After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate. In the space of a few short months, school leaver Stuart Martin joined the company.
“We’d been trying to recruit a young person for a couple of years, says Stainless Machinings owner Brian Lawry. “Competenz provided us with an excellent service and took all the hard work out of finding someone."
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Kia ora neighbours. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is urging North Shore residents to get a Covid-19 test if they are unwell, as concern grows over cases in the area.
“If you are on the North Shore and experiencing any symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated, please do go and get a test."
She added Auckland’s cases were not confined to one part of the region.
“They are across 124 suburbs,” she said, adding that this should pay as a reminder that the Covid-19 restrictions “matter for everyone”.
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Kia ora neighbours. It’s still easy to get a Covid-19 test or vaccination, even over Labour Weekend.
On Friday, the Government announced the Auckland, Waitematā and Counties Manukau DHBs would need to have vaccinated 90 per cent of their eligible populations before the Auckland region can leave lockdown.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is asking residents in New Lynn, Bayswater, Rosedale and Redvale to get tested if they are unwell, due to a concerning number of cases in those areas.
We’ve put together a list of all the vaccine and testing centres that are open for all or part of the long Labour Weekend. Click 'read more' for the list.
We wish you a happy Labour Day weekend 😎!
Keep safe and wear your masks when out and about across Tāmaki Makaurau.
If you do happen to have an accident while getting stuck into some DIY or trying out that new bike, our Northcross clinic is open 8am-8pm and Smales Farm 24/7.