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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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“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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  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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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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“Laughter in Business” Tofiga Fepulea’i Network Event

What an awesome night to network and learn some great business tips at Waikato Pacific Business Networks event “Laughter in Business” with Tofiga Fepulea’i. We also heard from Ray Allen, Co-founder of The Food Company, Wintec and Tofiga himself. Key messages that were explored and discussed were: 1. The importance of great work ethics and not giving up when the going gets tough. 2. Find your purpose or “why”, set achievable goals and work to accomplishing them. 3. Surround yourself with the right people and advisors but make...
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Spiritual Sister’s Event- Embrace, Encourage and Empower

This event marks the 1 Year Anniversary for the Spiritual Sister’s blog, created by Ala Tyrell, a fast-growing community driven towards embracing, encouraging and empowering women in their spiritual relationships and wellbeing. This unique event shares the inspiring stories of women from diverse backgrounds, their struggles and how they overcame these struggles to achieve their personal goals through their spiritual pathway. Not only are these women relatable to a variety of today’s women, the event also includes Guest Speaker and our...
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Backing Our Community: Breast Cancer Awareness

Great to get behind and support our local fundraising groups to spread awareness for Breast Cancer. Supporting one of many groups, the Waikato Pacific Business women gathered to hold a Pink Ladies Breakfast in support of Breast Cancer Awareness week, with all proceeds going towards the Cancer Society. As a Company with continued interest in social and local issues, it was great to connect with like-minded people and listen to guest speaker Puapii Daniels-Ngatae, a breast cancer survivor share her story and how together, we can achieve...
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