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New champions of rugby in Queenstown

The Wakatipu Rugby Club is in good hands this year with the news that one of Queenstown’s leading construction companies has come on board as its major sponsor. RMBF member Rilean Construction is extending its love of power tools to rugby balls as the number one supporter of the local Queenstown rugby club. The sponsorship includes naming rights to the premier team which will now be known as the Rilean Construction Wakatipu Premiers. Rilean Construction director Stephen McLean says he...
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New technology set to slash commercial energy consumption

New technology set to slash commercial energy consumption

Companies that use large amounts of electricity can slash their energy consumption by 15 to 30% and significantly reduce their carbon footprint with a new technology launched in Australia recently. Warren Ingerson, managing director of Satel Pty Ltd, the Australian distributor of Hypermizer, says the product is the only one of its kind in the world that can deliver such significant power savings. He says traditional energy-saving equipment already on the market is considerably less effecti...
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Couple cop fine for illegal building work

A Manukau couple has been fined $12,000 for carrying out extensive building works without a building consent. Property owners Macsood Hussain and Sudheshni Chetty pleaded guilty at the Manukau District Court to offences under the Building Act. In early 2008 an inspection of the property at Christmas Road, Manurewa, revealed extensive building works under way. However, the owners had never applied to the council for consent for the works. The unconsented building additions involved the exc...
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Solid Plastering Master Class a huge success

Solid Plastering Master Class a huge success

It took 18 months of planning but thanks to the help of some key sponsors the BCITO was able to hold a Solid Plastering Master Class in February this year. The course, held in Wellington, enabled 10 eager apprentices to learn the art of running mouldings from four elder statesmen in the solid plastering trade. The specialist mouldings and decorative side of the solid plastering trade is a specialty area very few people in New Zealand are qualified in any longer, which makes it hard for appre...
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New commercial manager for Hirepool

New commercial manager for Hirepool

National hire equipment company Hirepool has promoted Neil Radley to the position of New Zealand commercial manager, based in Auckland. Hirepool is the cornerstone business in the New Zealand Rental Group, a leading industrial services and distribution operator. Mr Radley has a wealth of experience, having spent 15 years in the hire industry, the last 10 with Hirepool. He was previously Wellington divisional manager where he played a central role in growing business in the region and, most r...
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