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Balance for better this International Women’s Day means including all genders

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, National Council of Women of New Zealand, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Women, women's affairs  /  Comments Off on Balance for better this International Women’s Day means including all genders

Source: National Council of Women of New Zealand International Women’s Day is on Friday 8 March 2019 Balance for better this International Women’s Day means including all genders National Council of Women of New Zealand President and Gender Equal NZ spokesperson, Vanisa Dhiru, says that if we are aiming to ‘balance for better’ this International […]

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NZ closing the gender gap but tech sector lagging behind

By   /  March 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Eva Sherwood, FifthEstate1, gender equality, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service, ShadowTechDay, Wellington, Women  /  Comments Off on NZ closing the gender gap but tech sector lagging behind

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Wellington – New Zealand has risen two places to the seventh most gender equal country in the world to the latest World Economic Forum report on the issue. NZTech director Eva Sherwood says overall New Zealand has closed more than 80 percent of its gender gap for the first time since the forum’s index […]

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Commit to further employment changes before election, Labour and NZF told

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, Employment, General staff, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Universities, Wānanga, Women  /  Comments Off on Commit to further employment changes before election, Labour and NZF told

Source: Tertiary Education Union Although welcoming the progress of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (ERAB) in Parliament this week as a first step in addressing the imbalance between working people and employers, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Labour and New Zealand First to commit to further changes ahead of the next election. “MPs took […]

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NZ streets ahead of India and China on female participation in exercise

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, China, Delhi, DJF, exercise, Exercise NZ, females, India, KB, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, Mumbai, New Zealand, News, Press Release Service, Richard Beddie, Women  /  Comments Off on NZ streets ahead of India and China on female participation in exercise

Christchurch – New Zealand is tiny compared to the population powerhouses of China or India, but the Kiwi exercise culture is streets ahead of those countries in terms of female and male participation, Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. China and India’s exercise industry is still male dominated. Over three quarters of attendees to […]

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AI provides window to get women into tech

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AI, AI Day, AI Forum NZ, Business, Digital Skills report, Koren O'Brien, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release, Press Release Service, tech, Techweek, Women  /  Comments Off on AI provides window to get women into tech

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Headline: AI provides window to get women into tech Auckland – Artificial intelligence, or AI, is the next wave of technology and New Zealand must present a fresh window to help encourage women into tech roles. Big corporations across every industry, from retail to agriculture, are trying to integrate machine learning into their […]

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124 years since NZ women got the vote

By   /  September 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on 124 years since NZ women got the vote

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: 124 years since NZ women got the vote Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is encouraging all New Zealanders to take some time tomorrow, on Suffrage Day, to reflect on women’s rights in New Zealand. “I’m so proud to live in a country that was the first […]

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Gender Pay Gap reduction great news for women

By   /  September 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on Gender Pay Gap reduction great news for women

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Gender Pay Gap reduction great news for women Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today welcomed a reduction in the Gender Pay Gap of almost three percentage points. Statistics New Zealand today announced that the Gender Pay Gap is now 9.4 per cent for the June […]

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Private sector commits to closing the pay gap

By   /  July 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on Private sector commits to closing the pay gap

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Private sector commits to closing the pay gap Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today released guidance for private sector companies about actions they can take to close their gender pay gap. “The Ministry for Women has spoken to 26 companies about their experiences and what […]

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Air Force careers for women taking flight

By   /  July 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on Air Force careers for women taking flight

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Air Force careers for women taking flight Women’s Minister Paula Bennett and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell are congratulating the Royal New Zealand Air Force for an initiative aimed at attracting more young women into the Air Force. The School to Skies programme highlights the range […]

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Equal pay for mental health workers

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Green Party, Mental Health, Opposition News, Politics, Unions, Women  /  Comments Off on Equal pay for mental health workers

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Equal pay for mental health workers Today, mental health workers are filing an equal pay claim through their unions. Mental health support workers do important and difficult work in our communities. But because the workforce is largely female, they are not paid enough. It’s wrong […]

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Too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks, says top personal trainer

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Bay Fitness, Business, continence, Continence NZ, ExerciseNZ, fitness, incontinence, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release, Press Release Service, Renee Riley, REPs, Women  /  Comments Off on Too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks, says top personal trainer

MIL OSI – Golden Bay – National award-winning personal trainer Renee Riley is encouraging more discussion about pelvic health because too many Kiwi women tolerate bladder leaks unnecessarily. Around a quarter of New Zealanders aged 15 or over are affected by some type of continence problem and it is estimated that about 590,000 people have […]

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Research needed for more women get into tech careers

By   /  May 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, Eva Sherwood, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Oracle, Press Release, Press Release Service, Research, Women  /  Comments Off on Research needed for more women get into tech careers

MIL OSI – Wellington – New Zealand needs more research on why younger generations of women are not considering a career in Tech and why we see a high dropout of women dropout of the workforce, a NZTech leader says. Eva Sherwood, an Oracle account executive and NZTech board member, says greater collaborative efforts need […]

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KidsCan receives $50,000 for sanitary products

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Social Development, Women  /  Comments Off on KidsCan receives $50,000 for sanitary products

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KidsCan receives $50,000 for sanitary products Minister for Women Paula Bennett and Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley have announced the Government is providing $50,000 over the next year to assist KidsCan supply schools with sanitary products. “This funding will provide sanitary products to the […]

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Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, domestic violence, equal pay, Green Party, Human Rights, International Women's Day, Opposition News, Politics, sexual violence, Society & Culture, The Issues, Women  /  Comments Off on Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day Let’s make sure we properly resource sexual violence prevention work. Currently, about 1.5% of government funding for sexual violence goes to prevention. ACC has been given the lead role on education in schools. So far they’ve rolled out […]

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Period pains: wider issues in the sanitary products story

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Health, Opposition News, Politics, poverty, sanitary products, Society & Culture, Women  /  Comments Off on Period pains: wider issues in the sanitary products story

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Period pains: wider issues in the sanitary products story It’s been great to see huge public support for increasing access to sanitary items over the last couple of days. I believe we need to improve access to a range of sanitary products for people who […]

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First Future Director selected for the State sector

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on First Future Director selected for the State sector

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: First Future Director selected for the State sector The Minister for Women Louise Upston has today welcomed the selection of the first Future Directors participant since the expansion to the state sector. Ruth Smithers will join the WorkSafe New Zealand board early in the New […]

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Govt accepts recommendations on pay equity

By   /  November 24, 2016  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, State Services, Women, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Govt accepts recommendations on pay equity

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt accepts recommendations on pay equity The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. This will make it easier for women to file pay equity claims with their […]

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Islamic Women’s Council New Zealand – Press Release – 20 November 2016

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, Islam, NZ Office of Ethnic Communities, Promotional, Public Sector, Women  /  Comments Off on Islamic Women’s Council New Zealand – Press Release – 20 November 2016

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Islamic Women’s Council New Zealand – Press Release – 20 November 2016 The Administration Council of the Islamic Women’s Council would like to respond to the video containing clips of speeches posted online by Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib. Firstly, regarding the […]

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Enterprising Rural Women celebrated at Annual Awards

By   /  November 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on Enterprising Rural Women celebrated at Annual Awards

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Enterprising Rural Women celebrated at Annual Awards The 2016 Enterprising Rural Women Awards have been announced overnight, with the winners displaying dynamic, resourceful and successful entrepreneurship and business acumen, the Minister for Women Louise Upston says. Rotorua’s Amy Dibley, Founder and Director of Physio Direct […]

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Minister congratulates equal pay award winners

By   /  November 4, 2016  /  24/7 News, Louise Upston, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Women  /  Comments Off on Minister congratulates equal pay award winners

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister congratulates equal pay award winners Louise Upston, Minister for Women, has congratulated the winners of the 2016 YWCA Equal Pay Awards. The awards recognise best practice among business leaders actively tackling equal pay within their organisations. “I am proud to support this initiative which […]

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