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Women
Thu 13 Oct 2016
Minister for Women, Louise Upston, tonight announced the 2016 NEXT Woman of the Year award winners in Education, Health and Science, and Sports.  The NEXT Woman of the Year annual awards celebrate outstanding female leaders across six diverse categories. Ms Upston, who was a member of the judging panel, said to the 30 finalists that their success would inspire other women to aim high and push the boundaries of what they could accomplish. ...
Women
Thu 13 Oct 2016
Minister for Women, Louise Upston, tonight announced the 2016 NEXT Woman of the Year award winners in Education, Health and Science, and Sports.  The NEXT Woman of the Year annual awards celebrate outstanding female leaders across six diverse categories. Ms Upston, who was a member of the judging panel, said to the 30 finalists that their success would inspire other women to aim high and push the boundaries of what they could accomplish. ...
Women
Fri 7 Oct 2016
Minister for Women Louise Upston says she’s disappointed to see an increase in the gender pay gap. The New Zealand Income Survey released today by Statistics New Zealand shows the gender pay gap is now 12 percent, up from 11.8 per cent in 2015. “While it’s been encouraging to see a downwards trend in Gender Pay Gap figures over the past 17 years, this year’s result is disappointing.” ...
Women
Fri 7 Oct 2016
Minister for Women Louise Upston says she’s disappointed to see an increase in the gender pay gap. The New Zealand Income Survey released today by Statistics New Zealand shows the gender pay gap is now 12 percent, up from 11.8 per cent in 2015. “While it’s been encouraging to see a downwards trend in Gender Pay Gap figures over the past 17 years, this year’s result is disappointing.” ...
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment | Women
Thu 6 Oct 2016
Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, and Employment, and Minister for Women, Louise Upston has today opened the inaugural Women in Trades Conference, where she’s encouraged more women to consider a career in the trades. “People need to push aside gender stereotypes and encourage young women to consider careers in trades where there is high growth and high demand, like building and construction.” Ms Upston said. ...
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment | Women
Thu 6 Oct 2016
Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, and Employment, and Minister for Women, Louise Upston has today opened the inaugural Women in Trades Conference, where she’s encouraged more women to consider a career in the trades. “People need to push aside gender stereotypes and encourage young women to consider careers in trades where there is high growth and high demand, like building and construction.” Ms Upston said. ...
Women
Thu 6 Oct 2016
Minister for Women Louise Upston has today announced a reformed National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (‘the Council’), which will address key issues facing women in work. The Council will be comprised of a group of highly experienced business people who will tackle the ongoing barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce. The new Council has the skills, knowledge and practical experience and will be key influencers and leaders of genuine and sustainable change for women in the workplace. ...
Women
Thu 6 Oct 2016
Minister for Women Louise Upston has today announced a reformed National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (‘the Council’), which will address key issues facing women in work. The Council will be comprised of a group of highly experienced business people who will tackle the ongoing barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce. The new Council has the skills, knowledge and practical experience and will be key influencers and leaders of genuine and sustainable change for women in the workplace. ...
Women
Thu 29 Sep 2016
Minister for Women Louise Upston has welcomed funding for Women’s Refuge to help it continue to support women by giving them somewhere to go when they need emergency accommodation. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett announced that Budget 2016 funding, directly targeted at emergency housing, has so far resulted in 30 organisations providing 3032 new and existing emergency places. That includes $200,000 per year for Women’s Refuge to fund more than 800 existing places around the country each year. ...
Women
Thu 29 Sep 2016
Minister for Women Louise Upston has welcomed funding for Women’s Refuge to help it continue to support women by giving them somewhere to go when they need emergency accommodation. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett announced that Budget 2016 funding, directly targeted at emergency housing, has so far resulted in 30 organisations providing 3032 new and existing emergency places. That includes $200,000 per year for Women’s Refuge to fund more than 800 existing places around the country each year. ...
Women
Mon 19 Sep 2016
The best way to recognise the significance of the suffragists’ achievement 123 years ago is to engage and participate in the democratic process today, Minister for Women Louise Upston says. “Women’s right to vote was a massive step towards gender equality and should never be considered lightly.” On September 19, 1893, New Zealand became the first nation in the world to grant women the right to vote. ...
Women
Mon 19 Sep 2016
The best way to recognise the significance of the suffragists’ achievement 123 years ago is to engage and participate in the democratic process today, Minister for Women Louise Upston says. “Women’s right to vote was a massive step towards gender equality and should never be considered lightly.” On September 19, 1893, New Zealand became the first nation in the world to grant women the right to vote. ...