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Published: 27 January, 2021

Moana NZ

Moana New Zealand is extending the application period for Te Pae Tawhiti Kaimoana Enhancement Scholarship by two weeks. We have had an excellent response and wish to extend the application window to allow time for tertiary students returning to study after the break to apply.

Applications are now open via our website and close Friday 5 February 2021.

Download the information booklet to review application criteria and learn more about the programnme, which has been established to honour the long-standing commitment and contribution by Mr Whaimutu Dewes to the Māori fishing industry.

Many thanks for sharing this opportunity.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Ngā mihi,
Steve Tarrant
Chief Executive Officer
Moana New Zealand

Published: 25 January, 2021

ANZ virtual learning - Jan & Feb 2021


Time and date





11am – 12.30pm

Tue 26 January


How to start a business


12pm – 1pm

Wed 27 January



Home buyer’s webinar


11am – 11.45am

Thu 28 January


How to create an effective business plan


 11am – 11.45am

Wed 3 February, &


11am – 11.50am

Thu 4 February




How to manage risk and stay in business – Part one and Part two


 12pm -1pm

Tue 16 February

Property market insights and update. Hear from ANZ’s Sharon Zollner Chief Economist and Glenn Stevenson Head of Mortgages for an informative update on the impact to the New Zealand housing market.


  • A brief overview of 2021 outlook
  • What does RBNZ’s Funding for Lending program mean for home owners, property investors and businesses
  • Interest rates vs house prices.

 12pm – 12.45pm

Wed 17 February


A world of low interest rates

  • History of interest rates
  • Cause of low interest rates
  • Impacts

11am – 11.45am

Thu 18 February

How to create a cash flow forecast


11am – 11.45am

Tue 23 February

Cyber security risks and awareness for business


Published: 25 January, 2021

Senior Business Analyst vacancy at MSD

Senior Business Analyst - Nelson

Date:  21-Jan-2021


Nelson / Tasman, NZ

Ministry of Social Development

Senior Business Analyst – ‘Top of the South’ Region based in Nelson
Permanent, Full Time
Reference: 36088

We are looking for a fantastic Senior Business Analyst to join our dedicated team who work to improve the lives of New Zealanders.

About the role
As a Senior Business Analyst, you will play a key role in influencing the activities across all our Service Delivery areas (Work and Income, Senior Services, Studylink).
You will:
⦁    Initiate and lead new regional support initiatives in the region
⦁    Provide valuable insights and produce data-informed outputs and recommendations
⦁    Extract and analyse internal business data and related external intelligence, to inform the business for continuous improvement, communicating findings to the appropriate regional audience
⦁    Monitor performance to identify business issues and opportunities to management. 
You will be responsible, alongside others, for developing and communicating effective strategies to improve regional performance that enables our MSD regions to achieve or exceed key performance indicators. This includes providing regular and customised reporting, insights and recommendations to the regional leadership. You may lead the development and implementation of new business initiatives and innovation within the region and will ensure these initiatives are linked to national strategies.
In essence, you will be a data story-teller with excellent communication skills - you will need to be able to explain not only what is happening, but the why and the what next.
About you
To be successful in this role you will bring exceptional research and analysis skills, coupled with a demonstrated ability to communicate your findings in ways that are meaningful for your audience.  You will have strong business acumen, reporting and monitoring skills as well as the ability to build and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders – your great people skills will match your solid data skills. You will naturally be highly proficient in spread sheets, macros, statistical and database tools. Experience using SAS analytical software (especially Visual Analytics) and data visualisation software would be an advantage.

We offer a supportive and collegial environment with professional development opportunities and a salary range $64,219 to $88,301 per annum (in line with skills, experience and other factors).

How to apply

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application form and submit your current CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for this role. Your CV and cover letter will be a key part of the assessment process. Please read through the position description and in your cover letter, outline your relevant technical expertise. 


All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any further questions about the role please contact us via email at jobs@msd.govt.nz

Applications close: Monday 8th February 2021 at 11.00pm 


Position Description


Joining us


Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships withMāori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.


If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

Published: 20 January, 2021

Māori Land Court Clinic

Māori Land Court Clinic

When: Thursday 28th January 2021

Time: 10.00am-12.00pm

Where: K.I.T.E, 5 Sutherland Terrace, Blenheim


Come along if you have any queries relating to

  • Successions to whenua Māori
  • Trusts
  • Any other area that you may need support with relating to your whenua
  • We will also be bringing with us information on the changes to our Act, Te Ture Whenua Māori 1993 which come into effect on 6 February 2021
  • We will have two kaimahi available, so feel free to drop in or contact us in advance to organise an appointment


Contact:              Joanna Gordon (Pae Manawa, Te Kooti Whenua Māori Te Waipounamu)


                             021 0232 4133

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