Ikea NZ launch details: there will be meatballs

Nikki Mandow (Newsroom) After an inordinate amount of hype and years of heart-stopping “Is it coming? Is it not?,” the world’s largest furniture and home furnishings retailer, Ikea, has held a press conference, ostensibly to announce details about the company’s arrival in New Zealand. Around 100 breathless journalists, Ikea supporters and Scandinavian dignitaries arrived at the Cloud in Auckland to…

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New technology boost biosecurity at Auckland Airport

Supplied Content The most sophisticated X-ray technology available to scrutinise the bags of international travellers for any unwanted pests was unveiled on December 18, 2018 at Auckland Airport by Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. He issued the following Statement: Our dynamic biosecurity environment means we must constantly adjust our scrutiny and strengthen our border security as threats emerge. Three-dimension images The…

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Sudima performs a hat-trick in environmental excellence

Sudima performs a hat-trick in environmental excellence

Rotorua Hotel becomes the third to get carboNZero Certificate Edited Supplied Content New Zealand hotel chain Sudima Hotels has received carboNZero Certification for its Rotorua property. The Certificate, made effective from October 19, 2018, makes it the third hotel in New Zealand, after Sudima Auckland Airport and Sudima Christchurch. To date, Sudima is the only brand to receive the Certificate…

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Pacific women paid lowest in NZ Public Service

Supplied Content 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 Statement: The pay gap…

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Scammers ready to con over automatic tax refunds

Sourced Content Wellington, January 13, 2019 Automatic tax refunds are coming and scammers are already at work says a press note from Inland Revenue Department (IRD). The Department recently sent emails about automatic tax assessments and other initiatives in the biggest change to the tax system in a generation. IRD Customer Segment Leader Bernadette Newman warned against the scam, which…

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Former Ministries in the dark about Maxwell

Thomas Coughlan Former Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says that he was not aware of bullying allegations made against outgoing Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell. However, he did know about the high staff turnover in her office.  Goldsmith reappointed Maxwell for a second term as Commissioner in 2016.  ‘All News’ When asked about the Newsroom story in which more than a dozen…

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The Global Migration Agreement ripples across New Zealand

New UN Agreement a common understanding on migration Sam Sachdeva Wellington, November 8, 2018 Days from the signing of a Global Migration Agreement, the Government is yet to decide whether it will put pen to paper, while National has pre-emptively pledged to withdraw New Zealand from the deal. It might seem hasty for an Opposition Party to pledge to withdraw…

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