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Q: Do plants in my office improve staff
productivity and feeling of wellbeing?
A: International research has proven that
the introduction of plants in the workplace
environment increases productivity by up to
12% and attentiveness by up to 27%, which
benefits the personal wellbeing of staff and
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business can enjoy the benefits plants offer
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"Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat......."
Yes, it's that time of year again, and this is when good
planning makes the day go so much more smoothly.
It's time to find the favourite family recipes, decide who's
cooking what, and then start organising the ingredients.
Yes, Bin Inn has all that's necessary, but you need to get the
quantities sorted, weighed up and soaking. Everyone has a
different theory about that, some soak the fruit for up to six
weeks, others make the cake but leave it to stand for up to
a month. I usually soak my fruit mince too. To save time, you
could have all your ingredients mixed ready to go when the
fruit is ready. Pastry for pies could be waiting in the freezer.
When making your own, think about making some single
portions (in Texas muffin pans) for anyone on their own
as a small cake can be too much to manage. Some of the
nicest presents can be homemade treats, such as pickles,
chutneys, or home baking, nicely gift wrapped.
Perhaps think about cookies cut into shapes for the Xmas
tree. Planning it all is half the fun, and makes it exciting for
all the family, plus removing any stress on the big day.
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Clever workers: A total of 18 employees at Golden Bay
Cement are being recognised for achieving a variety of
NZQA national certificate awards, ranging from level 2 to
5. Recently 16 of the staff were presented their
certificates by Whangarei MP Phil Heatley, second from
left, Golden Bay Cement general manager Michelle
Creagh and extractives industry training organisation
(EXITO) training adviser Peter Henson, absent.
chef and co-owner
Brenton Low is
basking in glory after
being named NZ
Chef of the Year by
the judges from
Cuisine magazine in
its annual NZ
Restaurant of the
Year awards. The
restaurant on Kamo
Rd was also named
runner-up for the
of the Year award.
Fully funded: Shaun Dean, left, and Jordan Davies have
each won a fully funded scholarship as part of the State
Apprenticeship and Management Training Scheme. Both
Shaun and Jordan will complete a vehicle repair
apprenticeship; Shaun specialising in refinishing while
working at Rowsells Collision Repair and Jordan
specialising in collision repair while working at Imperial
Panelbeaters. State pays all fees and course-related
costs for the apprentices as they study towards a National
Pleasant surprise: Franchising newcomers Carl and
Rhonda Compaan have been named Fastway Couriers'
Regional Franchisee of the Year at the company's
excellence awards. Carl, who runs the Northland
franchise alongside his wife Rhonda, says it was ''quite
a surprise'' to win the award after joining Fastway Couriers
in mid-2011. Carl and Rhonda, who are based in
Whangarei, sponsor sporting clubs, transport wounded
animals for the Native Bird Recovery Centre and play an
active role in the Northland Chamber of Commerce.
Welcome to our Milestones feature. You're all wel-
come to contribute.
It might be a birthday, graduation, baptism, birth,
the start of a new business, wedding or anniversary
or just something you -- or a family member, work
colleague or friend -- are proud to have done.
Send your photos with names, dates and details to
firstname.lastname@example.org or post to The Editor,
Whangarei Leader, PO Box 433, Whangarei. Be sure
to include a daytime phone number in case we have
a question and if you have a photo make sure it is
emailed in its original size on the camera.
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