Acting Minister Energy and Resources, Hekia Parata, today welcomed Auckland Council's introduction of a special rates scheme to encourage people in the region to insulate their homes.
The news that 3908 Kiwis headed across the ditch in February looking for higher paying jobs is an indictment on the National Government and its utter failure to grow our economy, says Labour Leader Phil Goff.
Almost 60% of the workforce either hate their jobs or have a ho-hum attitude while the rest really love their work or gain satisfaction from it, according to the first wave of the Leadership Management Australasia's L.E.A.D. (Leadership Employment & Direction) Survey for 2011.
Economic forecasters believe the past year was weaker than previously thought, and the recovery has been delayed due mainly to the second Canterbury earthquake, according to the latest NZIER Consensus Forecasts Survey.
Labour productivity grew 3.7 percent in the March 2010 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. New figures from the information release Productivity Statistics: 1978-2010 show that the weaker labour market has boosted productivity.
Staff at Australia's premier science and research organisation, the CSIRO, will commence stop work industrial action this week to resolve a dispute over pay and conditions.
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