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CornerStone News - December 08

The latest drop in the Official Cash Rate brings some relief for the people in the street. Another drop in the price of petrol at the pump, has allowed us to feel that we may be able to get moving again. But we know this is not all. The rates in Europe are around 3%. Why are we still at 5%? Many people will breathe a sigh of relief, but more relief is expected before confidence is back.

The Real Estate Institute have released figures that are showing we have started to find that this summer has seen an unexpected rise in the price of housing in some areas of NZ, and that overall, the drop in sales has not been as big as forecasted.

With that in mind, it is interesting to note, that some speculators are already out there picking up the bargains.

And to top it off, the new National government is working overtime trying to push through some of the changes they had promised to the New Zealand voters.

The weather forecasts will also have us believe that this is going to be a long hot summer. Great news.
Tip for this summer: Wear some sunscreen.
My shoulders are already peeling, so I may have to follow that advice myself.
Based on the latest figures and forecasts, it looks like it will still be a Merry Christmas.
So, to all our readers and your families , from Alf and Ruth at CornerStone Recruitment have a relaxed and enjoyable Christmas, and a great start to the New Year.


24/12/2008 08:00am – 12:00noon
25/12/2008 Closed
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05/01/2009 08:00am – 04:30pm

Alf Stowers 021 657 227 and Ruth Stowers 027 696 5473


As we prepare for the Christmas and New Year holiday period, we breathe a collective sigh of relief at completing another year. But we also begin looking at what took place this year, and an annual review takes place. Some of you will want to start 2009 with a change, and you will begin to look at the opportunities that await you in the New Year.

With that in mind, you need to be prepare yourself. You need to ensure that you are ready if that opportunity presents, and you want to be able to take it. If you are looking to change roles in the new year, email Ruth and ask her to forward to you the Top 5 List


December 2008 brings more changes. We find that as we tend to wind down for Christmas, outside influences bring to bear a rush for the end of the year. The retail sector juggles with the thought that they need to be ready for a rush, and the need to keep costs in check. But to be able to meet an increase in demand, they will need to loosen the purse strings. How to manage this is what will make the difference to a successful or substandard 12/08 period.

There are some of the key measures available. For a copy of the 7 Key Measures for 12/8 email Ruth Stowers.

To enquire about any of the candidates we have below, either email or call Alf Stowers on 09 634 0574 for more information.

Business Development Manager:

An experienced sales professional who is back in NZ after stints working and living in Australia and the UK. Successful business development for large multi national companies. Motivated and keen. Double degree in marketing and science. Call or email for more information

Project Coordinator:

Aaron is a highly experienced project coordinator who has worked with local government, national and multi national companies. Aaron has completed his latest project ahead of schedule and is ready for his next assignment. Key deliverables in the following areas: Financials, Meeting facilitation, Documentation,Project Workbook, Project Schedule, Presentations, engagements/communications and Reporting. Call or email for more information

Personal Assistant:

Tania loves being a PA and is looking for a position based ideally in South Auckland or the Eastern suburbs. She also brings great HR experience with the ability to assist with Immigration issues. Tania also has extensive experience in the manufacturing, corporate and local government arenas. Call or email for more information.