27 Nov: 1220 | There appears to have been a trickle down effect for RCR New Zealand with unconfirmed reports through that cutbacks have been announced earlier today at at least one of their regional offices.
Plant & Food Research scientist Dr Jeremy Burdon has been awarded a Fellowship of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science in recognition of his longstanding contributions to postharvest science that supports New Zealand's fresh fruit industries, particularly kiwifruit and avocado.
The Fonterra Shareholders’ Council has confirmed that a second election for the remaining vacancy on Fonterra’s Board of Directors will be held in December. Voting will open on 3 December and close at 1.00pm on 20 December, and the results will be announced later the same day.
27 Nov: 0825 | New Immigration changes for international students have come into effect from today (November 26th). One of major changes is that migrant workers who are currently holding an employer assisted visa (a visa which binds the workers to a particular employer and to a particular location of work) will be able to apply for an open work visa.
“The new Housing and Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will help the Government cut through red-tape to deliver urban regeneration in our largest cities, but to deliver affordable housing the Government must now turn its attention to greenfield development and wider policy reform,” says Stephen Selwood Chief Executive of Infrastructure New Zealand.
LGNZ welcomes the establishment of the Housing and Urban Development Authority, noting that housing affordability is a wicked problem for New Zealand that can only be tackled through a partnership between central and local government.