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Max People Update - Hold Your Head High

Max People Update 19th June

A couple of words

Mmmm........3 new cases this week, with the possibility that it may have been passed to others. Bit of a blow but it has happened so let's take it as a reminder that covid is still out there. Hopefully we will tighten things up, learn from our mistakes and continue on in the right direction.
There is an increased community spirit, waterways have cleared up and there has been a huge focus and acknowledgement of essential workers. These are just a few of the positives to come out of the last couple of months. The company has become stronger during this time, looking at future opportunities in order to grow.
Hold your heads high guys and gals for you have helped New Zealand get to where we are today.
Proud of you all!


Many of us would think the handshake is the usual way to greet people.  A few places around the world have a different approach.

Stick out your tongue

Blame this greeting tradition on a really bad king. It all began with monks, who would stick out their tongues to show that they came in peace—and weren’t the reincarnation of a cruel 9th-century king named Lang Darma, who was known for having a black tongue. Needless to say, the greeting caught on.

Bump noses
Qatar, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates

Want to demonstrate that you view a potential business contact as a peer? Forget shaking hands; instead, bring your nose in for a few friendly taps. Just remember: Sniffing isn’t part of the equation. 

Clap your hands
Zimbabwe and Mozambique

There’s something kind of nice about applause as part of a hello, isn’t there? In Zimbabwe, the clapping of hands comes after folks shake in a call and answer style—the first person claps once, and the second person twice, in response. Just be careful how you slap those palms together. Men clap with fingers and palms aligned, and women with their hands at an angle. In northern Mozambique, people also clap, but three times before they say “moni” (hello). 

Sniff faces
Greenland and Tuvalu (Oceania)

There’s nothing quite like the smell of someone you love . . . or someone you’ve just met. In Greenland, kunik, the Inuit tradition of placing your nose and upper lip against someone’s cheek or forehead and sniffing, is limited to very close relationships. But on the South Pacific island of Tuvalu, pressing cheeks together and taking a deep breath is still part of a traditional Polynesian welcome for visitors.

Revere your elders
Asia and Africa

Throughout Asia and Africa, honouring your elders is a given. This means greeting seniors and older folks before younger people and always using culture-specific titles and terms of respect upon first meeting. In the Philippines, locals have a particularly unique way of showing their reverence. They take an older person’s hand and press it gently to their foreheads. In India, locals touch older people’s feet as a show of respect. In Liberia, as well as among members of the Yoruba people in Nigeria, young people drop to one or both knees to honour their elders.


Who would have known........

Earwax is actually a type of sweat!
Cats have fewer toes on their back paws
Ancient Egyptians used dead mice to ease toothaches
Every minute you shed over 30,000 dead skin cells
Scotland has 421 words for “snow”
Some people have an extra bone in their knee (and it's getting more common)
On average you fart enough in one day to fill a party balloon
Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia
Children's medicine once contained morphine
Irish bars used to be closed on St. Patrick’s Day
Star Trek's Scotty stormed the beach at Normandy

The office

As normal if you have any changes in your circumstances or you have queries,  you can contact our office team by calling or emailing:
Recruitment team
Nick 021 246 1537
Lila 021 141 9118
Denise for payroll payroll@maxpeople.co.nz

The final word

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ~ Buddha

Doesn't mean you don't learn from the past, or plan for the future, but there's no need to fret yourself that things weren't as they were, aren't as they are, or might be worse. Simply to LIVE without giving yourself those headaches, and therefore to have the free consciousness to be able to perceive what is, to be grateful and be happy.

Kia Kaha e Aku Hoa