Mediation Services

Massey University mediation services

Mediation is a process in which an impartial and acceptable third party helps the two parties to identify the issues; to generate options; and to consider alternatives so that they may reach their own mutually acceptable solution. The focus of mediation is on the future relationship between the parties, not on allocating blame for past differences. The University Mediation Services can provide mediators at all three campus and contact details are available below:

Director, University Mediation Service

Virginia Goldblatt
Office of the AVC People and Organisational Development
(06) 356 9099 ext 83226

Palmerston North Campus

Virginia Goldblatt
Office of the AVC People and Organisational Development
(06) 356 9099 ext 83226

Myles Stilwell
Dispute Resolution Centre
(06) 356 9099 ext 83227

Trevor Weir
Office of the AVC Research, Academic and Enterprise
(06) 356 9099 ext 84506

Dr Frieder Lempp
Dispute Resolution Centre
(06) 3569099 ext 84922

Simon Cayzer
Fergusson Hall
(06) 3540113 or 0275701415

Albany Campus - Palmerston North Mediators plus:

Andrew Barney
Department of Management and International Business
(09) 414 0800 ext 43261

Wellington Campus - Palmerston North Mediators plus:

Bruce Cottrill  
027 442 6101

Helen Ridley
021 023 82899

A mediator will respond as quickly as possible and respect confidentially when asked to act and the aim of the process is to minimise disruption and stress.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment mediation services

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment provides mediation services to help people resolve their employment relations problems quickly and effectively.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's first priority is to prevent employment relationship problems occurring in the first place by providing information to help employers and employees develop and maintain productive employment relationships. If there are problems that employers and employees are unable to resolve themselves, they can approach the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to seek assistance. Assistance can be provided in a range of ways from provision of information, facilitation, educational events or programmes, or mediation.

Mediation services are available to both employers and employees to help them identify problems and seek appropriate courses of action to resolve them.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has mediation services available in offices around the country. You can either call their Contact Centre on 0800 20 90 20 or contact directly one of the offices that provide mediation services.

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