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Cerebral Palsy Alliance – Accommodation North is set to defend a s.394 (application for unfair dismissal remedy) set for hearing before Commissioner Ryan (Video using Microsoft Teams) in Sydney (Purevjav)

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has announced the appointment of Paul Goulter as its new Chief Executive. Mr Goulter is currently the National Secretary of New Zealand’s largest education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, and will commence his role with NZNO on 21 February 2022.

ndometriosis New Zealand, Aotearoa’s national endometriosis organisation, has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board – Dr Michael Wynn-Williams, Dr Nicola Ngawati, Sandra Matthews and Felicity Evans. CEO Tanya Cooke, who joined the organisation in May, says the new Board members were selected due to their strong and diverse skill sets, as well as their commitment to improving outcomes for people living with endometriosis.

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals, has announced several changes to its Co-operative Board following last night’s 2021 Annual General Meeting. Three new directors have been appointed to the Board for a three-year term: Independent Director – Donovan Clarke (Ngati Te Ata, Waikato-Tainui and Ngati Hine) Elected Director – Dr Wiki Gillespie (Ngati Kahungunu) Elected Director – Dr Jodie O’Sullivan. Additionally, Dr Craig King has been re-elected for a further three-year term. Furthermore, Dr Neil Hefford and Dr Stephanie Taylor are stepping down from the Co-operative Board after serving eight and four years respectively. However, Stephanie will remain as a Director of the PHO Board for now.

Estia Investments Pty Ltd is facing a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) today before Fair Work Commissioner Wilson (Video using Microsoft Teams) in Melbourne (Treanor)

Jennifer Lawrence has announced she is resigning as chief executive at Brightwater Care Group after eighteen years at the aged care provider.

A serial rest home thief went on a shopping spree after stealing bankcards and cash from an Upper Hutt rest home resident and a school principal, wracking up nearly $1000 in fraudulent purchases. Krystal Janet Marie Pearce​, 36, appeared at the Hutt Valley District Court on Wednesday in relation to two charges of burglary and two counts of taking, obtaining or using a document for pecuniary advantage. Court documents state she committed the burglaries at the Mercy Villas and St Joseph’s School on December 10, 2020 and then spent $994.62 in total, on grocery and tobacco items, later the same day using the bank cards’ Paywave function. She was due to be sentenced on Wednesday for the thefts, after pleading guilty at an earlier court hearing, but the matter was adjourned until October 12 so that she could finish an alcohol and drug treatment programme. Mercy Villas provides income-related rental accommodation for older people.The facility was an orphanage before being converted into a rest home for retired Catholic nuns from the order of the Sisters of Mercy in the 1980s. St Joseph’s School is a Catholic primary school. Pearce walked into the rest home through its main doors about 1.40pm and entered the bedroom of her first victim, the police summary of facts said. She took the elderly woman’s wallet, which contained $100 cash, her driver’s licence and bankcards, before heading to Burger King and making a purchase of $89.40 using the card. Over the next few hours, she made several trips to Countdown Maidstone on Russell St, in Upper Hutt and the nearby Caltex and Challenge Moonshine petrol stations to buy multiple packets of cigarettes and tobacco, $77.47 worth of 91 octane fuel, a blue V energy drink, a bottle of banana Primo flavoured milk, spearmint gum and Vodafone and Spark phone top up cards, using the bankcard’s Paywave function. About 7.50pm, Pearce walked into the school principal’s office through an unlocked door and removed his cellphone and brown wallet from his desk.

Third Age Health has appointed former ProCare chief financial officer Tony Wai as its new chief executive.