Yesterday, Uber announced via an email and social media that it would be reducing its rates by 20 percent. We asked three Uber drivers how they felt about getting their pay rates cut by 20 percent. Understandably, the response wasn’t great. And what’s more is that with the gig economy growing every year, we could soon see their disappointment spread to other industries as well.
Each year 50 people are killed in workplace incidents in New Zealand, with hundreds more dying prematurely due to work-related ill health. Worksafe New Zealand is aiming to reduce these incidents and raise awareness of work safety with its new campaign called ‘Home time’ via Assignment Group.
Yesterday, at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Committee for Auckland announced some of the key findings that have been compiled in its latest report called ‘Auckland as a Creative City’. The principle theme delivered during the breakfast event was that “Auckland needs an over-arching strategy to unlock the potential of its creative sectors and grow the economy to make the city more globally competitive.”
Interacting with a government department is not something most normal humans look forward to. But a new website www.govt.nz hopes to make those interactions slightly less wrist-slitty.
It’s winter and for some people in New Zealand that means a trip to the hospital for injections or even open heart surgery, because of rheumatic fever.
GSL Promotus is behind a national Health Promotion Agency campaign to let more people know that strep throats, if left untreated, can develop into rheumatic fever in at-risk populations. The campaign involves six different TVCs, a multitude of radio ads (in English, te reo Maori, Samoan and Tongan), online videos and banners, and Adshel posters.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Facebook paid only $23,000 of tax over the course of 2013 in New Zealand. But, rather than further contributing to the media revile already available elsewhere, we decided to look at the positives by giving a rundown of all the awesome things Government could purchase with the funds attained from the organisation.
Taking inspiration from the ‘Fix. Fasten. Forget’ campaign slogan from the well-loved Havoc and Newsboy campaign of the early 2000s, Y&R Wellington has now launched ‘Fix. Fasten. Don’t forget,’ a government-funded follow-on that aims to remind Kiwis of the importance of securely fastening items around the home. But rather than using a humorous educational approach, Y&R aims to catch the audience off guard with three ads designed to shock Kiwis out of their inertia.
Developing a video that’s representative of an entire country is difficult, because it has to include as many people as possible while simultaneously not upsetting those who have been excluded due to time constraints. This unenviable task was handed over to Assignment Group and Designworks, and they responded with a collaborative effort that Government was proud enough of to release on 6 November.
Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Education New Zealand lauched the ‘New Zealand Story’ campaign on 6 November. The multi-channelled campaign features a website, video and toolkit to encourage prospective investors to bring their business to New Zealand.
In becoming only the 13th country in the world to legalise same sex marriage, New Zealand’s garnering a lot of attention from around the world. PLUS: Video of Parliament spontaneously bursting into song.
Parliament has announced today it’s introducing plain packaging requirements for cigarettes and other tobacco products, making New Zealand only the second country in the world to do so. Rachel Ramsay looks at both sides of the plain packaging argument, asking if where there is smoke , there is liars.
Last week, Chris Tremain, the minister of internal affairs, announced the launch of the cross-government Common Web Services initiative, which aims to streamline the tender processes for central and local government agencies to save time and money. And 42 providers across seven categories have made the cut.