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Fears government will legislate over pay equity case

Speculation is rife that the Government is preparing to legislate over the issues at the heart of the ongoing TerraNova v Bartlett pay equity case, feeding fears that the case will not result in fair pay for aged care workers as many are hoping.

Arvida group lists on the NZX

Shares of Arvida Group Limited today began trading on the NZX Main Board following a successful IPO that raised $80 million in new capital to underpin the growth of the new retirement and aged care group.

Full audit for all rest homes to be published

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that full audit reports for all rest homes will be published online from today in a more reader-friendly format.

Healthbots set up home at Selwyn

Following a trial at Selwyn Heights retirement village in 2013, the Selwyn Foundation has now introduced four robotic seals – or healthbots - to promote interaction and provide comfort for residents in Selwyn rest homes.

Appeal court upholds decision in Bartlett V TerraNova case

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Employment Court’s earlier decision on the landmark pay equity case brought by caregiver Kristine Bartlett and the Service and Food Workers’ Union (SFWU) against TerraNova Homes and Care.

Questions raised about seniorhousing.co.nz summit

A spat between New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) and seniorshousing.co.nz, the organisation behind online publication NZ Aged Care Housing Weekly, has raised questions about an upcoming seminar organised by seniorshousing.co.nz.

New retirement village group Hercules set to flex muscles

A new player has emerged in New Zealand’s retirement village and aged care sectors. Nineteen privately owned retirement villages and aged care facilities are considering a proposal to amalgamate ownership under a corporate entity, Hercules Ltd.

New dementia framework launched

A new strategic framework for New Zealand’s dementia community was recently launched by Alzheimers New Zealand, replacing and building on the National Dementia Strategy 2010-2015.

Summerset expands onto Ryman turf

Retirement village operator Summerset Group has announced a $200 million plan to expand into Christchurch, where major competitor Ryman Healthcare is based.

Decision reserved on TerraNova V Bartlett case

The equal pay case between TerraNova Homes & Care Ltd and employee Kristine Bartlett on behalf of the Service and Food Workers’ Union (SFWU) was heard before the Court of Appeal at the beginning of February, after TerraNova appealed the Employment Court’s decision last year. At the time of going to print, the judges had reserved decision on the case.

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