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Online Advertisements Show Labour Market Is Improving

Online Advertisements Show Labour Market Is Improving
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - An increasing number of jobs being advertised online shows demand for skilled workers is steadily improving, says Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett.

NZ Human Rights Record Under Scrutiny At UN

NZ Human Rights Record Under Scrutiny At UN
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 17 NZPA - New Zealand's record on human rights and challenges it faced were highlighted today as Justice Minister Simon Power spoke at the United Nations.

Ministry Glossing Over Mapua Health Risks, Greens Say

Ministry Glossing Over Mapua Health Risks, Greens Say
Wellington, March 16 NZPA - The Ministry of Health is glossing over the risks presented by a site near Nelson historically polluted through exposure to toxic chemicals and later cleaned up, the Green Party says.

Seasonal Employer Scheme Improving, Says Report

Wellington, March 9 NZPA - A report on the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme, which brings Pacific workers to New Zealand to fill horticulture and viticulture workforce gaps, shows while some difficulties have been presented, it has generally been a useful and positive initiative.

Adventure Tourism Review Due At End Of May

Auckland, Feb 18 NZPA - A review into risk management and safety provisions in the adventure and outdoor tourism sectors will be completed by the end of May.

Health And Safety Strategy Found To Be Sound

Health And Safety Strategy Found To Be Sound
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - A review has found the Department of Labour's workplace health and safety strategy is sound but needs to be rejuvenated and reprioritised.

Workers Face Big ACC Levy Increases

Workers Face Big ACC Levy Increases
Wellington, Dec 1 NZPA - Levies for workers on the average income would go up by almost $500 if ACC recommendations to the Government went through in their current form.

Accusations Fly In Wanganui Port Battle

Accusations Fly In Wanganui Port Battle
Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws is accusing a company overseeing the city's port of running it down to the extent of creating a public health hazard.

Research Shows Immigration Important For Every NZer

Research Shows Immigration Important For Every NZer
Wellington, Nov 3 NZPA - Immigration contributes significantly to every New Zealander's per capita income, new research shows.

Mother's Return To Work Causes Problems

Wellington, Sept 27 NZPA - A senior Department of Labour staffer has caused an up-roar by returning to work from maternity leave early and leaving colleagues to look after her baby.

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