The experience of Fuji Xerox NZ should never be copied

Tod CooperWellington, December 15, 2018Peter Thomas, Managing Director of scandal-ridden print giant Fuji Xerox New Zealand spoke at a recent Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply event in Wellington.When introducing him, I said that he would open his kimono – and that he certainly did! Thomas spoke candidly about the past couple of years. He graphically described his experiences since…

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Online Voting possible as voter turnout declines

Dr Karen Webster Voter turnout in New Zealand’s Local Government elections has been declining nationally since 1992. This followed a peak of 52.8% at the 1989 introduction of postal voting. Turnout reached a low of 42% in 2013 and then stabilised at 43% in 2016. Auckland does better Auckland voter turnout increased to 51% from interest generated around the 2010…

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Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand Public Service

Supplied Content Wellington, December 14, 2018 A pay gap of 21% for Pacific women working in the public service is alarming and needs to be addressed urgently, says Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo. Dr Sumeo was commenting on the findings in the State Services Commission’s “Our People: Public Service Workforce Data 2018” report. She issued the following…

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Indian, Sri Lankan talent on show at Sydney Festival

Venkat RamanAuckland, December 14, 2018Indian and Sri Lankan artistes and an Indo-New Zealand production are among the highlights of the Sydney Festival scheduled to be held at various locations in Paramatta from January 7 to January 27, 2018.Venues, tickets and times vary between events and hence readers are advised to visit the official Sydney Festival website www.sydneyfestival.org.auMallakhamb IndiaThe Indian segment…

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Global Photography Award extols National Costumes

Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2018The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) concluded the November Edition of the Instagram Photo Contest themed ‘National Dress. The Competition which received submissions under the hashtag HIPAContest_nationaldress.The contest winners hailed from Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Turkey and Singapore. November’s ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner will also receive a brand new SONY…

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Baptist Church plans three Christmas Celebrations

Staff ReporterAuckland, December 14, 2018Hillsborough Baptist Church will mark Christmas with three Special Celebrations at its premises located at 179 Hillsborough Road, Auckland. The first of these will be held on Friday, December 23, 2018 at 10 am under the theme, ‘Mighty God.’The following day (December 24, 2018), ‘Prince of Peace’ will be celebrated at 6 pm, with Potluck Dinner.…

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Don’t forget how you felt the next time this happens

Laura O’Connell RapiraAuckland (RNZ) December 13, 2018Grief for Grace and her whānau. Sadness at the state of our country. Anger at people who retort ‘not all men’ instead of listening. Mamae (hurt) that when women from marginalised backgrounds are killed, there is no Prime Ministerial apology or round-the-clock media coverage.Yet all of the women I know who are organising vigils…

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Murdered woman’s father thanks Kiwis for their outpouring of love

“Auckland Police carried out the most thorough investigation” Auckland, December 13, 2018Grace Millane, a 22-year-old British woman was murdered in Auckland about ten days ago.Her body was found in bushland in the Waitakere Ranges on Sunday, December 9, 2018, after she went missing on the eve of her 22nd Birthday.Thousands of New Zealanders gathered at vigils around the country on…

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Don Goodfellow’s infamous response looms over strike call

Air New Zealand employees fail to evoke sympathyPeter DunneWellington, December 13, 2018Just over two years ago, Business New Zealand and the Employers and Manufacturers Association were using the bully-boy and stand-over tactics more associated with the trade unions of old in an attempt to browbeat Government support partners.That was to oppose a piece of legislation from the Labour Opposition to…

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