Jul 14

KiwiRail axes 40 jobs in Dunedin

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KiwiRail is to axe 40 jobs from their Hillside workshop in Dunedin and the company is calling for voluntary redundancies. The announcement was made today after five weeks of consultation with staff who were told of the decision today, KiwiRail said. “It is a fact that the size of the Hillside workforce has…

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Jun 23

Millions paid for ITO courses where no credits achieved

Posted by Dave Griffith

In 2009, $57.8 million of taxpayer money was paid for Industry Training Organisation courses for which “no evidence of credit achievement” could be found. Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce said “That’s not a trivial amount, that’s a big deal … that’s $58m to achieve no credits.” “You can only measure it on credits…

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