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ITM steps in as long-term V8 sponsor

New Zealand’s largest annual sporting event, the V8 Supercar street race in Hamilton, will be sponsored by ITM for the next three years.   The event, set for 16-18 April next year, will be known as the ITM 400.   The announcement is an exciting development for the New Zealand sole round of the V8 Supercar Championship that has attracted 300,000 fans in the first two years.   “To secure a naming sponsor of this significance provides increased commercial credibilit...
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Waikato RMBA helps hydrotherapy fund raising

Waikato RMBA helps hydrotherapy fund raising

The Waikato Registered Master Builders Association believes in supporting the local community, and recently raised nearly $600 for the Hamilton Hydrotherapy Pool Charitable Trust at its annual golf tournament recently The Trust is aiming to raise $1.2m to construct a purpose-built hydrotherapy pool located at Waterworld in Te Rapa. Hydrotherapy is exercise in water that is heated to 33-35˚C to help people regain or maintain physical function and strength. It also has positive psychologica...
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Waikato RMBA presents 2009 memorial cup

Waikato RMBA presents 2009 memorial cup

The Waikato Registered Master Builders Association was proud to present the Ian Gillett Memorial Cup to its top Waikato Master Builders Apprentice for 2009 recently. The recipient of the award was Alex van de Wetering, employed by Livingstone. The cup recognises excellence in an up-and-coming Registered Master Builders Apprentice. Alex also placed second in the recent Apprentice of the Year competition for the Waikato region. His employer, Livingstone site manager Neville Davy, describe...
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World body promotes global steel programme

Living Steel, a worldwide, collaborative programme designed to stimulate innovative and responsible housing design and construction was launched in February 2005 by the World Steel Association.   The programme was developed to help address the unprecedented pressure on infrastructure, communities and the quality of people’s lives stemming from growing urban populations.   Funded through the contributions of the world’s leading steel manufacturers, the full members of Li...
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Book documents steel architecture worldwide

Houses of Steel, the latest publication from Living Steel, captures the quality and inventiveness of entrants into the prestigious Living Steel International Architecture Competition that has run internationally over the past three years.   The competition aims to stimulate the use of steel in sustainable housing, through inspiring architects to address the urgent need for sustainable urban housing.   Documenting the only architecture competition of its kind, Houses of Steel is a c...
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Building his way to the top

Building his way to the top

Nelson carpentry apprentice Shayne Dickenson was over the moon to take out second place in the Registered Master Builders 2009 Apprentice of the Year, in association with Carters.    Shayne, 20, was presented with his award at the national final of the competition in Wellington recently by Minister for Building and Construction Maurice Williamson.   Shayne knew he was interested in a career in building when he left school and enrolled in a building course at the Nelson Marlbor...
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'Masterpieces' take out Supreme Awards

'Masterpieces' take out Supreme Awards

A “masterpiece” of a new home in Auckland’s eastern suburbs and an innovative aquatic centre in Queenstown have taken out the supreme awards at the Registered Master Builders 2009 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with PlaceMakers.   Minister for Building and Construction Maurice Williamson was guest of honour at the black tie gala dinner held in Auckland recently, attended by more than 600 builders and industry leaders.   The 200...
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