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 […]
November 30, 2016

MSD Earthquake Package

An earthquake support package is now in place via the Ministry of Social Development  for Wellington to assist businesses affected by temporary closure as a result […]
October 8, 2016

Industry Awards 2016 – Winners Announced

The 2016 Industry Awards took place on Sunday 13 November at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. Read all about it and see the list of winners here […]