55 days ago

A gender pay victory or financial madness - debate over council chief executive salary

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

The Dunedin City Council voted behind closed doors to increase its chief executive's salary by nearly $60,000, putting it closer in line with her male counterparts.

The move increased Dr Sue Bidrose's annual salary to $444,000 – a 14.7 per cent jump.

The increase, which was made public this week, was slammed by the Taxpayers' Union as a "stuff you" to local ratepayers.

But mayor Dave Cull said Bidrose had been earning below market value and her pay rise sent a strong message about addressing the gender pay gap.

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Buy-back and amnesty for prohibited firearms and parts

Southern District Police

After changes to firearm laws, the government introduced a six month amnesty period. This means that anyone with firearms and parts that are no longer legal have until 20 December 2019 to hand them in to Police.

Police are providing a number of ways for people to hand-in their firearms or parts, including Police-run collection events - bit.ly...

If you can’t make a collection event, check whether there is a dealer near you - bit.ly...

If you think you have a unique prohibited item and are eligible to apply for compensation, find out how you can do that here - bit.ly...

Some firearms can also be modified and there is also a list of approved gunsmiths eligible to do the work - bit.ly...

FAQ’s here - bit.ly... or call 0800 311 311.

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What do you know about the internet?

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We may use it everyday, but not all of us are fully clued on to how it all works. The internet has connected us to the entire world, but do we know how we get there and what to look out for?

The third and final Great Internet Survey aims to find out how much New Zealanders know about the internet. Be in to WIN 1 of 4 $50 Prezzy cards for your participation!
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