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  • Employer Bulletin | 26 June

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    The Government is making changes to the Skilled Migrant Category as part of the immigration rebalance, to help businesses attract workers to fill skill shortages. The announcements included the removal of caps on skilled migrants and the introduction of a simplified points system based on occupat

  • Employer Bulletin | 19 June

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    WorkSafe New Zealand welcomes the guilty pleas from White Island Tours Limited today to charges laid under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, related to their tour operations at Whakaari.

  • Employer Bulletin | 12 June

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    Primary teachers have accepted the government's pay offer, resulting in a rise in the top base salary step to $100,000 by the end of 2024. This two-year settlement also includes improvements to teachers' conditions, such as increased classroom release time.

  • Employer Bulletin | 6 June

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    New Zealand businesses are now benefitting from the new free trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK FTA). The agreement, one of seven negotiated by the Labour government, has come into effect, bringing an up to $1 billion boost to annual GDP.

  • Employer Bulletin | 29 May

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    Minister of Health, Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced around 6,100 general practitioners, community nurses, and kaiāwhina in New Zealand will receive pay rises averaging 8% to address pay disparities with hospital nurses.

  • Employer Bulletin | 22 May 2023

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    Despite global challenges, the Treasury anticipates New Zealand will avoid recession, supported by rebuilding efforts and stronger tourism.

  • Budget Update

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    Yesterday Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivered the Government’s final Budget before the election. Following the Budget, Simon Arcus, Chief Executive of Business Central said:

  • What Business Central wants from the Budget

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    Simon Arcus, Chief Executive of Business Central says, “Businesses are facing a range of challenges including high inflation, rising interest rates and difficulties in attracting and retaining skilled and motivated staff.

  • Business Central Launches 2023 Health & Safety Roadshow

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    Earlier this week, Business Central launched the 2023 Health & Safety Roadshow, proudly sponsored by ACC.The Roadshow aims to equip businesses with the tools required to manage risk in the workplace, with a series of experts exploring ways to avoid, mitigate, transfer and accept risk across s

  • Employer Bulletin | 15 May

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    On Thursday, Finance Minister, Hon. Grant Robertson MP will deliver this government's final Budget before the election.

  • Employer Bulletin | 8 May 2023

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    The Privacy Commissioner's office has launched Privacy Week, a flagship educational event in New Zealand. It includes a series of free online talks covering digital privacy-related topics such as AI, biometrics, Māori data sovereignty and online dating.

  • Signs of Recession on the Horizon, Business Survey Shows

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    A net negative of almost 80% of businesses (a historic low) expect the New Zealand economy to be performing worse in 12 months’ time than at present, the latest Central New Zealand Business Confidence Survey has found.
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