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UC Master of Disaster student explores Chatham Islands tsunami risk

18 August 2017

Low-lying, isolated communities on the Chatham Islands are extremely exposed to tsunami, according to a University of Canterbury student’s original research. The Chathams will be the first place in New Zealand to be struck by tsunami events generated from earthquakes on the South American subduction zone – one of the most frequent sources of tsunami for New Zealand.

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New Zealand team reaches global green solutions contest finals in Paris

17 August 2017

Two University of Canterbury MBA students are heading to Paris as the only New Zealand team to compete in the finals of the Schneider Electric global competition Go Green in the City 2017.

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Golden business egg in Vietnam for Kiwi companies

15 August 2017

Kiwi companies are queueing up to do business with Vietnam and other similar sized Asian countries, a leading New Zealand tech businessman says.

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John Waller Memorial Scholarships announced by BNZ and PwC

8 August 2017

BNZ and PwC New Zealand are pleased to announce a new scholarship programme established at the University of Canterbury to honour former BNZ Board Chairman and respected PwC Managing Partner John Waller, ONZM, FCA.

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Sir John Key to receive Honorary Doctorate from University of Canterbury

7 August 2017

The University of Canterbury will bestow former Prime Minister and UC alumnus Rt Hon Sir John Key with a Doctor of Commerce (honoris causa) honorary degree at an official Graduation ceremony on Friday 15 December.

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Rural health fronting suicide prevention training all over NZ

3 August 2017

A national rural organisation says it is concerned the public may believe nothing is happening in suicide prevention training.

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NZ not alone in struggling to attract tech women

3 August 2017

Andrea Hancox, NZTech’s national director of government relations, says the whole world faces the issue of attracting and retaining women in tech and introducing tech to young women as a choice of career.

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Two students thinking globally receive scholarships to Latin America

1 August 2017

Two University of Canterbury students have received Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Latin America in the latest round of scholarships announced yesterday by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith.

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UC and IBM in brainy neuroscience study agreement

28 July 2017

The University of Canterbury (UC) and IBM Research are bringing together their collaborative brain power to develop better computer modelling for the human brain in a new joint study agreement.

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New Zealand Heritage listing for UC’s historic College House

26 July 2017

New Zealand’s first university college, the University of Canterbury hall of residence College House, has been awarded Category 1 historic place status by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.

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NZ has major fitness problem

24 July 2017

New Zealand has a major problem committing to active participation, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.

Too many of the government messages in the early 2000s focused on slogans such as walk to the bus stop when that was never the answer to the looming inactivity, diabetes and obesity issues, Beddie says.

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NZTech expansion another sign of rampant tech sector growth

20 July 2017

The substantial growth of the country’s umbrella tech organisation NZTech is indicative of the rapid expansion of the nation’s fastest growing industry, says its chief executive Graeme Muller.

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Using milk protein to 3D-imprint muscle and bone cells

19 July 2017

A University of Canterbury PhD student is using milk protein to 3D-imprint muscle and bone cells and one day she hopes her research may be used to regrow missing body parts.

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US tech accelerator snaps up C-Prize finalist

18 July 2017

NZ company Dotterel, runner-up in Callaghan Innovation’s inaugural C-Prize Challenge with noise-suppressing technology for drones, now has international success in its sights after being signed up by an American technology accelerator.

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Making Quantum Leaps

17 July 2017

In your personal life or business life, you may need to change the way you are approaching things if you want to take big steps forward. In fact, if you are not making progress in leaps and bounds then it is time to embrace the science of the quantum leap.

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Victoria offers inaugural scholarships for new Bachelor of Health degree

14 July 2017

Victoria University of Wellington is offering inaugural scholarships to mark the official launch of its new Bachelor of Health degree this week.

The degree programme will begin in 2018 and students enrolling for the first year can apply for a scholarship worth up to $5000.

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Science, junk science, and how to tell the difference

13 July 2017

How do we tell the difference between science, pseudo-science, anti-science rhetoric and ‘alternative facts’?

As the famous astrophysicist Carl Sagan once said, “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which hardly anybody knows anything about science and technology”.

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The Future Looks Busy for Bookkeepers

10 July 2017

The bookkeeping community must brace itself to play an even greater role in New Zealand business says the New Zealand Bookkeeping Association Inc (NZBAI).The Future Looks Busy for Bookkeepers
– says professional body

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New scholarship to encourage Māori students in science

7 July 2017

Cawthron Foundation and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) have launched a new scholarship for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. The scholarship, 'Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi', is valued at $5,500 and will be available for the first time this coming 2017/2018 summer.

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Genetics a game changer in getting Kiwis fitter

6 July 2017

The role of genetics, and how it relates to people’s nutrition, exercise and health is an absolute game changer when it comes to Kiwis improving their lives, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says.

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A major cyber-attack in NZ a matter of when

5 July 2017

A leading New Zealand digital health specialist says it is not a matter of if but when a major cyber-attack will cause massive disruption to the country’s health sector.

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UC researchers funded $350,000 for Better Start for dyslexic children

5 July 2017


University of Canterbury researchers looking into strategies for addressing dyslexia and related language learning disabilities have been awarded $350,000 in funding by the National Science Challenge, A Better Start, in partnership with the child health research charity Cure Kids.

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Team New Zealand is really “Humming along”

3 July 2017

Kiwi singer-songwriter and Toyota New Zealand ambassador, Jason Kerrison, has released a song – Humming along - to celebrate Emirates Team New Zealand’s victory in the America’s Cup.

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Spies Publishing launches The Magic Pencil, the latest new children’s book by young author Ben Spies

30 June 2017

Introducing the fantastic new book for children, actually written by a child! Young eleven-year old New Zealand author, Ben Spies, publishes his second fiction title for children

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Revenge of the Rich – Austin Mitchell returns to the fray

30 June 2017

Austin Mitchell’s new book Revenge of the Rich: The neoliberal revolution in Britain and New Zealand, published by Canterbury University Press, charts the development of a market-driven neoliberal creed, where governments are devoted to efficiency, cost-cutting and austerity at the people’s expense.

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Yoga major part of soaring Kiwi exercising momentum

20 June 2017

If exercise was considered a sport, it would be the biggest sport in New Zealand, by more than 50 percent, Exercise New Zealand chief executive Richard Beddie says.

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Mobile Health leads the Fieldays’ health hub

15 June 2017

At least 22 health nationwide organisations have been inundated with the rural community seeking advice from the landmark health hub at New Zealand’s Fieldays in Hamilton this week.

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57 students win PM’s scholarships to Asia

15 June 2017

Dozens of University of Canterbury students will gain first-hand experience studying in China, Thailand and Singapore after five UC programmes have been successful in the latest Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) funding round.

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NZ agriculture needs to latch onto tech faster

14 June 2017

New Zealand’s primary industries need to latch on to technology faster to support the economic growth of its agri sector and become a world leader in a fast growing agritech market, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says

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NZ needs to move faster in embracing technology

12 June 2017

A leading Kiwi tech expert has slammed New Zealand’s slow progress to embrace technology.

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NZ a nation of sports watchers on the couch

12 June 2017

New Zealand guys need to get out and start exercising more or the severe preventable death rate will continue to soar, a leading national exercise expert says.

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Virtual cyber defender one of the first in NZ

9 June 2017

A fledgling, cutting-edge cyber security Wellington company has launched a virtual chief information security officer (vCISO) service aimed at helping New Zealand businesses to respond as cyber-crime begins to bite.

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Tech high flyer finalist in business award

8 June 2017

A high-flying Kiwi tech businessman, who has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander, has been named a finalist in the Auckland University of Technology Business School Excellence awards.

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Kiwi company leading the world with nano tech development

7 June 2017

Top Kiwi furniture company, the PLN Group, is setting the global industry alight with its world leading nano technology developments.

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Enter sandman: $160,000 for child autism and sleep disruption research

6 June 2017

University of Canterbury researcher Dr Laurie McLay has received an emerging researcher first grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) valued at $160,825 over three years.

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Rugby prints from the very talented Michel Tuffery

2 June 2017

The last issue of Rugby prints from Internationally reknown Wellington artist Michel Tuffrey has just been released. The perfect gift for that Rugby mad person in your house.

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Ransomware cyber-attacks impact growing on NZ

23 May 2017

Barely five percent of New Zealand companies have taken out cyber insurance, despite a predicted rise in ransomware and other cyber issues, a leading New Zealand specialist underwriting agency says.

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Bright future for NZ businesses embracing AI

11 May 2017

The future is looking bright for New Zealand businesses when they begin integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and new technologies into products, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Global Women salutes revised NZX stance on diverse governance

11 May 2017

Diversity champion Global Women is delighted with the NZX revised diversity reporting guidelines announced today as part of the NZX Corporate Governance Code. NZX-listed companies are now required to have a diversity policy with measurable objectives and report against these or provide an explanation if they do not.. This is a great next step towards having more robust drivers of diversity.

This policy is a welcome shift from the previous reporting requirements which simply “encouraged [issuers] to adopt and implement a diversity policy”.

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IoT changing the face of the nation

10 May 2017

Future tech realities are beginning to change the face of how New Zealanders operate in their daily lives – at home and work, and coming research results will help shape the nation’s future, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Future NZ health facilities will not have patients in them

10 May 2017

Future health facilities in New Zealand are unlikely to have patients in them, a leading health IT expert says.

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Research needed to help more women get into tech careers

7 May 2017

New Zealand needs more research on why younger generations of women are not considering a career in Tech and why we see a high dropout of women dropout of the workforce, a NZTech leader says.

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Find your Motivation then use SMART goals to succeed

6 May 2017

Once you have defined what motivates you through working through what you want to achieve in your life, and understanding where you are in terms of your all-around balance between Mental, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual desires the ability to set goals and make plans to achieve them is KEY to success.

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Biggest week long-tech event ever held in NZ

5 May 2017

New Zealand Techweek, which is the biggest festival of tech events ever held in New Zealand, begins all over the country tomorrow.

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Graduate takes off at Rocket Lab

2 May 2017

When Alex Anderson was a teenager growing up in Waiuku, he read a lot of science fiction and dreamt of one day “building futuristic things like robots”.

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6 WAYS TO BE CALM DURING A JOB INTERVIEW

28 April 2017

I’ve been working with a client recently who’d secured a job interview after some years out of the workforce. My client was feeling anxious about the interview and was experiencing stress.

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Pop-up Globe a bridge to careers for young people

26 April 2017

Pop-up Globe, the world’s first temporary working replica of Shakespeare’s theatre, is providing a real boost in employment for many young events and hospitality people, ICE Events, a leading New Zealand events and hospitality career consultancy company says.

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Substantial opportunities for women seeking tech jobs

20 April 2017

Computer programming jobs have previously struggled to attract women, but new technologies are providing substantial opportunities for a growing number of young girls seeking tech jobs, NZTech government relations director Andrea Hancox says.

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The West Coast – 100 percent pure bliss

20 April 2017

At first glance, the supermarket aisles in Hokitika seem busier than in Auckland – but it’s just that West Coast people like to chat more and catch up unlike Kiwis from, the big smoke.

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Digital service collaboration brilliant for rural NZ

6 April 2017

A rural health leader says she’s absolutely thrilled digital service providers and rivals Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees are joining forces to help with rural broadband.

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Trineo a great example of post-quake success

4 April 2017

Growing Christchurch software development company Trineo has moved back to the city for the first time since the 2011 earthquakes which inadvertently steered them in a new direction, resulting in huge business growth and international success.

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100 Kiwi entrepreneurs to cash in on South East Asian markets

3 April 2017

The Kiwi Connection Tech Hub is working with NZ businesses, industry and government across multiple initiatives to support 100 Kiwi entrepreneurs, managers and executives to visit major South East Asia markets this year to increase exports, access investment capital and tap into the talent pool that New Zealand lacks.

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Pilates instructor recognised as top CIO

2 April 2017

An energetic Auckland pilates instructor has leapt to the head of the tech sector by being recognised as one of New Zealand’s top 100 chief information officers (CIOs) in the latest CIO100 list.

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There are Winners and Learners, nothing else.

1 April 2017

If there is one blog I hope my children (and eventually my grandchildren) read I hope it is this one.

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“Workplace stress” is a misnomer.

31 March 2017

“Workplace stress” is a misnomer. Workplaces aren’t full of stress, they’re full of employees experiencing some level of stress.

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Creative app developer named among NZ’s top 100 CIOs

30 March 2017

A small but innovative Christchurch app developer is today rubbing shoulders with the cream of New Zealand’s top chief information officers (CIO) by being named among the top 100 CIOs in the country.

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Students urged to combat cybercrime

30 March 2017

The career options for students who want to combat cybercrime are expanding so rapidly into fields like law, research, teaching and insurance that a leading Hamilton based cyber security research centre is urging secondary school students to get serious about tapping into this exciting job market.

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Significant increase in drone insurance cover, expert says

29 March 2017


New Zealand can expect many more people taking out drone insurance as the number of drones rapidly multiply meaning potential for accidents significantly increases.

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Trade Agenda report heartening, tech leader says

24 March 2017

The government’s future trade agenda is heartening and provides exciting export growth, a New Zealand tech sector leader says.

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NZ’s investment in infrastructure creating jobs

23 March 2017

Global engineering and advisory firm Aurecon, will be recruiting approximately 30 graduates around the country[1] in 2017, as part of its annual graduate recruitment programme.

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NZTech backs government’s stance on cyber security

23 March 2017

NZTech today backed the Government’s continued focus on the New Zealand cyber security strategy and action plan as rogue cyber attacks continue to plague nations and businesses worldwide.

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Research underway on the impact of IoT

19 March 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon become critical to helping New Zealand raise its productivity and prosperity, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Personal Development on a budget #1

18 March 2017

Too many people do not start down the path of investing in their own personal development as they perceive it to be too expense. Or they feel they know it all or are too old to get into this personal development malarky…

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Better outcomes for disabled Pasifika people

17 March 2017

A new plan to improve outcomes for disabled Pasifika people is being welcomed by Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner.

Faiva Ora, which means Work for Life, is a five-year improvement plan developed by the Ministry of Health.

“Pasifika people are not accessing disability support services as much as expected. Faiva Ora considers why that is and what can be done about it,” Ms Wagner says.

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Victoria University summer scholars gain confidence, new skills

15 March 2017

A group of undergraduate students who have just completed Summer Research scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Kawa a Māui—School of Māori Studies have contributed to research projects and lent a youth perspective to current te ao Māori and New Zealand issues.

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University of Canterbury student numbers increase for 2017

10 March 2017

The University of Canterbury campus is booming once again, reflecting the increase in enrolments to attend UC in 2017, with an especially significant rise in international students.

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15 years and 21,300 operations on

7 March 2017

New Zealand’s mobile surgical bus tomorrow marks its 15-year anniversary after more than 21,300 operations in 24 towns.

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What Hypnosis Can Do for You

6 March 2017

That might be a slight exaggeration, but the truth is that hypnosis is being used more and more regularly to treat a wide range of conditions. Apart from its well-known benefits to help people quit smoking, lose weight, gain confidence, and a host of other self-help issues, the practice is gaining wider acceptance in the treatment of illness and disease.

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Engineering students take recyclable, electric car to Singapore in world-first

3 March 2017

A team of University of Canterbury engineering students gave their fully recyclable, electric car its final test run, today, in preparation to compete at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, in Singapore.

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NZ Fine Arts student features in Venice exhibition

3 March 2017

University of Canterbury Fine Arts Master’s student Jen Bowmast has been selected as a finalist in a prestigious international art competition with her artwork to be part of the Arte Languna exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, in Italy, this mo

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Whitireia Graduate Forges Way for Young Women in Building

25 February 2017

Azaria Felagai has gone from carpentry training at Whitireia last year to working on projects for construction firm Hawkins.

Whitireia Graduate Forges the Way for Young Women in the Building Industry

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AI set to massively impact NZ

23 February 2017

New Zealand needs to seriously and swiftly embrace artificial intelligence (AI) as an extraordinary opportunity and challenge for the country’s future, a new body, the AI Forum says.

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UC academic to write Global Warming Special Report for UN

23 February 2017

University of Canterbury (UC) Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward is the only New Zealander among the world experts appointed by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) to prepare the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.

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UC physicists take a (nano)chip off the old block

22 February 2017

Computer components can’t just keep getting smaller forever. So how does the computer then continue to become faster, lighter and more energy efficient? A team of University of Canterbury physicists think they have the answer – in the human brain.

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ICE providing conveyor belt of government jobs

14 February 2017

A leading New Zealand early in careers consultancy company, ICE, is providing a conveyor belt of government department jobs for graduates who previously had not considered working for government agencies.

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Good in the Hood applications are open!

13 February 2017

This year, Z will give away a total of more than $1 million to neighbourhood groups and projects that help people who need it and/or the environment. You can apply to be part of Good in the Hood by visiting www.z.co.nz/GoodintheHood. Applications are open until 28 February.

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JobCafe Diversity Partners

11 February 2017

JobCafe is seeking to work with employers committed to building diverse teams. We will help champion your brand, market your jobs, promote you people and let New Zealanders know you are an organisation that understands the value of difference.

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How can we live well on a finite planet?

11 February 2017

It is rare for an economics text to become a best-seller, but when it was first published in 2009, Professor Tim Jackson’s Prosperity Without Growth - Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow did just that.

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Digitech to play a big health role

9 February 2017

A special event at Parliament next week will mark the 15th anniversary of the New Zealand Health IT (NZHIT) cluster as digital technology gains momentum in the health sector.

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Digital transformation an appetite for risk

8 February 2017

Digital transformation is taking hold of the world – and with it an appetite for security and privacy risk, a digital expert says.

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Call for applications: Fulbright New Zealand Awards

28 January 2017

Fulbright New Zealand calls for applications to a range of awards for New Zealand academics, artists, teachers and professionals to undertake academic and cultural exchanges to the United States of America. A Fulbright exchange provides life-changing opportunities to gain international experience and advance your career, to explore the US, to share your culture and to make friends and colleagues from around the world. Grantees undertake an exchange to their choice of leading US universities, which are world renowned for their expertise and resources.

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Employer profile - SKY CITY AUCKLAND

28 January 2017

SKYCITY Entertainment Group is one of Australasia's leading entertainment destinations with five locations in Australia and New Zealand. Working at SKYCITY means working alongside some of the very best in the gaming, hospitality and tourism industries. Explore our locations below to find your winning career.SKYCITY Entertainment Group is one of Australasia's leading entertainment destinations with five locations in Australia and New Zealand.

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Otahuhu families celebrate students success

18 January 2017

Students from Otahuhu College achieved their best ever results at Level One, Two and Three NCEA in 2016. The improvement in NCEA pass rates over the last four years has been impressive, with Level Three being a highlight through matching the national average last year. Indeed in the last four years Otahuhu College has achieved its four best ever results for each of the three levels.

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Making New Year’s resolutions stick

9 January 2017

New Zealand’s leading exercise industry group ExerciseNZ has today appealed to Kiwis to make increased physical activity their resolution for 2017 but it also warned that keeping resolutions isn’t easy and is offering tips on how to make them stick.

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Make exercise the top goal for a happier 2017

28 December 2016

The Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) wants people to put their mental wellbeing first when considering New Year’s resolutions and is emphasising how physical activity leads to people being happier and having a healthier state of mind.

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CARROLL TO HEAD LEXUS NEW ZEALAND

17 December 2016

Paul Carroll, former Executive Director of Toyota New Zealand, has been appointed as the Senior General Manager of Lexus New Zealand to head the brand here.

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Copyright in New Zealand’s creative sector

16 December 2016

A report canvassing views from New Zealands vibrant creative sector, and the role copyright and registered designs has in their work, has been released today by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith.Hon Paul Goldsmith

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Techweek will be biggest ever tech event in NZ

12 December 2016

Techweek’17, May 6 to 14 next year, will be the biggest week New Zealand has ever seen or experienced in technology.

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Setting up a fabulous 2017

10 December 2016

As Christmas, fast approaches, and then we celebrate the start of a new year I am preparing myself for my annual ritual of reviewing my lifelong dreams and goals and setting the course for a successful 2017.

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Exciting new recruitment solution for Kiwi Employers

9 December 2016

This Kiwi solution has a unique matching system that is designed to meet the client’s needs. This functionality makes it very easy for Hiring managers to see if there is talent in the pool they would be interested in.

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Tough Hilux TRD hits the road

1 December 2016

A limited TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Special Edition Hilux ute has been developed, arriving with matte black TRD accessories and a remote locking motorised ABS plastic hard lid - a New Zealand first, and exclusive to the TRD Toyota.

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NZ spatial tech playing key part in the 7.8 quake response

22 November 2016

New Zealand's skills in advanced spatial technology and geographic intelligence has underpinned much of the response to last week's 7.8 earthquake, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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Massive opportunities uncovered for NZ in Vietnam

21 November 2016

A group of New Zealand entrepreneurs has uncovered massive opportunities for Kiwi tech companies in Vietnam.

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Tech to save the great Kiwi lifestyle

16 November 2016

A tech leader is warning that New Zealanders need to be smarter with the adoption of advanced technologies or the revered Kiwi lifestyle is at massive risk.

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Top UK expert emphasises need to prepare kids for future

16 November 2016

One of the top 50 most influential women in UK tech, Clare Sutcliffe, is touring New Zealand this week to emphasise the urgent need to prepare Kiwi children for the jobs of the future.

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Advisory group a boost for NZ smart agriculture

15 November 2016

Smart technology could help agriculture add to a predicted $6.4 billion to New Zealand’s gross domestic product from 2025, Precision Agriculture Association New Zealand (PAANZ) chair Craige Mackenzie says.

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NZ’s first fintech umbrella organisation to be launched

10 November 2016

A New Zealand tech leader today announced an initiative to bring together the national financial technology (fintech) community.

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Women can succeed in top rugby administration

4 November 2016

Can women be successful in a leadership role in rugby, gaining respect and be followed as a genuine leader in sports administration? Even if she has not played the game or because it is such a male dominate sport and industry?

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NZ spatial awards highlight huge growth industry

3 November 2016

The New Zealand spatial excellence award winners to be announced in Wellington on November 16 are just the tip of the iceberg of a fast-growing digital industry, a spatial industry expert says.

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Teenage refugee becomes chair of NZTech

26 October 2016

Thirty one years after arriving in New Zealand as a 13 year old refugee from Vietnam, Mitchell Pham has been appointed the chair of NZTech.

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NZTech chief Graeme Muller appointed to world tech board

20 October 2016

The leader of all things tech in New Zealand, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller, has been elected to the board of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).

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NZ facing security skills shortages

16 October 2016

Muller will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the hidden threat of the growing shortage of available people with cyber-security skills at the New Zealand security summit in Wellington tomorrow (October 17).

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UCOL chef to represent New Zealand

8 October 2016

UCOL Baking and Cookery graduate Zach Meads has booked himself a spot on the New Zealand team for the Oceania WorldSkills competition after an impressive showing at the nationals last weekend.

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High needs children see a future in tech jobs

6 October 2016

A national charity organisation Code Club Aotearoa has teamed up with Christchurch’s Allenvale School on a first of its kind New Zealand initiative to teach high needs students how to think like a computer.

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Summit crucial for cyber security, new NZTech director says

4 October 2016

NZTech’s new government and member relations director Andrea Hancox says New Zealand needs to protect its economy and livelihood as a nation by bringing cyber security to the forefront of leaders at top executive levels.

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New MPI frontline staff to protect New Zealand

30 September 2016

The graduation of 23 new quarantine officers will help protect New Zealand and relieve peak-time congestion at the country’s main international airports, says the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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NZ organisations should adopt a compassionate work index

26 September 2016

A leading New Zealand human resources expert Chris Till says New Zealand companies and organisations should adopt a United Kingdom compassionate work index model to improve working lives for Kiwis.

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World leading agri-tech researchers appointed top global role

26 September 2016

Massey University’s Professor Ian Yule, one of the world’s leading agri-tech researchers, has been voted president of the International Society of Precision Agriculture for 2018-2020.

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Kiwis gaining more higher-level qualifications

31 August 2016

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed figures that show 56 per cent of New Zealanders aged 25-34 years old now hold a higher-level tertiary qualification.

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How to prepare yourself for the Future of Work

27 July 2016

Future of Work studies are starting to become part of mainstream media. My interest with them began after my own career identity meltdown a few years ago when I asked myself “what nature of work is possible for me to love just as much as my old career?”

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The Rose Compass

27 July 2016

OK a little confession here. This is a tool I have been working on for a few years to help people at work as well as help managers, team leaders, supervisors become stronger talent managers. I have used this tactic a lot when managing staff and have been able to get great results even with those people who may not have been on the companies’ wavelength or that keen on having me take over from their previous manager. I now use this tool in my approach with my coaching clients and find it works very well for me.

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JobCafe & Assess it launch NZ Truck Driving Academy

13 July 2016

JobCafe Coaching and Assess it have combined their resources to create the NZ Trucking Driving Academy. The joint venture will utilise the skills of JobCafe Coaches to provide Career Coaching services along with Truck Driving and Civil Construction industry training which ensure all students of the Academy develop into well rounded "Great Drivers" with clear career plans, business skills and highly developed personal skills.

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PSA in Employment Court to oppose lockouts at airports

13 July 2016

The New Zealand Public Service Association and E tū have today filed legal proceedings in the Employment Court in Wellington which seek to restrain the proposed eight day lockout of Aviation Security Staff at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin airports.

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Fulbright New Zealand announces 2016 scholar award grantees

28 June 2016

Fulbright New Zealand announces the new grantees of its prestigious scholar awards, who will be honoured tomorrow at a special ceremony at Parliament. This scholar awards announcement follows the earlier announcement of Fulbright New Zealand’s graduate awards.

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Careers New Zealand to become part of TEC

18 May 2016

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have today announced Careers New Zealand will become part of the Tertiary Education Commission in a reform which will result in better and more consistent careers information for school students.

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Employing More Disabled People is Good for Business

22 April 2016

HRINZ is proud to have a permanent seat on the Workbridge Council. It is joined by two other “Corporate” members, being the CTU and BusinessNZ, together with a number of Disabled Persons Organisations (DPO's) such as, Deaf Aotearoa, Ngati Kapo O Aotearoa, Association of Blind Citizens of NZ, and People First, amongst others.

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Mature workers in the labour market

26 March 2016

Mature workers – those aged 55 and over – are expected to play an increasingly key role in the economy as the number of young people entering the workforce falls.

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The Treasury 'championing change in diversity and inclusion'

18 March 2016

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf attended the inaugural Champions for Change summit on Monday 14 March, following the launch of the initiative in November 2015.

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More Ladies please ...

17 March 2016

The call for more women to enter the trades is being called out loud and clear....

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ACC outlines next steps in service transformation

5 March 2016

Work is underway at the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) to roll out customer service initiatives following ACC Board approval and Cabinet noting of an updated business case on its transformation programme.

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New judges announced for this year’s Hi-Tech Awards

2 March 2016

International celebrities and local high-fliers will be descending on Auckland in May to act as judges for the 2016 Hi-Tech Awards.

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JobCafe relaunches the It Intelligence Network

1 March 2016

JobCafe is relaunching its IT Intelligence Network. This network has two main purposes;

1) To promote the Kiwi IT organisations that have joined the network.
2) Create a resourcing network that helps all our partners find the IT talent they need.

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Minimum wage to increase to $15.25

29 February 2016

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.25 an hour on 1 April 2016, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today.

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Becoming Great – Part 4 Getting noticed and making impact

23 February 2016

In part 4 of my series for becoming great I would like to share my tips for you on how to get noticed, that does not mean getting noticed by everyone, but getting noticed and appreciated by those who matter. Whether those people be, our family (kids), bosses, work colleagues or customers.

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How to surf to success in the boardroom

20 February 2016

There are six simple business principles we can learn from surfing. They can increase productivity and performance, resulting in an improved work-life balance - which means more surfing.

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Becoming Great – part 3 Body language, Work Ethic, Energy levels, Attitude & passion.

19 February 2016

In Part 3 of the ‘becoming great’ series I am focusing on things that we all know about , but maybe sometimes take for granted, not realising the huge impact. I’ll call these your ‘book cover signs’ – people read you by them, and judge you for them.

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'EGLANTYNE' - VISIONARY EDWARDIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST

15 February 2016

EGLANTYNE, written and performed by Wellingtonian Anne Chamberlain, is an inspiring new solo play about the Edwardian human rights activist and visionary, Eglantyne Jebb.

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Profiling New Zealand arts to international visitors: Te Manu Ka Tau 2016

5 February 2016

Later this month, key people from the international performing arts world will come to New Zealand to see local work on home soil and to consider presenting and showing it overseas.

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Youth Mentorship Programme Seeks Emerging Young Writers

3 February 2016

Three secondary school students will each have the opportunity to be mentored by one of New Zealand’s best professional authors in order to develop their craft and hone their writing skills.

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Nearly through January are you on track with your 2016 goals?

28 January 2016

January is nearly over… how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along? (oops!)

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Becoming Great – Part 2 Timeliness & Time Management

13 January 2016

Becoming great is the art of developing yourself into that person, people want to hire, buy from, listen to, and regard as being dependable. This is how you get recommended and your actions truly reward your hard work. Yes, you can still be humble yet develop a reputation for ‘being great’.

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Becoming Great - Part 1 'Loyalty'

3 January 2016

Over the following months I will share some thoughts, ideas and I hope inspirations on skills you should develop that help those of you who are looking for that next job, or deciding that maybe going into business yourself is a good move (and it probably is) but truly want to become great.

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Careers New Zealand Boosts Support for Rangatahi Māori

10 December 2015

Press Release: Careers New Zealand

Careers New Zealand Boosts Support for Rangatahi Māori

Innovative research programme charts course for responding to changing career needs of young Māori

Auckland, 9 December 2015 - A new research project gives new insights into how best to support young Māori into high growth sectors.

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Seasonal jobs for the New Zealand summer (Part 2)

10 December 2015

Welcome to Part 2 of our summer jobs series, where we’ll talk about three more very popular summer job options.

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Seasonal jobs for the New Zealand summer (Part 1)

10 December 2015

With summer just around the corner, there are a range of seasonal jobs cropping up.

Whether you’re between jobs, a student, working part-time, or studying – or want some experience in a particular industry – seasonal work can be an ideal way to earn some extra cash, get some new skills and meet some interesting people.

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MBIE 2015 Occupation Outlook

1 December 2015

The Occupation Outlook is a great place to look when thinking about your study and career options.

It contains education, employment and income information on 50 key occupations in New Zealand to give you a clearer picture of possible career paths. These 50 were chosen for their size, popularity, and potential for future growth.

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New Zealand Employment Unexpectedly Falls, Jobless Rises

5 November 2015

New Zealand employment unexpectedly fell for the first time in three years in the third quarter, pushing up the nation’s jobless rate and sending the currency lower.

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Mayors back Otago jobs fair

20 October 2015

The Dunedin City Council and Clutha District are working together on the rare venture, which will run as a speed-dating-type of job interview forum at the Dunedin Town Hall in two weeks' time on 4 November.

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Worried about drugs in your workplace?

20 October 2015

The New Zealand workplace is increasingly under threat from a significant level of people actively participating in drug taking activities outside the workplace.

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Innovation and retail key to Wellington’s economic growth

16 October 2015

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2015 Regional Economic Activity Report, which highlights areas of growth and opportunity for the Wellington region.

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Employers urged to plan for their employees mental wellbeing

14 October 2015

The Human Rights Commission has urged New Zealand employers to create a strategic plan for the mental wellbeing of their employees.

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Māori world view leads to greater life satisfaction

17 September 2015

New research from Massey University has compared work/life balance and life satisfaction levels across seven cultures – and found that New Zealand Māori scored the highest on both fronts.

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Mind Lab founder Frances Valintine says fewer women working in tech sector

7 September 2015

Female representation in the world of technology is getting worse, writes John Anthony.

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More Auckland jobs for Maori Pasifika

19 August 2015

New Zealand employers of Pasifika people meet in Auckland on Wednesday to learn how they can take part in a new training initiative for tradespeople.

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New Zealand should be following US lead

5 August 2015

New Zealand should be following the lead of US President Barack Obama to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase renewable energy generation, says the Bioenergy Association.

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State of the nation: NZ women

29 July 2015

New Zealand has one of the narrowest gender pay gaps in the OECD but, on average, kiwi women still earn $608,000 less than men over their entire lifetime, according to a report released by ANZ today.

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The Great New Zealand Experiment

29 July 2015

Recently I stumbled upon a post by Sarah Blahovec, which was a cry for help from a disability activist from the USA. It drew me to look at the new Accessibility section of the venerable Huffington Post, and it occurred to me that I should share a little of the work we are doing in New Zealand, and my personal journey.

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Why global firms value graduate programs

28 July 2015

According to Graduate Careers Australia, 92.4% of new graduates were in some form of employment shortly after completing their degrees. Of that total, 9.7% were working part-time while continuing to seek full-time employment, and 82.7% were in full time employment.

- Source HRM Online

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Why Experienced Managers Make Bad Talent Decisions.

10 July 2015

This post will cover the science behind faulty decision-making, and tips for adopting a more analytical approach as a way of overcoming cognitive biases.

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JobCafe Newsletter June 2015

24 June 2015

Read more about what is happening in the diversity and talent management space in the JobCafe June 2015 newsletter here.

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Culture Fit!

24 June 2015

I say that with an explanation mark as I think these words need some discussion. To quote Becky Bearse-Esqueda, it's the elephant in the room.

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Acclaimed author to receive $100,000 Michael King Fellowship

20 June 2015

This year’s $100,000 Michael King Writer’s Fellowship has been awarded to non-fiction master, Dr Martin Edmond, winner of the 2013 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Non-Fiction and author of some 30 publications and screenplays.

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The Kumara Vine newsletter for May is out now!

29 May 2015

What is art? You can read Sina's story about the art of leadership and Hemi's story about what is art in the latest Kumara Vine newsletter.

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Growth for NZ - Economy and Jobs set to rise...

21 April 2015

Forecasts from the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment covering 2015-2018 indicates that employment is set to grow by more than 141,300 jobs over the next three years

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New Zealand employment predicted to grow 2.5% by 2016

9 April 2015

Employment in New Zealand is expected to grow by 2.5% between 2015 and 2016, 1.9% 2016-17, and 1.6% 2017-18, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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Consortia for Māori and Pasifika trades training announced

9 April 2015

Consortia for Māori and Pasifika trades training in Bay of Plenty announced

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Could learning Maori unite our nation?

8 April 2015

My friend and colleague is a black woman from Zimbabwe and I love it when she speaks Zulu. I've never heard anything quite like it, the clicks and other sounds you'll never here anywhere outside of Africa.

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Surf photographer is colour blind and works underground in a coal mine. So how did he capture these stunning images?

7 April 2015

After taking a glimpse of Ray Collin’s work you certainly wouldn't guess that he’s never actually seen the way the colours of a wave play in the sunlight

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Unease over jobs for international students

23 March 2015

Educators are divided over using the promise of jobs and permanent residence to entice foreign students to this country.

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New professional development opportunities for those who work with Māori and Pasifika learners

6 March 2015

He Taunga Waka is a new project funded by the TEC designed to specifically help educators better connect, engage and facilitate literacy and numeracy skill development for educators working with Māori and Pasifika learners in adult literacy and numeracy.

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Work for Paraparaumu College kids?

3 March 2015

Jobs are required for students of all ages. If you, as an individual, or your company is able to help with providing work for individuals or groups of students, please contact the College Office on 04 902 5170 or email office@pc.school.nz

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Erica Sinclair - Photographer

2 March 2015

Story by Himiona Grace

Photography isn’t an easy business to get into. Not in this digital age that is. Everyone has a camera and many think they can take photos themselves. But there is a big difference between a good and an amazing image.

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Check out latest Kumara Vine newsletter

28 February 2015

Checkout latest Kumara Vine newsletter featuring our story on Erica Sinclair.

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Trades training for Maori and Pasifika youth

10 February 2015

A consortium of education and training organisations, backed by industry and community partners, will enable nearly 500 Maori and Pasifika youth to gain trades training in 2015.

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Waikato Maori science students shine

14 January 2015

Seventeen Maori science and engineering students at the University of Waikato had their studies boosted by scholarships totaling $174,000.

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Latest Kumara Vine Newsletter is posted

30 December 2014

Latest Kumara Vine newsletter out today including; In this issue...

Story - Miria Royal, Living, working and playing to the fullest at Vodafone
Story - Simon Phillips, genuine Maori Warrior working to help Maori business
Article - NZ Maori Tourism
Available Now - JobCafe

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Fijian workers welcome in New Zealand

13 December 2014

In a sign of further improving relations between New Zealand and Fiji, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and Fiji's head of employment and productivity have signed an agreement to include Fiji in New Zealand's seasonal worker scheme.

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Google came up with a formula for deciding who gets promoted—here’s what happened

5 December 2014

About 7 years ago, Google founded its People Analytics team, which collects and uses data to bolster the company’s own management practices - see what the final outcome was...

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John & Phillip - A story of cultural unawareness

5 December 2014

Have a read of this story and if you like it visit our Facebook page, if you have a story to share along these lines feel free to add it under this article on our Facebook page...

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Applications flood in after casting call for Disney's Moana role

4 December 2014

The official New Zealand casting call for Disney's first Polynesian princess Moana has opened - and sparked huge interest.

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JobCafe launches 'The Creatives'

2 December 2014

JobCafe is committed to helping New Zealanders "Live, Work and Play". We have identified a need to help grow and support a network for the thousands of talented creative Kiwi's looking to make a living using and/or supporting their creative talent.

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Maori values give you an advantage

28 November 2014

He Waka Taura - Navigating Talent is a framework that uses principles like respect, integrity and well practiced communications skills to help an organisation recruit, nurture and release talent in such a way they become an advocate for you even when they have left your business.

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IT Intelligence Network - November 2014

28 November 2014

Latest IT Intelligence Network newsletter out today

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Organise for gender equality

17 November 2014

Silicon Valley's leading technology companies seem to have bought into the proposition that increasing diversity, particularly gender diversity, is a worthwhile goal.

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Government failing workers; young, women, Māori & Pasifika

5 November 2014

Unions believe the Government must to do more to help young workers in to jobs, education or training. Statistics New Zealand has today released figures which show that in the last year the number of 20-24 year olds not working or in education or training has increased by 3,000 people.

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Institutes propose joint IT school

3 November 2014

Three of Wellington's biggest tertiary providers want to join forces to start an information technology course to train people to fill hundreds of job vacancies. The IT industry claims it has hundreds of vacancies for well paying jobs.

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Latest Kumara Vine Newsletter is posted

1 November 2014

Latest Kumara Vine Newsletter out now...

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Latest IT Intelligence Network out now

1 November 2014

Read latest IT Intelligence Network newsletter ...

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5 good reasons for working 4 days a week

7 October 2014

If you ask me, the idea of cutting back the workweek has finally reached critical mass. But it’s hardly a new idea—there are a lot of good reasons for moving towards a shorter, four-day workweek. Here are just a few of them.

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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

30 September 2014

This is how diversity works: by promoting hard work and creativity; by encouraging the consideration of alternatives even before any interpersonal interaction takes place.

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September - IT Intelligence Network

29 September 2014

Checkout the great stories on this months IT Intelligence Network newsletter

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September - Kumara Vine

29 September 2014

Latest kumara vine newsletter issue out now.


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Catalyst's - Open Source Academy

26 September 2014

The Academy is a Catalyst initiative designed to provide training and work experience for young New Zealand technologists.

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Making All New Zealand the Place Talent Wants to Live

24 September 2014

The development of the provinces is becoming a major issue for New Zealand, and for the new Government.

Press Release: A Place To Live

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A lesson from the USA

23 September 2014

Could Kiwi companies learn a lesson from a USA based Food franchise on how to better look after staff?

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The 7 Common (And Totally Avoidable) Mistakes New Managers Make

10 September 2014

Yes, you were good enough to get promoted but being a manger has challenges you never dealt with when you were an employee.

By Laura Vanderkam

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IT Intelligence Network - First issue out today

31 August 2014

The first issue of our IT Intelligence Network newsletter is out today ...

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Graduate Opportunities with Fletchers

31 August 2014

Fletchers have roles in Finance, HR, Strategy, Procurement and ICT. You’ll need relevant degrees but high emotional intelligence and self- awareness will make the difference to you being selected. You will be our future leaders of FB.

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August Kumara Vine - out now

31 August 2014

Read the latest issue of the Kumara Vine and read some and share some inspiring stories.

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Call for shift in business understanding

29 August 2014

A professor in business management says Maori can be disadvantaged when applying for jobs due to cultural differences.

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New Maori business major launched at Otago Polytechnic

20 August 2014

Māori business development has surged ahead in the past decade, from the growth of the iwi organisations responsible for the management of multi-million dollar assets, through to enterprises in industries from natural resources to tourism.

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JobCafe launches the IT Intelligence Network

11 August 2014

Today JobCafe has launched a new IT resourcing project - The IT Intelligence Network.

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Petition to start growing a "sustainable" nursing workforce

21 July 2014

Today the New Zealand Nurses Organisation is launching a petition aimed at achieving a nurse entry to practice (NEtP) position for every new grad nurse.

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NEW APPROACH TO THE WAR FOR TALENT

15 July 2014

There is a new war for talent and it is different than in the past, according to a recent global survey of HR professionals.

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Fred Ohlsson: How to get the best in the business working for your business

9 July 2014

Some are calling it a 'Rock Star' economy. New Zealand is now seeing broad-based growth and this is translating into historically high confidence among our businesses.
- NZ Herald

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Latest Kumara Vine - June Issue out now

30 June 2014

Latest Kumara Vine issue out now

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Lessons from Maori Crown negotiations

19 June 2014

Indigenous Australian representatives at a land management hui in Wellington say they have learnt from how Maori negotiates with the Crown

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Single-sex schools touted for Maori and Pacific boys

19 June 2014


Leaders of single-sex schools say the boys-only environment could be the best way of reducing under-achievement among Maori and Pacific boys.

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The Diversity Advantage

11 June 2014

Speech delivered to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 4 June 2014.

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Plea to push ICT grad schools to Maori

5 June 2014

The Maori Internet Society hopes efforts will be made to attract Maori students to new information and communications technology graduate schools.

- Radio NZ

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Latest Kumara Vine - May Issue out now

3 June 2014

Checkout the latest issue of the Kumara Vine here

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Are you a Board member or would you like to be one?

19 May 2014

This month JobCafe has added a career channel within our system to cater for those people who are actively working as Board members (paid or unpaid). The goal being to identify and work with organisations that are actively looking for people for their boards.

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News Flash! Pa Boys Sequel! and Talent Search/Song Competition

9 May 2014

YUP! The Pa Boys sequel is in the works and here's your big chance, get your original song on the new album in the Talent Search Competition entries close July 1st! more details at the new website www.paboys.net

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Te aka Kumara - April 2014

30 April 2014

Checkout the latest issue of the Kumara Vine and share with your networks.

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Maori Agri Business set for growth

17 April 2014

The Federation of Maori Authorities is welcoming the announcement that agri-business projects it put forward on behalf of its membership and Maori farmers have been awarded grants from the Sustainable Farming Fund this year.

The three grants as announced by the Ministry of Primary Industries’ Deputy Director-General Ben Dalton have a value of $1.58 million.

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Subscribe - Te aka Kumara

7 April 2014

Visit here if you would like to subscribe to Te aka Kumara

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Te aka Kumara - March 2014

31 March 2014

Checkout the latest Kumara Vine newsletter and read two great stories.

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New Zealand Employment Rights

18 March 2014

Do you know your employment rights here in New Zealand?

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JobCafe launches - JobCafe TV

12 March 2014

Checkout the latest videos from the employers who work with us.

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Latest Kumara Vine Newsletter

28 February 2014

Checkout The Kumara Vine Newsletter for February 2014

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Canadian arts residencies for Maori

27 February 2014

Two residencies have been set up at the Banff Centre in Canada for a Maori dancer and a writer to study indigenous art.

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Maori relationship 'helps' university

14 February 2014

A close relationship between Maori and Waikato University is being credited with helping to encourage better understanding between Pakeha and Maori in this country.

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Getting young Maori into trades

11 February 2014

A group of Maori tradesmen, businessmen and educators are eyeing a chance to open two partnership schools in Taranaki.

Maunga Taranaki Energy, fronted by Eddie Prime, proposes to create training schools designed to offer a "leg up" to young people who are unable to break into a trade.

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Nursing grads missing out on jobs

5 February 2014

Newly trained Maori nurses are taking work in rest homes because they can't get a job they have trained for, according to Te Kaunihera o Nga Neehi Maori - the National Council of Maori Nurses.

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JobCafe Monthly Newsletter - Feb 2014

1 February 2014

View our February 2014 Monthly newsletter here.

Welcome to the New JobCafe
Promoting 'Our people'
Getting the best out of JobCafe
JobCafe - launches The Kumara Vine
Rugby121.com - The Rugby Talent Pool

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JobCafe launches The Kumara Vine

1 February 2014

The Kumara Vine is a specific JobCafe project to help organisations looking to attract Maori and Pasifika talent to their business. The Vines role is to help connect existing Maori and Pasifika network that these organisations can be promoted far and wide all around New Zealand.

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Cultural awareness in the 'lucky countries'

31 January 2014

New Zealand and Australia are the 'lucky countries'. We live in resource 'rich', largely safe environments, we are relatively wealthy, well-governed and politically stable first world countries.

We are both populated by people from all over the world. We are vibrant multi-cultural societies. Cultural diversity is a rich feature of our communities and an integral part of our places of work.

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Programme for Maori doctors

29 January 2014

A Rotorua Whanau Ora Maori health provider aims to establish a training programme for tangata whenua GPs before the end of the year.

RNZ.

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Beechcraft Signs Contracts with Royal New Zealand Air Force for 11 T-6C Trainer Aircraft and Fully Integrated Flight Training Solution

28 January 2014

The Government has awarded the contract to deliver a new and more effective military pilot training system to Beechcraft Defense Company.

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated Beechcraft and associated companies including New Zealand based Safe Air Limited on being selected to supply the NZ Defence Force’s new pilot training capability.

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Iwi dairying push an environmental issue

22 January 2014

The continued push by iwi into dairy farming is a big environmental issue, the new Maori leader of conservation group Forest and Bird says.

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Authority backs sacked kura principal

9 January 2014

A Maori-language immersion school in the Wellington suburb of Seatoun has been ordered to put its principal back on the payroll after it sacked her for alleged serious misconduct.

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Te Reo employment application form likely to be a first for local and central Government

6 January 2014

Horowhenua District Council's new employment application form in Te Reo Maori may just be a first for local government in New Zealand.

Human Resources Manager Meredith Blackler says she is not aware of any other council, or even central Government department, that offers candidates the option of an English or Te Reo Maori job application form.

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Maori Party celebrates impressive talent in New Year Honours

1 January 2014

Maori Party Co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell, is ‘blown away’ with the incredible diverse range of talents represented in the 2014 New Year Honours.

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Govt invests $2.4m in Māori-led research & innovation

19 December 2013

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the investment of more than $2.4 million to help unlock the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources, and people.

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Te Puni Kokiri commended for work with Maori

18 December 2013

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie commended the Te Puni Kōkiri cadetships initiative for helping hundreds of Māori get work experience and jobs.

The initiative is a collaborative project where Te Puni Kōkiri is working with some of the biggest private employers in New Zealand including Transfield, Fletcher Building, Fulton Hogan, Downer, Vodafone, Genesis Energy, and the Bank of New Zealand.

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Higher Living Standards Speech

10 December 2013

Speech delivered by Vicky Robertson, Deputy Chief Executive to the Treasury, to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle, in Wellington.

The Treasury’s vision is higher living standards for New Zealanders, and that shapes the work we do and the challenges we put our efforts into.

Challenges like ‘How do we lift sustainable growth?’, ‘How can our companies make more inroads into world markets?’ and ‘What skills do we need to succeed in the future – as individuals, as businesses and as a nation?’ In short, we are thinking very hard about better ways to realise the potential for a more prosperous, inclusive New Zealand.

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Himiona Grace - the Pa Boy

9 December 2013

Checkout this article on Marae TV about our very own Himiona Grace and his Pa Boys Movie.

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New Zealand takes a top spot on Forbes

5 December 2013

New Zealand takes a top spot on Forbes' annual Best Countries for Business list.
New Zealand ranks #2 in Forbes' annual 'Best Countries for Business' list. New Zealand’s $170 billion economy is the smallest of the top 10, but the country is also one of the fasted growing with GDP up 2.5% last year.

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How to Find a Fulfilling Career

2 December 2013

How to Find a Fulfilling Career - Richard Branson

One of the things I’m most thankful for as I wake each morning is having a job that I love. Not only that, it’s incredibly rewarding to be surrounded by people who also love what they do. Virgin is a company that prides itself on a happy, motivated workforce.

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