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National Position On Trial Period For Teachers Questioned

National Position On Trial Period For Teachers Questioned
Cabinet Minister Trevor Mallard is calling on National to clarify its position on whether new teachers would face 90-day-trial periods or not after conflicting comments.

Feisty Employment Relations Forum Hits Nerves

ACT and National candidates walked into the lion's den trying to defend their policies at the Council of Trade Unions employment relations forum in Wellington today.

Kiwisavers' Bank Balances Worse Under Nats - Cullen

The overall bank balances of anyone in KiwiSaver will be worse off under National's economic and tax plan than under Labour's policy, Labour's finance spokesman Dr Cullen said today.

Govt Wants Legal Minimum For Redundancy Compensation

Labour would set a legal minimum for redundancy compensation and notice if it wins the election. Labour Minister Trevor Mallard made the announcement at a union election forum today.

Meridian Energy Partner In Waikato Wind Energy Project

Wellington, Sept 18 NZPA - Meridian Energy has become a partner in Waikato electricity distribution company WEL Networks' proposed $200 million 28-turbine wind park east of Raglan.

Business Faces Off With Politicians In Wellington

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - More than 150 business people heard views from politicians of all persuasions at the Business NZ Election conference in Wellington today. Business NZ chief executive Phil O'Reilly said the most spirited debate was in the session on infrastructure and energy.

KiwiSaver Loophole Closed

Parliament has passed law to ensure employers pay contributions to their employees' KiwiSaver accounts and putting workers' rights to rest, and meal breaks and infant feeding breaks into law.

Govt Brings In Bill To Fix Kiwisaver Loophole

The Government has introduced a proposed law change to Parliament which it says will ensure employers meet their obligations to pay contributions to their employees' KiwiSaver accounts.

Mighty River Seeks To Have Wind Farm Project Called In

Wellington, Sept 2 NZPA - State-owned Mighty River Power is asking the Government whether its application to build a wind farm development at Turitea near Palmerston North can be fast-tracked by being called in.

Environment Minister Calls In Contact Energy Wind Farm Project

Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - Environment Minister Trevor Mallard says he intends to call in Contact Energy's proposal for a 180-turbine wind farm near Raglan to be considered by an independent board of inquiry.

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