Career Development Association of New Zealand


Ezine Number 10

Number 10, Autumn 2011

2011 started at a frenetic pace. Things to do, places to go, the important and the urgent. Instantly, Christchurch and Japan changed this paradigm. Relationships and living day to day are now the only foci for many. Within this new context, putting out an Ezine could be considered trite. But we all know that communication plays a critical part in healing and being responsive to the needs of others.

So Christchurch is a significant focus of the Autumn Ezine, with contributions from two Christchurch members. We also look at other issues on the career horizon around the country.

Arron Perriam paints us a picture of Christchurch now and moving forward, while Vicki Summerfield shares her personal reflections on being prepared. Julie Crawley puts forward her wealth of experience in working with uncertainty and provides some excellent links to consider.

The President’s report is followed by information from Career Services and ACC. The Department of Labour have provided information around health and safety and employment relation issues in relation to Christchurch. Changes to the Holiday Act, Trial Periods and Mininimum Wages information here. Once you have read all the changes on the legislation take the Myth Buster Quiz. Then it’s time for news from the branches and the latest about Capable Auckland.

How can we individually and collectively give voice? LinkedIn provides one solution that CDANZ has now seized. Pat Cody shares his experiences to date and challenges others to dance with this way of communicating.

Did you know that if you write an article for the Ezine and it is accepted, it counts for five hours of your annual professional development requirement for membership? We have a dynamic profession with dynamic members and it would be great to have a greater proportion of this Ezine’s content driven by our members.

The deadline for submissions to the 2011 Winter Ezine is 26 June 2011. Email your articles to