The latest edition of Contractor Connect celebrates the achievements and quality of work undertaken by our teams of contractors across the country. There is information on the outstanding efforts that shone through when our teams in Auckland banded together to respond to a very severe weather event in that city. In an exciting initiative, the first Hudson Sellars apprentice scholarship winner is announced while, in a similar vein, there is information on a Gateway Placement agreement with Hasting Boys High School and our head contractor for the East Coast-Hawkes bay area.
Further down the country, our contractors played a major part in a successful family fun day in Mosgiel. This edition further celebrates not just the work of our contractors but the extra effort they out into their communities.
Our summer/autumn edition includes a story about two new recruits from the Philippines who have joined South Auckland subcontractor SW Scaffolding. We also hear from West Coast subbie McKay Contracting who went above and beyond to keep tenants safe and dry during two recent bad weather events.
Welcome to the spring edition of Contractor Connect. We have much to update you on, including the recent policy changes to lead paint removal, and in our Fast Facts section we outline our key achievements for the 2016/17 financial year.
Housing New Zealand salutes the work of Health and Safety Advisor Rachael Te Toko from Spotless, a Health and Safety Practitioner of the Year finalist at the New Zealand workplace Health and Safety Awards 2017.
The introduction of Housing New Zealand’s Warm and Dry Programme last year meant an increased workload for contractors and Housing New Zealand staff alike. But as the experience of this south Auckland family shows, the effort has been worth it.