Viewing entries posted in 2014.


December 11th, 2014

Save the date: Māori and Pasifika Trades Training launch

The official launch of Māori & Pasifika Trades Training: Auckland will be held on 12 February 2015 from 7am - 9am. Please mark it in your calendar, with details to follow in a formal invitation to be sent...

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BD Doors

November 12th, 2014

Training helps retain employees during turbulent times

For Christchurch based manufacturers B&D Doors, their strong commitment to training has helped boost employee retention and engagement during trying times for the city. “In 2012, we started ‘project commitment’ – a plan to shift our Christchurch based operation...

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Rollforming Services graduates

October 29th, 2014

Training for Competitive Advantage at Rollforming Services

With eight graduates now holding the National Certificate in Competitive Manufacturing Level 2, Auckland-based Rollforming Services have gained a competitive advantage in their trade, thanks to improved processes and methodology implemented by their learners. Since 2013, Competenz has worked with...

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David Eagles

October 28th, 2014

Meet David Eagles

*David Eagles* *Account Manager, Print, Sign, Packaging & Journalism* “It’s not a chore to get up and go to work when you enjoy your job,” says David Eagles, who first entered the printing industry working for a company that...

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Matthew Devlin

October 22nd, 2014

Competenz Print Scholarship 2014 winner announced

Matthew Devlin from Orora Packaging in Wellington has won the Competenz Print Scholarship 2014. This covers the cost of the National Diploma in Print Industry Management, Level 5. “I’m looking forward to studying the behind the scenes aspects of the...

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Letterhead Logo 02 2014

October 21st, 2014

Letterhead 2014

The 'Back to Basics' Letterhead meet is fast approaching and the New Zealand Sign and Display Association (NZSDA) are busy getting things ready for the arrival of all those attending. Eight workshops are planned which will occur over 14...

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Bill Buckley

October 21st, 2014

Iconic Kiwi engineer accepts society honour

Iconic Kiwi engineer Bill Buckley was made a patron of the Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand (MESNZ) in honour of his contribution to engineering and tradesmen. The award was presented at a gathering at Buckley Systems Mt. Wellington...

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Graeme Challis Production Manager Orora Group Christchurch Paula Richards and Steven Jack Competenz Account Manager

October 17th, 2014

First New Zealand Certificate awarded in Packaging

On 1 January 2014, Competenz launched a new suite of training qualifications known as ‘New Zealand Certificates’ across the packaging industry. These certificates replace all ‘National Certificates’.   Last week, Competenz awarded the first ever ‘New Zealand Certificate’ for a...

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Spotswood College students - Mini Moto

October 16th, 2014

Tools4Work Mini Moto Grand Prix 2014

The ninth annual Tools4Work[sitetree_link,id=18] National Secondary Schools Mini Moto Grand Prix took place on 13 to 15 October at Manfeild, Feilding. Up to 300 students from over 20 schools around the country competed. Students actually built the bikes they...

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Supreme winners Millennium Plastics Ltd

October 7th, 2014

Electronic Milk Meter takes 2014 Plastics Industry Supreme Design Award

Millennium Plastics Ltd were awarded the overall Supreme Award at the 2014 Plastics Industry Biennial Design Awards held on Friday 3rd October, for their all-new Waikato Milking Systems Electronic Milk Meter which provides powerful and accurate real-time milking data,...

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