Business

  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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First Shovel hits the ground for the ‘Renovations of four Pacific Churches’ Project in Hamilton

From top left to bottom right: Hamilton Samoan Methodist Church, the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa, the Westside Presbyterian Church, and the Wesleyan Church of Tonga. In response to COVID19, the Provincial Growth Fund released funds for the Renovations of the Pacific churches and Marae’s across the regions. The purpose behind the funds was to create much needed employment for displaced peoples, to support Maori, Pacific and local businesses in the regions and to give back to our communities. After much consultation...
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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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“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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  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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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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Celebrating our Villa Maria 10 Year Anniversary

What an honor and privilege to have celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary with Villa Maria. When Alignz Recruitment first branched out to Auckland in 2007, Villa Maria was one of our first Clients, and it is amazing to still be servicing and working with them today in supplying temporary workers. What an experience to celebrate with a seven course meal at Lillius Restaurant, with amazing food, company and speeches. May you continue to grow and prosper, and that our relationship stays strong with another 10 more years to come. Happy...
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