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New Zealand increases minimum wage

New Zealand increases minimum wage

New Zealand will from April 1, 2021, raise the national minimum wage to 14.26 U.S. dollars per hour, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister, Michael Wood, said on Thursday. According to the minister, as the country recovers and rebuilds from COVID-19, the government is committed to supporting New Zealanders by raising wages. “There are many Kiwis
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New Zealand number of unemployment rate hits 5.3%

New Zealand number of unemployment rate hits 5.3%

New Zealand number of unemployed people rose by a record of 37,000 to reach 151,000 in the September 2020 quarter. New Zealand’s statistics department Stats NZ said on Wednesday adding that the impact of COVID-19 has hit the labour market. Stats NZ said in the September 2020 quarter, there were 37,000 more unemployed people, an
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Shutting down boarding schools is complying with Boko Haram demands ― Analyst

Crowds rally in New Zealand’s Auckland against coronavirus lockdown

Large crowds of people rallied in Auckland on Saturday against the government’s social distancing restrictions imposed on the country’s largest city after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus last month. Local television footage showed tightly packed crowds, with many people not wearing masks, with estimates of the attendance varying in reports between a thousand and
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New Zealand number of unemployment rate hits 5.3%

New Zealand’s health minister resigns after COVID-19 pandemic missteps

New Zealand’s Health Minister has resigned, following a series of missteps during the COVID-19 pandemic. David Clark called a surprise news conference on Thursday, announcing he had stepped down from the role. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern demoted Clark in April after he was twice caught breaching the country’s coronavirus lockdown rules. He offered his resignation
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Coronavirus, China, Border

More countries issue travel ban to China

MORE countries have banned travel to China in the wake of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus As the death toll rose above 300 in China, more countries have issued travel warnings and bans. Vietnam has barred all flights from and to China. Overall, nearly 10,000 flights have been cancelled since the outbreak. Australia is
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