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BCITO: Building New Zealanders who build New Zealand

BCITO: Building New Zealanders who build New Zealand

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation consistently supports employers and apprentices to help set even higher standards within the industry, and to provide access to advanced training programmes as a path towards professional success. Chief executive Ruma Karaitiana says the BCITO Board has set aside specific funds in its reserves for various grants and scholarships. “While our core function is training apprentices, the BCITO is also interested in ways we can contr...
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Northland apprentice thrilled with second place

Northland apprentice thrilled with second place

Kyran Vaniperen from Coastal Homes was “stoked” when his name was announced as the second winner in the Registered Master Builders Carters 2014 Apprentice of the Year. The 25-year-old from Mangonui, who placed first in the Northland Region, says he was pleased with the result, particularly as he was one of the few apprentices in the competition who wasn’t qualified. He says it was a workmate who had placed third in the national event a few years back, and his BCITO training a...
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PSL Construction takes out Supreme Award for third time

PSL Construction takes out Supreme Award for third time

Phil Leach from PSL Construction was “taken aback” when he heard his name read out as the winner of the Supreme Award for the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year. He says although PSL has won the Supreme Award twice previously, it’s hard to know where you stand until the results are announced. “Winning the Supreme Award this year was completely unexpected, but it is confirmation that we continue to produce good quality work,” he says. “It&rsqu...
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Devonport home transformed into a Supreme Award-winning success

Devonport home transformed into a Supreme Award-winning success

Mike Jamieson of Absolute Building Services was “absolutely stoked” when he heard their name read out as the winner of the Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000 and the Supreme Award for Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year. Mr Jamieson says the team was pretty surprised it won due to the tough competition, despite the fact that Absolute Building Services Ltd were up for two awards in the same category. He says teamwork is what made this renovation ...
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Trial-consenting process gets big tick from Christchurch construction company

Trial-consenting process gets big tick from Christchurch construction company

Armitage Williams Construction’s latest project — the PwC Centre — recently received a building consent in 10 days thanks to a new Christchurch City Council consenting process. The council is piloting a new scheme that aims to reduce the current delays commonly experienced under the existing process. Under the existing consenting process consenting can take anywhere up to six months. Armitage Williams director Ben Harrow says the pilot provided a streamlined, efficient proce...
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