New Academy to train secondary students

Massey High School and Unitec Institute of Technology have jointly established a Trades Academy to offer vocational training to secondary students. Stated to be the first of its type, the Academy will function within the Massey School. The initial project was launched at the West Auckland Vocational Academy (WAVA) at the school’s Performing Arts Centre recently. Applications are open to…

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English quizzed over tertiary funding

A business event in Auckland turned out to be a major challenge for finance minister Bill English as he was repeatedly questioned on issues relating to tertiary education funding, student debts recovery and returning to surplus. Massey University and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce hosted ‘Finance 2012,’ at which he was the guest speaker on February 23. Albany Students’ Association…

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Art of Living gets $1000 for Fiji Flood Relief

February 19, 2012 will be marked in the national calendar as the ‘Day of Peace and Tranquillity’ as the Art of Living Foundation New Zealand performed the ‘Maha Mrityunjaya Homa’ for universal peace. The ceremony was held at the Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust Hall in Onehunga, Auckland. More than 40 volunteers including children participated in the grand prayers that aimed…

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Global presence adds to Bank of India advantage

One of the distinct advantages of dealing with major Indian banks that are fully owned by the Indian government is the security and safety that they offer and the global spread enabling individuals and institutions to benefit from their worldwide presence. Banks registered and licenced by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand offer the additional advantage of stringent monetary and…

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Lean strategy works to competitive edge

While every company strives to enhance productivity, customer satisfaction and profitability, the way to achieve the objectives differs between organisations, regions and countries. In the absence of a template that could be applied to all organisations in all situations, the need to at least find a common ground that would be useful in most cases cannot be over-emphasised. However, ‘Lean…

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