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Entries now open for Apprentice of the Year

Entries now open for Apprentice of the Year

Apprentices are being encouraged to claim their share of more than $100,000 worth of prizes, by taking part in the Registered Master Builders Carters 2013 Apprentice of the Year. Entries are now open for the competition, which provides a chance for carpentry apprentices to be recognised for their talent, skill and drive. RMBF chief executive Warwick Quinn says those who enter have the potential to go a long way in the industry. “Entering Apprentice of the Year is a great way to show you...
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Winner poses himself a new challenge

Winner poses himself a new challenge

Mark Haimes of Haimes Building Ltd was “thrilled” when his Taupo home was read out as the winner of the Master Build Services New Homes $250,000 - $350,000 category in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2012 House of the Year. Haimes Building Ltd is well versed when it comes to House of the Year, winning five national titles since 2004, but in 2012 Mark set himself a new challenge. “Although we have been entering House of the Year for many years, we have never entered...
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Small team stoked with their win

Small team stoked with their win

Andrew Klein of Klein Builders Ltd believes the biggest business advantages of taking part and succeeding in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2012 House of the Year are the exposure gained and the morale boost for his team. Klein Builders Ltd took out the PlaceMakers Renovation Award up to $250,000 for a home in Taupo, and Mr Klein says the reward of being part of the House of the Year competition is invaluable. “Winning this award was reassurance that we are doing things right...
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Too early to predict sustained uplift

The RMBF says the latest building consent figures indicate a pick-up in activity, predominantly in Canterbury and Auckland. Statistics New Zealand figures show 1559 new homes and apartment building consents issued for March 2012, a 43% increase on March 2011. RMBF chief executive Warwick Quinn says 2011 saw the lowest level of building activity since records began in 1965, and was one of the toughest years in living memory, with a little over 13,500 new home consents issued. Mr Quinn says a ke...
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