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Pick of the week: New te reo Māori app
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Mahau celebrating te reo Māori in Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Taranaki Whānui, Ngāti Toa and Wellington City Council are excited to launch Mahau, a new Māori language app to celebrate, encourage and share te reo Māori in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

It’s free, easy-to-use and will help locals and visitors to the city get started on their reo journey with phrases created specifically for Wellington City. Mahau will help the beginner with te reo Māori words and pronunciation, as well as provide a substantial list of Wellington destinations and place names. Find out more on Our Wellington.
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a group of builders checking a building plan.
Employee literacy is your business

Employee literacy and numeracy skills impact many factors in the workplace. Recession, Covid-19, productivity, innovation, customer service, competition all mean your employees need the literacy and numeracy skills to help lift your business and deal with new challenges, work practices and technologies.

In this blog, contributed by Literacy Aotearoa, they discuss the importance of literacy in the workplace and how they can support employers with literacy programmes.
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Business magazines via online platforms
Business magazines via online platforms

This blog outlines some of the many business and current awareness magazines freely available through the Library’s online platforms.
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NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion
The latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) suggests that businesses are still feeling downbeat in the September quarter, but they are also starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Rules for GST tax invoices are changing
The Inland Revenue Department is making changes to GST
Some changes came into effect on 30 March 2022. The majority come into effect on 1 April 2023.

New to our collection
Habits of success : what top entrepreneurs routinely do in business and in life

"For the sleeping giants of our workforce pursuing a more productive life, HABITS OF SUCCESS is an anthology illuminating the varieties of choices, habits and strategies that lead to the same goal: success.

As the world resumes from a year and a half of pandemic disruption, we find ourselves wondering what to do next? Should we go back to normal or move forward to better? How do we maximize our time and efforts to find our most successful selves?"
(Adapted from Catalogue)
Habbits of Success book cover
Resources for employers
Interesting articles

a woman looking happy in a business shirt against a brick wall. has released a Mature Workers Toolkit for employers

This toolkit will help you hire, develop and retain mature workers. Its tools and resources include: worksheet to write great job ads, build-your-own policy for on-the-job learning, tips on leading and working with mature staff case studies.

12 Soft Skills You Should Develop to Impress Potential Employers
Employers look for a variety of qualities and traits in job candidates. While you’ll always want to highlight the hard skills that are relevant to the position you’re applying for, there are also soft skills that could help you land a job, even if you’re a little less qualified than the other candidates.
Buying a business? You need to read this first

OPINION: As the global stock market tanks, the property market slows down, and crypto-assets fail to live up to the hype, investors are looking for different ways to grow their finances.
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