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Retailers nip plastic bag waste in the bud

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  • July 20, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Retailers nip plastic bag waste in the bud

Those who cringe every time they bag up an item can breathe a sigh of relief - the Government is partnering with retailers and the packaging industry to recycle them. Over $1 million will go towards reducing the waste at stores like Countdown and New World just in time for plastic-free July.

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Government looks to outlaw zero hour contracts

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  • July 14, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Government looks to outlaw zero hour contracts

Unions say recently proposed law changes around zero hour contracts will make the situation worse rather than helping ban them. Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced changes on Sunday that he says will curb zero hour contracts once and for all in law, but many disagree.

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Cotton On the first company to try to remove tea and meal breaks

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  • March 24, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Cotton On the first company to try to remove tea and meal breaks

The Australian retail chain with over 80 stores in New Zealand has tried to remove tea and meal breaks for workers in its Auckland distribution centre, says First Union.

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Retailers pleased that tax on overseas imports is under review

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  • March 16, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Retailers pleased that tax on overseas imports is under review

Good news for retailers: revenue minister Todd McClay has asked officials for advice on how to collect tax on low value imports as part of the review of the Customs and Excise Act 1996. This will be welcomed by many as, under the current rules, imports from overseas that are under $400 generally are GST and duty free.

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