Two of the Pacific’s biggest economies have not signed up to what the government described as a "landmark" regional trade deal.
The Immigration Act (2009) requires a person spend at least 1350 days in New Zealand over a five-year period to be eligible to apply for citizenship.
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New report claims the annual cost of corporate welfare has climbed to $1.6 billion.
Labour would also introduce so-called Fair Pay Agreements across different industries.
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Banking & Finance
NZTech boss frustrated that the campaign that began with so much fanfare – and 48,000 applications for a free trip to Wellington for a job interview – has drawn so little employer interest.
Law & Courts
Staff have been accused of “colluding” with members of the legal profession and blamed for causing low workplace morale.
Kevin Kenrick says it would be good if New Zealand followed ‘OECD best-practice’ – which he mentions in the same breath as an anti-siphoning law mandating major sports events be free to air.