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Oaks hotels and resorts enters NZ market

Australian property management group Oaks Hotels & Resorts has crossed the Tasman to launch into New Zealand with the opening of two new properties — Oaks Shores in Queenstown and Oaks on Hobson in Auckland.  Sales and marketing general manager Michael Owens says entering the New Zealand market is an exciting phase for the company. “We opened Oaks Shores in late 2005 and have had a strong response from the New Zealand market,” he says.  “The expansion into...
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Benefits of industry training

To reach a sustainable level of qualifi ed tradespeople, the construction industry needs dedicated employers to train apprentices. A recent Department of Labour survey (Skills in the Labour Market - March 2006) indicated that skill shortages were still prevalent in the construction industry, identifying a shortage of labour as the main constraint for 34% of builders as at December 2005.  Industry training has come a long way from the days of the “time served” apprenticeship. To...
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Benefits of industry training

To reach a sustainable level of qualifi ed tradespeople, the construction industry needs dedicated employers to train apprentices. A recent Department of Labour survey (Skills in the Labour Market - March 2006) indicated that skill shortages were still prevalent in the construction industry, identifying a shortage of labour as the main constraint for 34% of builders as at December 2005.  Industry training has come a long way from the days of the “time served” apprenticeship. To...
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Software designed specifi cally for builders

Databuild for Windows is an all-encompassing estimating, accounting and job control software package designed specifi cally for builders. The Windows-based system is easy to navigate, straight forward for experienced users to follow and very easy for fi rst timers to learn. It offers more features, power and fl exibility than any other comparable software package, and Databuild’s network of support services ensures the user is never on their own.  An enterprise solution that will ser...
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