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Go ahead given for cathedral demolition

Go ahead given for cathedral demolition

Demolition of the Christ Church Cathedral has been given the go ahead, following a judgement from the Supreme Court dismissing an appeal against an earlier decision legally enabling its destruction. The recent judgement brings an end to months of legal wrangling between campaigners hoping to save the gothic-style church and custodians of the cathedral — the Church Property Trustees. The judgement acknowledged the circumstances giving rise to the application for leave to appeal were of &l...
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Developer signs deals for 245 new homes at Hobsonville Point

AVJennings, development partner to Hobsonville Land Company, has signed new deals to complete a further 245 homes in the fast-growing Buckley Precinct — Hobsonville Point’s first stage.   The latest deals are part of a land release of 245 lots covering Buckley Precinct’s next stage which has already commenced, and is to be completed by July 2014.   The deals were signed with local builders GJ Gardner Homes, Classic Builders and Jalcon Homes, each of whom have alre...
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BCITO apprentice secures top job in Papua New Guinea

BCITO apprentice secures top job in Papua New Guinea

Hawke‘s Bay building apprentice Adam Knott has gone up against 90 applicants from all over the world to secure a role on a high-profile $60 million project with Fletcher South Pacific. Based in Papua New Guinea for two years, Mr Knott, who is only 14 months out of his building apprenticeship through the BCITO, will be supervising the build of a swimming complex for the 2015 South Pacific Games. He says while giving up his life in New Zealand is a big step, this job will be invaluable to ...
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Together as one - building, joinery, decorating and flooring

The BCITO is proud to announce the coming together of three ITOs which will bring the BCITO one step closer to realising the vision of its Board — to create a single construction and infrastructure ITO. Over the past year the BCITO has been in discussions with a number of potential merger partners, culminating in the Joinery Industry Training Organisation (JITO), DecorateNZ/FloorNZ and the BCITO merging to form one ITO under the BCITO banner. The official merger takes place on January 1, ...
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Central North Island apprentice thrilled with second place win

Central North Island apprentice thrilled with second place win

Jonathan Yorke was “stoked” when his name was read out as winning second place at the Registered Master Builders Carters 2013 Apprentice of the Year. The 22-year-old from Palmerston North, who took out first place in the Central North Island region in September, has wanted to pursue a career in building for as long as he can remember. “I wasn’t expecting a national placing at all, it was such a surprise,” he says. “It was a really tough competition. There w...
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