their trade training.

  • Employer Bulletin | 2 October

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    From September 29, 2023, New Zealand is accepting applications for Work to Residence visas, including Green List and sector agreements visas.

  • Employer Bulletin | 25 September

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    New Zealand's economy is experiencing a strong export boost, signaling a positive turnaround and increased resilience following the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle. Finance Minister Grant Robertson highlights the economy's strength in the face of global uncertainties.

  • 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.

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