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It's just 3 weeks until Winter Pride kicks off in Queenstown and Wanaka.  One way you can show your businesses support is to fly the flag. Westpac now have hundreds of the new Pride Progress Flags available in their Queenstown, Frankton, and Wanaka branches. Make sure you fly these proud or place them somewhere visible! Please also take a photo and tag @winterpridenz and @pridepledge #youbeingyou #winterpridenz #pridepledge and...
Leave entitlements change as of July Parliament has passed legislation to increase the minimum employee sick leave entitlement from 5 days to 10 days per year. Most employees who have worked for an employer for six months or over are entitled to sick leave if they, or a dependent, are sick or injured. Currently, employees are entitled to 5 days of sick leave per year; however, from 24 July 2021 this will increase to 10 days per year....
Queenstown getting a share of $4.5 million for wellbeing post-Covid Mental wellbeing support is being rolled out to five South Island communities, including Queenstown most affected by the absence of international tourists. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash is in the resort Thursday to announce details of how tourism operators and communities can access the $4.5 million support. It is part of the government’s $200 million Tourism...
JobFix ramps up promotion in Australia to assist employers With few candidates available for positions and many businesses requiring staff for the ski season JobFix has ramped up its social media marketing targeting Australian and NZ’ers who may be looking at a short-term snow-cation, and open to earning some income while here. Facebook campaigns have been launched targeting Queensland and Victoria in Australia, unfortunately...
Essential skills visas extended for some foreign workers At least 18,000 foreign workers will be allowed to stay in New Zealand twice as long after changes to essential skill visas. From Monday, people on those visas for jobs paid below the median wage will be able to stay two years instead of one and the application process will be streamlined. The maximum duration of essential skills visas for jobs that pay above the median wage...
The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Westpac NZ, are offering free, individual, memberships to businesspeople who have been made redundant due to Covid-19. The free, 12-month membership, called WeAreCommunity, is aimed at managers, team leaders and supervisors who are committed to remaining in Queenstown and who would like to stay connected to the business community. Members are able to take advantage of attending the...
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is hosting a free Migrant Connect session for anyone interested in knowing more about working in the Queenstown Lakes district. Migrant Connect runs from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm on Thursday 26 November in the Supper Room at the Queenstown Memorial Centre. Those attending will learn more about employment rights and responsibilities, employer responsibilities, how to deal with problems in the workplace and a...
Recharge and Relax with the ultimate Lake Wakatipu Combo. Get your adrenaline fix with a 25 minute Go Orange jet boat trip, followed by a cruise on the iconic TSS Earnslaw. Disembark at Walter Peak High Country Station to feed the animals and explore the lakeside gardens. $99 adult | Kids go free until 11 October Click here for more information.
The job market has changed massively. We used to be in a candidate short market, i.e not many people looking for jobs, with such a small rate of unemployment. This is no longer the case. There are now more people looking for work than there are jobs, so value your job if you’re lucky enough to have one. If you are looking for a job be prepared to start at the bottom to get an opportunity and then work your way up, companies are...
Mind Over Matter Don't miss this unique opportunity for some inspiration and business tips from these leading business and sports people. Throw in some fun banter and it's sure to be an entertaining and informative day out!  Bring your team, friends and clients along to the Deloitte Business and Banter event, proudly supported by Deloitte, Lane Neave and Centrality.  Date: Thursday 19 March Time:  10:00AM - 5:00PM...