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Contractor Connect - Spring 2017

Published: 30 November 2017

A quarterly update for our head contractors and their subbies.

Trust your instincts

Recent home visits by contractors working for Programmed Facility Management (PFM) quickly became emergency situations. Looking back, it’s clear to see the actions taken by our contractors helped to save the lives of two elderly tenants. Read more...

Angela PearceHello from the Editor

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. Read more...

Nick Osborne on the jobFrom South Africa to the south

With a trades shortage in the south, Dunedin Housing Maintenance Contractors (DHMC) had been advertising locally for a carpenter with little success. Read more...



Lead-based paintSteps to take when removing flaky paint that may contain lead

To ensure the health and safety of contractors and our tenants, Housing New Zealand issued the HS-214 Paint Containing Lead policy on 5 September 2017. Read more...

Home safelyHome safely

Spencer Henshaw is collaborating with WorkSafe NZ to appeal to their Pacific (exterior painting and decorating) contractors through a new health and safety initiative called Puataunofo Come Home Safely. Read more...

Lock Services apprentice Hamish receiving his certificateUnlocking potential

Giving people, both young and old, a career pathway into the growing world of locksmithing is the aim of Auckland Lock Services. Read more...



PBMS team and tenantTeam effort houses mum of two

Just three months ago Natasha Purea was boarding with a friend, hoping that someday soon she would have a home for her two kids. Read more...



Gearing up for ChristmasGearing up for Christmas giving

Our PBMC contractors and trades recognise that Christmas is a time when many of our families in HNZ homes do it tough, and they look for ways to help out. Read more...



Scoring high with health and safety

Congratulations to Responsive Maintenance Limited and Dunedin Housing Maintenance Contractors Ltd, who have shown significant increases in their recently completed Impac PREQUAL scores.

  • Responsive Maintenance Limited – 40% increase
  • Dunedin Housing Maintenance Contractors Ltd – 23% increase

Well done to all those involved!

Housing New Zealand fast facts

2016/17 – our performance at a glance. In our last edition, we mentioned our next issue would include some of our key results for the last financial year. Read more...

Finishing with a flourish

As you know, we end every issue of Contractor Connect on a high note. Here’s just a small sampling of the positive feedback received by our Customer Support Centre about work recently done by our maintenance contractors. Read more...


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