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Sione Tonga profile

August 17th, 2016

Unexpected career inspires print graduate to become award-winning success

Working in the print industry was an unexpected career for Sione Taueli Tonga, but he knew immediately that this was where he wanted to be. The 33-year-old married father of three started at Auckland-based printing company Stratex NZ as...

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Sione Tonga web

June 17th, 2016

Pride in Print Awards: celebrating the print industry’s up-and-coming talent

The Pride in Print Awards – celebrating excellence in the print industry – recognised some of New Zealand’s outstanding print apprentices in 2015. The awards, which took place last month at the SkyCity Convention Centre, had five semi-finalists in...

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Print awards Faanu

March 18th, 2016

Celebrating talent in the print industry

Competenz print apprentices were recognised for their outstanding work at the Auckland Print Graduation last week. The graduation was hosted by PrintNZ and celebrated learners who have recently completed various print qualifications. It was a double celebration for six...

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CZ awards

February 12th, 2016

Celebrating success with the team from Smudge Signs

The Competenz People Awards, recognising employees who’ve made an outstanding contribution to the business, were presented at the end of last year with the help from Smudge Signs based in Onehunga, Auckland. The team at Smudge designed and made...

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Getting the best from your investment in training an apprentice

December 18th, 2015

Companies share their views on getting the best from an apprenticeship

New Competenz research, which summarises the views of 180 employers, has identified practical ways companies can gain the greatest return on their investment in an apprenticeship: a skilled, productive employee who adds value as soon as possible, and stays...

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Elaine Clark web

December 17th, 2015

Journalism learner tackles Diploma head on

Working to a deadline is nothing new for Gisborne Herald Sub-editor Elaine Marie Clark who recently completed the National Diploma in Applied Journalism (Level 6). “The course was well worth completing. It confirmed to me what I already knew,...

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Print Scholarship winner

December 17th, 2015

Top Queenstown printer wins national Competenz Print Scholarship

A win for Queenstown printer Martin Douglas in the 2015 Competenz Print Scholarship shows that trade skills and training in the Queenstown Lakes District are up there with the best in the country. Martin is embarking on his...

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Grant Alsop

December 2nd, 2015

Welcome Grant Alsop, our new account manager in the print, packing, signmaking, and journalism (PPSJ) team

The Competenz team welcomes our new account manager for the PPSJ team, Grant Alsop. Grant started with us in late October and joins us from Aarque Group where he was an account manager in commercial print for the...

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Health and Safety web

October 16th, 2015

Getting ready for the new health and safety law

New Zealand’s new health and safety law, which comes in force on 4 April 2016, makes everyone involved in a workplace responsible for keeping others safe, sets clear standards of care, defines the activities businesses need to carry out...

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Print Scholarship web

September 14th, 2015

Applications open for the National Diploma in Print Industry Management (Level 5) Scholarship

Looking to take your print and packaging training to the next level? Applications are now open for the Competenz Scholarship towards the National Diploma in Print Industry Management (Level 5) to start in 2016. The diploma is a nationally...

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