June 20, 2017

HITO Special General Meeting and Opening of New Office

Please join us on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at 5:30pm to celebrate the official opening of our new offices in Wellington. The event will begin with a […]
May 20, 2017

2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards finalists

Tuesday 2 May 2017, Sydney: More than 300 of the industry’s most influential names in hair from across Australia and New Zealand gathered at the new […]
April 13, 2017

2017 Kitomba NZARH Business Awards

We’re excited to announce that the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards are back for 2017! The Business Awards are all about recognising the best in the industry, […]
March 29, 2017

Calling all experienced barbers and hairdressers

Are you ready to get qualified? If you’ve got plenty of experience, but you don’t hold a New Zealand qualification, HITO can help. Our Qualification by […]
February 3, 2017

Minimum Wage Increase for 2017

The Government announced on 24 January 2017 that the minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 on 1 April 2017. The starting-out and training […]
January 19, 2017

HITO is hiring!

Are you passionate about barbering, beauty, and hairdressing? Do you want to make sure the hair and beauty industries get the training they need? Then come […]
January 19, 2017

Brad Markham: Hairdressers say ‘It’s not OK’

Check out the below article by Brad Markham, journalist at the Taranaki Daily News, and with comment from Executive Committee member Natasha King. More details about […]
December 23, 2016

New pathways to gain hairdressing and barbering qualifications

As you may have heard at one of HITO’s stakeholder meetings, NZQA have been concerned about the low numbers of hairdressing and barbering trainees achieving a […]
December 16, 2016

Do you have staff on work visas ready to apply for residency?

HITO has a quick process to help your staff convert their experience and international qualifications into a Level 4 New Zealand qualification. Holding a Level 4 […]

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