Public Accountants build public trust

The labour market is challenging, a trend that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. This tough employment landscape makes a professional qualification ever more valuable. As your career progresses, you may find your options limited if you lack a professional qualification, especially as you apply for senior roles. It is equally important to choose the right qualification. Today’s…

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Course prepares South African for wild life

In the three short years since former Unitec student Rab Naidoo completed his Certificate in Animal Management (Captive Wild Animals or CWA), he has built an impressive collection of zoology and animal conservation roles. Back in his native South Africa, Rab credits his Unitec qualification for equipping him with the skills and experience needed to develop a successful career. “I…

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Despite good performance, we lack the sparkle

New Zealand is the 18th most competitive country in the world, according to this year’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). The Index ranks countries according to their performance on factors such as innovation, market size, market efficiency, infrastructure and business sophistication. New Zealand has overtaken five countries, including Australia, to move its overall ranking to 18th place, up from 23rd place…

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Good credit history brings home better loan deals

First homebuyers would be the worst hit as the new regulatory environment where Banks are required to restrict their high Loan-to-Value Ratio (LVR) comes into effect on October 1, 2013. Banks would not be able to provide mortgage loans with less than 20% deposit and hence, with property prices skyrocketing, it would be difficult for many first homebuyers to accumulate…

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The world awaits small firms on cyber space

Contrary to popular belief, a place in cyberspace would not cost the earth and New Zealand companies and entrepreneurs should keep pace with the evolving technology for improved market exposure and profitability, says an IT and advertising expert. According to Auckland based Inmedia Concepts Limited Managing Director Sriram (Ram) Gudipoodi, online presence, online applications and such other digital technology have…

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New Zealanders ignore export income potential

New Zealand companies do not seem to have understood the importance of international trade, despite the huge potential in export markets, a Massey University Research has found. Professor David Deakins, Director of the University’s Centre for Small & Medium Enterprise Research, said that less than 20% of the earnings of New Zealand companies came from overseas. Removing barriers The Research,…

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Reserve Bank predicts higher growth for Fiji

Notwithstanding the continued weakness of the global economy and the sanctions imposed by many countries including UK, US, Australia and New Zealand since the military take over on December 5, 2006, Fiji’s economic outlook remains bright. That was the verdict of a recent Survey conducted by Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF), which placed economic growth at 3.2% for the current…

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