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In this Kōrero Kaipakihi: Managing change, author talks and new books!

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Managing Change

Change is a constant and businesses undergo change for many different and often complex reasons. What matters is how it’s handled by staff and leaders.  Our change management blog compiles some resources to help you through turbulent times.

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McKinsey on Books : Author talks (3)

Global management consultancy McKinsey and Company provides an online series called Author Talks presenting interviews with authors of newly published business books.

In today’s blog we continue our series of linking some of these interviews with the books available in the Wellington City Libraries collection.

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Local Business

Congratulations go to Zealandia – recently recognised as the best tourism operation in NZ

World-leading ecosanctuary Zealandia takes top prize at NZ Tourism Awards.
Wellington’s ecosanctuary Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne has been named the top tourism operation in Aotearoa New Zealand, winning the prestigious Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award.

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Consumer magazines at the library

Wellington City Libraries’ subscribe to Consumer magazine, and a set of reference copies are held at Te Awe. Just ask at the front desk. You can find out which branches hold copies here.

New books

10 steps to successful social networking for business

by Hartley, Darin E

"Whether you run a solo consulting practice or a worldwide enterprise, you likely use some form of social networking to connect your customer base to the services or products you offer. This book offers you a step-by-step plan to use the advantages of social networking to build brand and customer loyalty and to share organizational knowledge." (Adapted from catalogue)

Business networking, the survival guide: how to make networking less about stress and more about success

by Kintish, Will

Business Networking - The Survival Guide helps you overcome all your fears and concerns. Start navigating the networking jungle like an expert as you build your confidence, raise your profile, create new connections, strengthen your support network and open up exciting new opportunities.

Effective networking - both in person and online - has never been more vital. This indispensable, friendly guide will take you step by step through the whole process. (Adapted from catalogue)

Business news

Tapuwae Roa brings pakihi Māori aspirations to life


In a move to grow the number of Māori startups in Aotearoa, Tapuwae Roa has launched today a series of regional wānanga to support rakahinonga Māori (entrepreneurs) in bringing their business ideas to life. Learn more.

Innovation Nation: Afirmo app aims to be first stop for Kiwi businesses


Afirmo, an innovative, cohesive Software as a service (SaaS) app, is making small business ownership and success more attainable for thousands of people in New Zealand, regardless of business background and skill set. Learn more.

$198 Million Dollars Lost To Scams In The Last Year

Just under $200 million dollars was lost to scams over the last year according to 11 of New Zealand’s largest financial institutions. The figure has been released as MBIE launches Fraud Awareness Week 2023. Learn more.

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