Alana Tyrell

  Tonga Robertson – Paving the Way for Pacific Women Entrepreneurs in the Trades Industry

Tonga Robertson, Director of NEST Interior and Design is helping to pave the new norm for Pasifika Women in Business, most notably in the Trades industry. This week, we had the pleasure of sitting with Tonga to learn her story, insights into the challenges she faces in business, the challenges she faces as a woman in the trades industry, and tips and tricks she can share for other aspiring women wanting to enter and thrive in the male-dominated industry. Her story into setting up her business After graduating with a Diploma in...
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Alignz COVID19 Business Update

As per Jacinder Ardern’s announcement made yesterday, Auckland will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand will move to Alert Level 2. Alignz have taken active steps to comply with the Alert Level changes and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our team, clients, candidates and students. Please read the following changes below: Alignz Safe Work Practises Auckland branch will be working remotely from home by 12:00 midday today.The office will be closed until further notice.It is business as usual and we will be...
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“Upskill While Others Are Sleeping” – Tips and Tricks to Secure Your Future

As week seven of lockdown in New Zealand moves from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 on Thursday 14th May 2020, we will see a lift to current restrictions in place. Businesses may open except for bars, we can now enjoy parks and shopping malls, movement across the country is allowed, and we can increase our bubble to 10 people – as long as we maintain social distancing and good hygiene. However, with unemployment rates on the rise, and the job market changing due to COVID19, are you prepared for the new work environment...
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“Life as we know it” – through the eyes of Essential Workers Philip Robinson and Anna Barker-Danby”

Life was drastically altered for travelling English couple Philip Robinson and Anna Barker-Danby; who arrived in New Zealand excited to continue their working holiday experience a week before lockdown. Secured to start a job in the hospitality industry, they were dismayed to find that the jobs they were promised were no longer available due to the current COVID19 situation. Phil, an experienced Chef and Anna, an Event Manager decided to wait it out to see how the current COVID19 changes would affect their industry and employment...
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  Keeping Active during Self-Isolation

Now that many people are working from home, or in self-isolation, its easy to lose some very good habits. Below are some of our favorite tips and tricks to stay active and keep good habits during the next four weeks. 1. Keep your normal routine (albeit at home) A great way to feel normal is to keep your same routine, as if you are still physically going to work. If you normally wake up at 7.00am, get up at 7.00am. Have a shower and get dressed. HR/Project Manager Alana for Alignz Recruitment said “I get up every morning, have...
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Student Success supported by Alignz / Tupu Aotearoa Program.

“I went from having a fixed mindset, to changing the way I viewed the real world” Fuifale Tyrell said, as we sat for breakfast to interview her on her recent experience completing the Tupu Aotearoa Program run by Alignz Recruitment. Fale is a 17-year-old Samoan, born and raised in Hamilton, NZ and who believes in taking every opportunity life gives you. Fale comes from a large family background with roots in the Waikato area. She is an active member of the Hamilton Samoan Methodist Church, is the eldest and only daughter in her...
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  Quick 5 with our New Program Manager – Sam Nonoa

Official welcome to Sam Nonoa, our new Program Manager who will be taking the lead in developing and delivering our newly implemented Training Sector. We are excited to have you part of the Alignz Team and see the development of this new space. Below is a quick five to learn more about our new team member. What is your Passion? I love sports in general, but I would have to say Rugby has been my single most passion.Why did you decide to take up this opportunity? It was the aspect of giving back to our Pacific Island Community and being...
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Celebrating K’aute Pacifica’s 20th Birthday Anniversary.

K’aute Pacifika’s celebration dinner at the Hamilton Gardens Pavillion. Saturday, the 24th August marked the 20th birthday anniversary for K’aute Pacifika; and a corner stone for the next 20 years to come. With performances from the diverse Pacifika Cultures, from Samoan to Kiribas and many more, the community came together to celebrate the journey and success K’aute has paved for Pacifika People in the Waikato Region. We heard from key speakers Rachel Karalus on on beginning and origin of...
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Alignz Recruitment West Hamilton Ladies wins Waibop Football Cup!

Congratulations to West Hamilton Ladies on your win against Tokoroa, 1 – 0 becoming the winner of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cup! Shows great effort and heart went into training’s which showed on the field and end results. The teamwork and drive shown throughout the season is a testament to a great team culture which we believe will carry on through years to come. Congratulations again, may the celebrations begin and all the best with the next and upcoming seasons. #ProudSponsors #TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork...
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Tupu Aotearoa- Supporting Pacific People to grow in the Waikato Region

We are proud to be an official provider in delivering the Tupu Aotearoa Program within the Waikato Region. This program, formerly known as Pacific Employment Support Services (PESS) by the Ministry of Pacific Peoples (MPP) assist young Pacific people between the ages of 15 to 39 into meaningful employment and/or further educational pathways. This program includes but is not limited to upskilling and training, coaching and mentoring, getting certified and licenses, gaining career advice, building confidence, interview preparation,...
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