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In this Kōrero Kaipakihi: How do you learn and master a new skill, Chinese business resources and navigating the 6 phases of retirement.

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How do you learn and master a new skill? Check out our recent personal development blog on mastery.

Catching flies with chopsticks (or acquiring mastery)


The ability to learn or master a skill is important in the workplace, but so too is the ability to impart knowledge to others. In this blog we compile some resources for understanding how we learn and transfer skills.

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Chinese business resources

In acknowledgement of NZ Chinese language week, we compiled a blog highlighting some of the many business resources in Chinese languages and English that may help if you do business in a Chinese speaking part of Asia.

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori  - Māori Language Moment offical logo.

Newtown Greengrocer adopts ebike delivery

Newtown Greengrocer, a busy local store on Riddiford Street, is embracing the future with a fresh mode of delivery – electric bike.

Learn more at WCC

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori  - Māori Language Moment offical logo.

Retire Inspired: Navigating the 6 phases of retirement

In your 50’s 60’s or 70’s, 80’s and up? Are you planning ahead, newly retired, or considering fresh possibilities for the future? This phase can be the most creative, productive, and fulfilling part of your life depending on your mindset.

In this workshop we’ll:
- Discuss the 6 phases of retirement.
- Discover ways of finding meaning and purpose.
- Reflect on work and identity.
- Explore ways of strengthening relationships in the community.

Join us to meet new people, share ideas and experiences, and have fun!


About the Facilitator: Dr Angela Robertson is a local author, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator and coach, with more than 40 years’ experience in adult education and community development. In her work with individuals, groups, and communities, she encourages people of all ages to broaden their perspective on ageing, continually expand their horizons, take advantage of the opportunities around them, and channel their energy into activities that matter.

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New books

Good power : leading positive change in our lives, work, and world

by Rometty, Ginni

One of the world's most respected leaders, former IBM CEO Ginni Rometty overcame childhood and financial struggles to embark on a groundbreaking career that took her from entry-level engineer to eight years as the first woman CEO of an iconic global company. Forty years in business and public advocacy taught Rometty the transformative power of leadership that blends authenticity, relationships, and curiosity with vision, rigor, and conviction -- Provided by publisher.

Book cover for Column  text Good power : leading positive change in our lives, work, and world. It's of the author sitting, wearing a black shirt against a seagreen background.

Business news

Podcast reveals SE Asian market insights


For Kiwi businesses looking to export food or beverage into the Southeast and North Asia markets, a new podcast series hosted by Cameron Gordon delivers important food for thought.

Te Reo Maori business network launched - Maori Language Commission


A nationwide business network for companies that actively support te reo Māori has been launched by Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori. All New Zealand businesses are invited to join, Te Hononga Pakihi Reo Māori. Learn more.

COVID-19 and the workplace

Guidance for employees, employers, and businesses around COVID-19 and the workplace. Read the guidance from Employment NZ

Callaghan Innovation launches counselling service for startup founders

Callaghan Innovation has launched a counselling service to support founders whose mental health is suffering due to the significant pressures associated with establishing and growing a startup.

Retail business owners 'falling short on educating themselves about technology'

In this new digital driven world New Zealand retailers continue to lose money and opportunity because of not only their reluctance to invest in technology but more so by their failure to upskill and learn more about the tech driving their businesses-it's no longer something that retailers can simply 'leave to the experts'. Learn more here.

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