The Council of Trade Unions said that new research released this morning by public policy researchers at Motu shows parenthood is undervalued by employers as skilled but unpaid work, with mothers being impacted by a lifelong ‘parenthood penalty’.
Digital Technologies has just been added to the New Zealand curriculum. Also bewilderingly referred to as computing, computational thinking, computer science or coding, the subject is being taught from primary school level.
Thursday’s budget shows that the economic diversification needed for a just transition for workers affected by climate change is under way, and the next step is a scaled up worker adjustment package, the CTU said today.
Bob Dylan will play at least two New Zealand shows this year. One of the most successful and longest lasting voices in pop music, Bob Dylan has announced he will play a show in Auckland and Christchurch this year.
Oasis Engineering testing facilities have been working to capacity with one of their new products a Light Duty CNG Fill Valve and Transit Nozzle recently released to the market. With intuitive fill valve and nozzle operation, the full flow fill valve & fuelling nozzle redefines the flow rate standard for NGV gas deliveryis. These fill valves are used for a wide range of vehicles which include private passenger cars, busses and trucks that are using CNG or Bio-Gas, as well as trailer load/unload systems.
Over 5,000 taxpayers have signed the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union’s petition to end taxpayer funding for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation. In addition, 1,231 people have personally written to Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters urging him to redirect the funding to a better cause. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The public response on this issue has been overwhelming, with 5,300 signatures collected over the last few days.” “The message from the public is clear: there are higher priorities for spending taxpayer dollars, and MFAT shouldn’t be using the aid budget to…