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  • 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.

  • Employer Bulletin | 3 July

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    The Government is providing support to growers, farmers, and businesses affected by severe weather events in the North Island. They are offering financial assistance by underwriting bank loans and providing cheaper finance options to ensure the long-term survival of critical regional industries.

  • 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.

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