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'Unions lodge pay equity claim for care and support workers'

Unions representing care and support workers are lodging a pay equity claim today to raise pay rates for a majority female workforce that has always been undervalued.

KiwiBuild celebrates four years of failure - Chris Bishop

Today marks the fourth birthday of KiwiBuild, but there’s nothing for the Government to celebrate with just 1,366 homes built out of the 100,000 promised, National’s Housing spokesperson Chris Bishop says.

Jane Clifton's listener article 'lie'

A reader of the latest issue of the Listener magazine (July 2-July 8 2022) has brought to my attention Jane Clifton’s article.

Reserve Bank welcomes new legislative foundations

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua has today welcomed commencement of its new foundational legislation the RBNZ Act 2021.

More restrictions than trade - Brooke van Velden

"The EU Free Trade Deal will add more restrictions, rather than granting new access to trade," says ACT Deputy Leader and Trade spokesperson Brooke van Velden.

Govt launches new Ministry of Disabled People - Sepuloni, Williams

In what is a milestone day, the Government has launched Aotearoa New Zealand’s first Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled People, and New Zealand’s first Ministry that will have a NZ Sign Language name, as well as Te Reo Māori and English names.

'Government funding needed to pay for disability worker pay boost'

The disability support provider sector is calling on the government to clarify how much extra funding providers will receive to cover the cost of government-mandated pay rises, says New Zealand Disability Support Network CEO Peter Reynolds.

EU market remains largely closed to NZ dairy - DCANZ

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is disappointed that the free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the European Union leaves the EU market 98.5% closed to key New Zealand dairy products.

New Zealand secures 'major free trade deal' with EU - Ardern and O'Connor

Export revenue to the EU to grow by up to $1.8 billion annually on full implementation. Duty-free access on 97% of New Zealand’s current exports to the EU; with over 91% being removed the day the FTA comes into force. NZ exporters set to save approx.

Supporting the Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill 'will save lives'

Alcohol Healthwatch is thrilled that the reality of thriving communities free from alcohol harm is one step closer now that MP Chlöe Swarbrick’s Private Members’ Bill will proceed to be debated in Parliament.