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  • Silver lining

    NZTalent: Start with skills but end with qualified

    The open letter signed this week by 100 companies has been applauded by the industry training organisation for the nation’s booming service sectors, ServiceIQ. But it wants a postscript.

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    Waitangi Treaty Grounds make history by winning major tourism award

    The Waitangi Treaty Grounds won the prestigious ServiceIQ Visitor Experience Award at the 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards held in Christchurch last night. 

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    Supreme Service wins Supreme Award for Service Station Rising Star

    Abbin Peter from Z Energy in Christchurch has won the coveted ServiceIQ Up & Coming Retailer Award at the country’s 2017 Top Shop Awards held in Auckland last night.

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    ServiceIQ Industry Training Award Winners

    The 2017 Got A Trade? Got It Made! Industry Training Awards, held at Parliament last night, showcased inspiring young people driven to make a big difference in their industry.

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  • Minister launches roadmaps

    Minister launches “stunning” Service Sector Regional Plans

    Ten regions around the country now have Roadmaps and Plans for their service sectors, with four more on the way, thanks to industry training organisation ServiceIQ.

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    Army Apprentice Chef wins major battle at New Zealand’s culinary awards

    All that army training that taught him to remain calm under pressure must have helped up-coming chef Nicholas Todd to emerge victorious as the winner of the prestigious ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef 2017 competition, held at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland last Sunday.

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    Who will taste success?

    Finalists Announced for ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef 2017 Competition. From Auckland to Queenstown, eight great young chefs will feel the heat of the competition kitchen when they battle it out to win the coveted title of ServiceIQ Champion Apprentice Chef of the Year at the NZ Hospitality Championships in Auckland on Sunday 30 July.

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  • Wharekauhau

    Top chef Marc Soper of Wharekauhau Country Estate to judge New Zealand’s top care home cuisine

    Marc Soper is used to creating sensational dishes for high-paying guests at the luxury Wharekauhau Country Estate in Wairarapa. Now, the multi-award winning executive chef, who was also crowned Chef of the Capital in both 2015 and 2016, is going to bring his...

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    At Your Service Aotearoa – A Manifesto

    Meeting the labour and skill needs of the wellbeing sector.

    The service sector is a large and important part of the New Zealand economy, fostering significant employment and wealth opportunities.
    The sector accounts for 29% of New Zealand employment – nearly 600,000 people.

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  • No excuses FREE training

    No excuses! FREE training for gaming staff offered by ServiceIQ

    To help ensure safer gaming throughout New Zealand, ServiceIQ, Industry Training Organisation for the hospitality industry, together with Clubs New Zealand, is making its online training course free for staff working in bars and clubs that offer gaming. Please note: this was a time-limited offer and is no longer available.

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