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Building a clear path to the future

Building a clear path to the future

The end of the school year is looming and, in the current environment, builders are feeling much more confident about the future. The construction industry needs more school leavers with appropriate skills to begin apprenticeships at the end of this school year. Now is the perfect time to make the commitment of taking on apprentices in order to meet demand and curb an imminent shortage of skilled workers. With so many choices available, it can be a challenge for the kids of today to figure out...
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Apprentices go from strength to strength

Apprentices go from strength to strength

Judging for the regional Registered Master Builders Carters 2014 Apprentice of the Year events is now complete, and judges say the quality of entries is stronger than ever. Central South Island judge Rob Sloan says the entrants’ overall technical knowledge and practical ability is strong. “This year’s apprentices show a real passion for their chosen trade and a thirst for more knowledge and experience. Particularly impressive in the interview was the apprentices’ willin...
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New director joins Master Build Services

Master Build Services Ltd (MBS) is pleased to announce that Wayne Besant, chief executive of AIA New Zealand, will being joining their Board of Directors. Mr Besant’s strong background in insurance and finance is the perfect extension to the MBS Board, whose portfolio of products has developed significantly over the past few years. MBS director Chris Preston says Wayne is a very welcome addition to the Board. “With the new Building Act amendments coming into force in January, our G...
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Subcontractor guarantees to assume greater value

New measures aimed at improving building work done in New Zealand and protecting consumers will reinforce the value of contractors with a quality assurance brand, according to the Electrical Contractors Association of New Zealand (ECANZ). Under changes to the Building Act coming into force in January 2015, builders will be required to have written contracts, provide information on their backgrounds and qualifications, and disclose their insurance and warranty cover for residential building work...
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