Signs Your Job Might Be Worth Sticking With…

Finding a job now can be harder than ever, so sticking to the one you have got may be worth while. Here are signs that your current job might be worth staying at. Your boss/company wants to use you to your fullest potential and listens to your suggestions If it matters to your boss when you are under-utilised, that indicates that he/she values you as a person and not just as an employee. A boss who truly listens is a boss you can...

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One Year On
Jan07

One Year On

The one year anniversary since the February earthquake is drawing closer. It struck Canterbury, changing our lives and destroying our CBD. As we begin to rebuild and recover, Kayte John talks industries about the devastating event and how they are moving forward. Michael Turner Canterbury Restaurant Association head and owner of Café Valentino “The February earthquake was a life changing event for many hospitality industry operators....

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Export Growth Is An Economic Necessity
Jan07

Export Growth Is An Economic Necessity

A priority focus of the new Government needs to be on setting a clear, credible strategy to drive growth in the export economy The new Government came to office promising to focus on six areas to achieve its goal to get New Zealand back into surplus by 2014 and deliver a more prosperous New Zealand: debt and the economy, welfare, law and order, education, health, and rebuilding Canterbury. It needs to add a seventh – building up a...

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Keep Your Will Up To Date

Your will should not be a document which you write once and never look at again. As life changes, so your will may need to reflect this. Wills should be reviewed every three to four years, so that you ensure you have included, or in some instances excluded, benefactors. For instance, if a spouse dies or more grandchildren have been born, these are times to take another look at your will to make sure it is a true reflection of the...

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The Perfect Storm
Jan07

The Perfect Storm

The turbulent waters of the 2008 recession seem to be calming, there is optimism in the air that maybe, just maybe, things are getting back to normal. Yet as the Eurozone crisis continues to breach the otherwise calming surface, experts warn the worst may not be over. Weather warning   She describes herself as a roving gypsy, travelling the globe – giving the unaware a heads up about the economic, environmental and energy “perfect...

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Getting Ready For The Rebuild Working Out Worker Accommodation
Jan07

Getting Ready For The Rebuild Working Out Worker Accommodation

By Corazon Miller Two Christchurch women have laid down the ground work for a solution to the city’s looming accommodation crisis. The shaken city’s earthquakes have, among other problems, created a rental shortage crisis, a situation which will only get worse as large numbers of contractors come to Christchurch to assist with the rebuild. Jackie Thomas, along with her business partner Lesley Fulton, foresaw the need for a solution to...

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