Monthly Archives: October 2014

New Zealand launches new business events advocates programme – Tourism New Zealand

http://www.tourismnewzealand.com/tourism-news-and-insights/media-releases/latest-releases/2014/10/new-zealand-launches-new-business-events-advocates-programme/#.VFGARR1Fi_4.gmail ​Hi Ladies, At this Awards event, last Wednesday BPW NZ was recognised for the successful bid for the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting.​  I was presented a certificate and silver fern.  Please take the time to look at this website and … Continue reading

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Working women 65 and older set to double

 SHANE COWLISHAW  Last updated 05:00 22/10/2014 How are you planning for retirement? Share your stories, photos and videos. KEVIN STENT EYE ON THE FUTURE: Karen O’Leary, a caregiver at Summerset retirement village in Trentham, is retraining so she can move … Continue reading

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Media Release: BPW NZ calls for the Minister of Health to be accountable for aged care workers’ pay

The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) congratulates rest-home worker Kristine Bartlett on her landmark claim for equal pay from her employer and successfully pursuing this to the Court of Appeal. “This decision highlights the issue … Continue reading

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Roast Busters case: ‘Where was the respect?’ – police

Updated 26 min ago6:50 PM Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 Protesters marched against New Zealand’s ‘rape culture’ last year after the Roast Busters case went public. Photo / Doug Sherring Charges will not be laid against the alleged offenders involved in … Continue reading

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Media Release: BPW NZ challenges NZ’s lack of leadership with the decline in Gender Equity Ranking

The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) is concerned at New Zealand’s drop in ranking in the Global Gender Gap Report 2014 just released by the World Economic Forum. New Zealand is now ranked 13th out … Continue reading

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Editorial: Law rewrite isn’t pay answer

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 In their decision yesterday the three judges have left unanswered the big practical questions that have always dogged pay equity. Photo / File Earnings gap won’t be solved by court’s comparison test. For 42 years, the … Continue reading

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The gender gap: How NZ is faring

5:00 AM Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 Report shows country has much to do: former PM. Dame Jenny Shipley said the report showed there was ‘so much to do’ to reach equality. Photo / NZME. New Zealand women are among the … Continue reading

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Gender equality at work more than 80 years off: report

Nina Larson14 hrs ago © Getty Images While women are rapidly closing the gender gap with men in areas like health and education, inequality at work is not expected to be erased until 2095, according to a report published by… … Continue reading

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Security Council seat a chance for NZ to empower women

Monday, 20 October 2014, 2:06 pm Press Release: UN Women National Committee for Aotearoa Security Council seat a chance for NZ to empower women The UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand (UN Women NCANZ) welcomes New Zealand winning a … Continue reading

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WAITANGI – The TREATY HOUSE by Trish Gray

Recommended Reading   I have just written this great little book about New Zealand’s most historic house – The Treaty House. Situated at Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands, the beautiful north-eastern corner of New Zealand, Ngapuhi tribal territory, and … Continue reading

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