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Attending CoLiberate’s mental health course

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Attending CoLiberate’s mental health course

Katie Wright July 10, 2019

A few weeks ago I was approached with the opportunity to attend CoLiberate’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course. Since getting into tech in 2015, I have noticed that mental health seems to be a pretty open and…

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Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Reflections on my trip to Vanuatu

Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Reflections on my trip to Vanuatu

Breccan McLeod-Lundy June 27, 2019

Following on from my posts about my trip on the Pacific Mission, and reflections on my time in Solomon Islands, below I’ve shared some thoughts from my time in Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a very different experience…

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Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Reflections on my trip to Solomon Islands

Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Reflections on my trip to Solomon Islands

Breccan McLeod-Lundy June 19, 2019

Following on from my previous post about the Pacific Mission I thought I’d share some of the highlights and learnings from my time in the Solomon Islands. I’ve also written up a post about my time…

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Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Pacific Mission to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Breccan Mcleod-Lundy

Pacific Mission to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

Breccan McLeod-Lundy June 16, 2019

The week before last I was part of the New Zealand mission to Melanesia visiting Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Both countries are major targets of the New Zealand Aid Programme, with New Zealand involvement and support in areas ranging from…

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Kim Partridge

Minister Parker visits Ackama

Kim Partridge

Minister Parker visits Ackama

Kim Partridge May 29, 2019

On the 15th May 2019 Hon David Parker, Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Economic Development, Environment, and Associate Minister for Finance, and the Attorney-General, visited the Ackama office. Our CEO, Breccan McLeod-Lundy, talked with Minister Parker about…

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Gabrielle Young

Remote working, very remotely

Gabrielle Young

Remote working, very remotely

Gabrielle Young April 18, 2019

I had an amazing week working remotely from Great Barrier Island, although I was severely infected by the “Barrier Bug”: Symptoms include: A subtle but incessant sense of peacefulness and wellbeing, a loss of memory concerning responsibilities back on…

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Gabrielle Young

Women in Data Science Wellington 2019

Gabrielle Young

Women in Data Science Wellington 2019

Gabrielle Young March 12, 2019

The 2019 Women in Data Science (WIDS) conference was fascinating, inspiring, and overwhelming. I think that this is the intrinsic nature of data science at the moment – as Liz MacPherson, the Chief Executive of Statistics NZ…

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Kim Partridge

Ackama Group welcomes Simon Julian to its board

Kim Partridge

Ackama Group welcomes Simon Julian to its board

Kim Partridge March 4, 2019

The Ackama Group is pleased to announce the addition of Simon Julian to its board. Simon is an experienced and energetic Startup CoFounder, Executive and Company Director. He is a proven leader in organisation design and management,…

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Cameron Hopkinson

Interning at Ackama

Cameron Hopkinson

Interning at Ackama

Cameron Hopkinson March 3, 2019

I worked at Ackama as an intern between November 2018 and March 2019. In that time I worked on an internally used Rails app that was built to help manage requests for purchases by Ackama employees. Below is a little…

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Things to consider when looking for a junior development role

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Things to consider when looking for a junior development role

Dylan Chong March 3, 2019

So you’re a growing junior developer, the University’s summer break is coming up and you’re looking for a new development job for some necessary upskilling. Maybe you have had an internship already and you’re looking for someplace new. I’ve been…

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