This is a New Zealand success story about a national brand that was built from small beginnings and a belief that older people have earned the right to respect and dignity in their retirement years.
“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” - James Humes
Te Puni Kokiri has evolved from the initial signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the forming of The Protectorate Department which eventually morphed into the Department of Native Affairs which became the Department of Maori Affairs. From 1840 until today there have been many name changes and many different goals, some more worthy than others. Although history is significant and important, the difference is the vision of today and the focus now.
Whether it's their first or second week back at the coal-face, the team have hit the ground running. Chatting with consultants in both Wellington and Auckland the theme is pretty similar; it certainly seems that all specialties are busy with a number of roles either active, in the pipeline or both.
You want your CV noticed by recruiters and prospective employers for all the right reasons so go that extra mile to cut out the grammatical errors, spelling errors and a few other 'pet peeves' that just won't endear your CV to any of the people you are hoping to impress.
April 2014 brought the dawn of a new 'Affordable Housing' policy that spelt not only the end of Housing New Zealand's 'House For Life' policy but also a new age and attitude in terms of how housing will be allocated and by whom. The old system was, in its attempt to give aid and assistance, simply entrenching individuals, families and generations in a cycle of poverty that gave no opportunity to move away from dependence on state housing.