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  • 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.
  • Employer Bulletin | 1 May 2023

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    A new cyclone levy, to pay for the recovery of the Auckland floods and Cyclone Gabrielle, has been ruled out by the Government in the upcoming Budget.

  • Employer Bulletin | 24 April 2023

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    Due to strong demand and further need for support from cyclone-affected businesses, the Government has approved another $25 million boost in business support grants, to be distributed via local agencies on the ground, to help get businesses back up and running as quickly as possible. 

  • Employer Bulletin | 17 April 2023

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    32 roles from the health sector have recently been added to the Straight-to-Residence pathway of the Green List to help prepare our health system for the coming winter.

  • Employer Bulletin | 11 April 2023

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    From 13 April, employers can expect to gain access to thousands more working holiday-makers as the Government has announced an increase in the Spain Working Holiday Scheme annual quota (from 200 to 2,000 places).

  • Employer Bulletin | 3 April 2023

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    Over 600 migrant workers have been successful in their applications for the new Recovery Visa, and are set to provide expertise in construction, engineering and heavy machine operation to aid domestic skilled workers in our cyclone and flooding recovery effort.

  • Employer Bulletin | 27 March 2023

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    Moananui - Blue Economy Cluster is a new government project, in partnership with local businesses and regional leaders, that aims to accelerate growth and boost jobs in the Nelson Tasman region.

  • Employer Bulletin | 20 March 2023

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    Businesses in cyclone-affected regions are receiving a further $25 million in grants from the Government to assist with their recovery. Additionally, the Rangitata vessel has been chartered for an emergency coastal route between Gisborne and Napier, with the potential for expansion.

  • Employer Bulletin | 13 March 2023

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    Across New Zealand, around 50,000 school and kindergarten teachers are preparing for a strike this Thursday as part of their campaign to secure pay and working condition improvements.

  • Employer Bulletin | 6 March 2023

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    As the cost of doing business increases across the board, including Healthcare, the Government announced that it will top up payments to non-contracted ACC providers to ensure treatment cost stays low for injured New Zealanders.

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