Saturday, 04 April 2020

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  • Call For Collaboration And Alignment

    08:24 | 30/3/20
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    A virtual meeting of economic development practitioners from across the regions of New Zealand has reinforced the need for alignment of effort between regions and among local, regional and central agencies in the face of COVID-19. Initiated by ... more»
  • Essential Services Safely Provided At Port Nelson

    17:00 | 29/3/20
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    Under the State of Emergency declared by the government, Port Nelson is classed as an essential service and the port infrastructure is classed as critical infrastructure to continue current and future operations. As an ‘ essential service’ , the port ... more»
  • Budgeting Expert Says Vulnerable People Suffering From Countdown Removing Regular Specials

    16:22 | 29/3/20
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    Budgeting Expert Jennifer McIvor says anecdotal feedback from her followers overwhelmingly supports the fact that Countdown’s decision to remove the regular specials during the Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand is causing vulnerable people to suffer. Jennifer ... more»
  • Home Support Workers May Refuse Unsafe Work If PPE Not Provided

    16:06 | 29/3/20
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    Home support workers say they are scared to go to work because without adequate supplies of personal protective equipment they risk spreading Covid-19 to their clients. The Public Service Association represents workers in the sector, and while the union ... more»
  • Business Trust Marlborough Urges Business Owners To Seek Help

    15:37 | 29/3/20
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    Business Trust Marlborough is urging local businesspeople to take up the Government’s offer of assistance. Business Trust Marlborough manager Brian Dawson says Business Trust Marlborough is keen to talk to business owners to ensure they are accessing ... more»
  • COVID-19: Breaches Of Work Rights Will Be Logged With Unions

    12:58 | 29/3/20
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    The Council of Trade Unions has today launched an online tool for working Kiwis to identify employers who aren’t doing the right thing during the COVID-19 period. CTU President Richard Wagstaff is concerned that some employers are not following ... more»
  • Summary Of Exemptions From The Takeovers Code To Address COVID-19 Impact

    18:16 | 28/3/20
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    On 26 March 2020, the Takeovers Panel announced that it had approved the granting of a suite of temporary class exemptions from the Takeovers Code that are aimed at assisting Code companies in raising capital. These exemptions will apply to capital ... more»
  • Business Must Pass On Full Wage Subsidies, Extra Measures Applauded

    15:44 | 28/3/20
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    The Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central is echoing the Government’s call for employers to ensure they pass on the wage subsidies to all their employees. "The vast majority of businesses will be doing the right thing and passing on ... more»
  • Mitre 10 MEGA Pitches In To Help Out Wellington Night Shelter

    12:13 | 28/3/20
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    Communal living in the Wellington Night Shelter has just been made safer for its regular residents who need to be in self-isolation – thanks to a mega helping hand from local businesses. The communal set-up at the Wellington Night Shelter meant ... more»
  • BNZ Home Loan Deferments Applications Available Now

    11:23 | 28/3/20
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    Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has announced today it is ready to accept applications for home loan repayment deferment from its customers. The scheme, announced yesterday by Finance Minister Grant Robertson, has been developed in conjunction with the Government, ... more»
  • EMA Applauds Extra Measures To Keep People In Work

    19:00 | 27/3/20
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    The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says the extra measures to keep people in work will be a huge relief to businesses across New Zealand, and have saved jobs. Chief Executive Brett O’Riley said the Government’s most recent announcement ... more»
  • NZ Post Asks All Kiwis To Please Strictly Respect The 2 Metre Rule With Posties And Couriers

    17:21 | 27/3/20
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    As an essential service for New Zealanders, NZ Post’s first priority during the level 4 lockdown is the health, safety, support and wellbeing of our people. NZ Post Chief Executive, David Walsh says, “One issue that has come to the foreground in ... more»
  • Advice On Tenants Moving Properties During COVID-19 Lockdown

    16:57 | 27/3/20
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    “If parties must move in extreme circumstances, they must exercise extreme caution, follow Ministry of Health guidelines and follow the Alert System when moving,” says Tenancy Services Information and Education Manager Jennifer Sykes. “If parties ... more»
  • Employers Urged To Act In Good Faith During COVID-19 Crisis

    16:12 | 27/3/20
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    Equal Employment Opportunities and Women’s Rights Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo has called on employers to act in good faith when accessing available schemes by the Government. Concerns have been raised by unions that some employers ... more»
  • Statement Of Issues Released For Mylan N.V./Upjohn Inc. Clearance Application

    16:04 | 27/3/20
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    The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Issues relating to an application from Mylan N.V. (Mylan) and Upjohn Inc. (Upjohn) seeking clearance to merge their global pharmaceutical businesses. The Statement of Issues outlines the Commission’s ... more»
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