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RMBA Conference has something for all

RMBA Conference has something for all

The Registered Master Builders Association Conference 2015 will be held at the Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre in Hamilton on June 2-5. This year’s conference is themed “Lest We Forget”, and features as the main guest speaker Bill (Willie) Apiata, a recipient of the Victoria Cross (VC) for New Zealand. Corporal Apiata was part of a New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) Troop in Afghanistan in 2004 that was attacked by about 20 enemy fighters while camped for th...
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Waikato Master Builders help rebuild local SPCA

Waikato Master Builders help rebuild local SPCA

In 2013 Waikato Master Builders executive became aware of the desperate plight of the Waikato SPCA. Due to council expansion at the SPCA headquarters, the organisation has had to find a new home, both for its educational purposes but, more importantly, for the homeless and abused animals they rescue. The Waikato Animal Welfare Foundation was formed, and bare land was purchased in Te Rapa. The planned purpose-built facility is estimated to cost around $2 million to build. This is the situation...
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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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