Today is the International Day of Older Persons! It's an important day for everyone to recognize and say thank you to older people for their amazing contributions to the world, from mentoring and volunteering, to sharing experience, being in paid work and much more.
To acknowledge the occasion, we have just released our October SuperSeniors Newsletter, you can read it here: bit.ly...
The day is also special as it marks the start of the WHO’s Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020 to 2030, you can find out more about it here: bit.ly...
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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Dunedin needs a new rubbish dump, and residents will get to have their say on the proposed site.
The Dunedin City Council (DCC) is proposing a new landfill at Smooth Hill, 28 kilometres southwest of the city near Brighton, to replace the current dump at Green Island, which is nearing the end of its life.
The move has raised the ire of some Brighton residents, who fear it may have negative effects on the surrounding area, particularly waterways.
Those opposed now have another chance to have their say, with the Otago Regional Council confirming it has decided to publicly notify the city council's consent application for the new landfill.
Photo: Ōtokia Creek in Brighton, Dunedin, is downstream from a proposed new landfill.