Lower ACC levy will save $100 million for businesses

Iain Lees-Galloway Thomas Coughlan, Wellington, December 11, 2018 The Government has announced a reduction to ACC’s work levy, saying it will hold all other ACC levies at their current rate. The move will save businesses $100 million over the next two years, the Government said. The average work levy paid by employers and self-employed people will decrease from 72 cents…

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Lower ACC levy will save $100 million for businesses

Thomas Coughlan Wellington, December 11, 2018 The Government has announced a reduction to ACC’s work levy, saying it will hold all other ACC levies at their current rate. The move will save businesses $100 million over the next two years, the Government said.  The average work levy paid by employers and self-employed people will decrease from 72 cents to 67 cents per $100 of…

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Our Salutations come with esteem and dignity

But let us first look back at George Orwell and his prophesies Journalism is no longer the domain of a few, who, through qualifications and tough training, get their first by-line after a year or two of cub-reporting. In a fast-changing socio-economic landscape, almost everyone is a scribe, thanks to social media such Facebook and Twitter, people can report people,…

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Achievements gratify, challenges motivate towards progress

Jacinda Ardern Firstly, I would like to offer my congratulations to Indian Newslink on the occasion of your 19th anniversary. Thank you for all the hard work that you have done, strengthening connections in your community over those years. We have also recently celebrated a significant anniversary. Our Achievements It has now been a year since the Coalition Government came…

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Poor policies adversely affect all New Zealanders

Simon Bridges One of National’s main focuses in Opposition is to hold this Government to account as it imposes more costs on New Zealand families. A year in, New Zealanders are feeling the effects of the Government’s poor policies, its careless approach to the safety of our communities and to spending taxpayer money. Rising costs strangle Law-abiding New Zealanders are…

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KiwiBuild helps New Zealanders to realise Kiwi Dream

Phil Twyford Firstly, congratulations to Indian Newslink for 19 years of publication and their important role as a respected provider of news in the Indian community. I would also like to acknowledge the 200,000 strong Indian community in New Zealand who all make a valued contribution to our society and economy. I know that the national housing crisis has impacted…

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Measures to improve safety of small businesses in place

Stuart Nash This Government is committed to building a New Zealand where people feel healthy, save and happy in their homes and communities and, as Police Minister, my top priority is the safety of our communities. That is why this Coalition Government is striving to increase Police numbers by 1800 Police Officers and 458 employees over three years. Single largest…

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Meeting the growing needs of diversity in Aotearoa

Jenny Salesa Aotearoa is home to over 200 ethnic groups who speak around 160 languages. According to the 2013 Census, just over a quarter of New Zealanders were born overseas. Over the next 20 years, Statistics New Zealand predicts that the percentage of people identifying as Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American or African will grow significantly, while those identifying as…

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Tribute to Pacific People for their innovative resilient spirit

Aupito William Sio It is a real privilege and honour to be the Minister for Pacific Peoples in the Coalition Government, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.  It has been a year since this new Government took office and we are making significant progress in building a more modern and fairer society for all. As the Prime Minister has said…

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