Nau mai! Haere mai ki Ringa Hora!

Giving industries greater leadership and voice across vocational education

He rau hinengaro e tūtuki ai ngā moemoeā
He rau ringaringa e oti ai te mahi
He rau manawa e hīkina ai te oranga tangata
Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai tātou katoa

Kei ngā mana, kei ngā reo, kei ngā pari kārangaranga, nei rā te reo o mihi ki a koutou katoa kua hou mai ki te pae ipurangi o Ringa Hora.  Harikoa ana mātou i tō taenga mai. Nau mai, haere mai rā.

Culinary Koha Hospitality project

Ringa Hora has been working on a project to reform the way the competence of culinary practitioners in Aotearoa New Zealand is recognised and assessed.

We have produced a number of qualification and skill standard drafts and have linked samples of these for you to review and consider.

Please give us feedback (positive or negative) by Friday 6th October 2023.

Our vision is:

Skills for life, wherever they take you

Nau mai! Haere mai! Welcome to Ringa Hora. We are a values based, people-centred organisation that serves Aotearoa by responding to the current and future workforce needs of the Service sector.

We give effect to our vision by:

  • Setting standards, developing qualifications and shaping vocational education to align with our industries needs
  • Ensuring appropriate vocational education programmes are being offered
  • Providing investment advice on behalf of our industries to inform and advise areas of need.

Welcome! We look forward to working together. Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te tangata. Our collective contributions are to support the journey of our people.

Who we serve


people employed by the Service sector in 2021 – over one-third of all workers in New Zealand.


per year to New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the Service sector, or just over 30% of the total GDP.


Service sector businesses in New Zealand, representing around half of all businesses in the country.

Most businesses within the Services sector are small businesses employing, on average, three people.