Northern News : October 26th 2011
6 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 26, 2011 NEWS BUSINESS LAW Dennis McBrearty Lawyer & Director Business is tight but not dead! See Dennis for up-to -date advice on buying or selling or your new lease. The Meridian 93 Kerikeri Road Kerikeri 09 407 7099 www.lawnorth.co.nz 3646016AO Home D cor At Clearance Prices Vases, wall art, lamps, mirrors, throws, occasional furniture and much more! by the Warehouse, Waipapa T: 09 407 9270 Mon-Fri 10-5pm Sat & Sun 10-2pm easy living homestore RUTH GRANT FINANCIAL SERVICES • Business & Personal Insurance Solutions • Mortgage Planning Phone 09 407 8125 021 285 8759 email@example.com www.herinsurance.co.nz 4126346AA Building Careers Day Have you considered becoming a professional in the building industry? The BCITO is holding an information session on Saturday the 5th of November 2011, between 1 and 4pm at 105 Cameron Street, Whangarei All students, parents, teachers and career-seekers are invited to attend. NZ's building boom is just around the corner. There has never been a better time to get into building! No RSVP is required Find out about building trades The Building and Con- struction Industry Train- ing Organisation is hold- ing an information session in Whangarei for those interested in pro- fessions and specialist trades within the build- ing industry. The session will be held at 105 Cameron St, Whangarei between 1pm and 4pm, on the Novem- ber 5. School leavers, pa- rents, teachers and any- one else interested are invited to talk to training advisers about the indus- try and the career opportunities on the hor- izon. The organisation be- lieves the number of qualified building profes- sionals needs to nearly double to keep pace with increasing demand, and those in the industry will be well-placed to benefit from growth. Organisation chief ex- ecutive, Ruma Karai- tiana, says New Zea- land's building industry has been in a bust period for a few years now, but that's all about to change. With leaky-building remediation, pent-up demand and rebuilding in Christchurch, the industry will be busier than ever.'' He says there has never been a better time to start a career in the industry. There will be oppor- tunity for all types of trades, including build- ing, masonry, concreting, plastering and tiling to name a few. The BCITO offers qualifications in these sectors, including the National Certificate in Carpentry, which can be completed direct from school through an apprenticeship pro- gramme. Free post for groups Around 4000 community groups throughout New Zealand will benefit this year from free postage- included envelopes which are being given to them by New Zealand Post as part of its Community Post scheme -- including 242 organisations in the North- land region. New Zealand Post supports projects which encourage literacy and education, those which promote health and well- being, or those which involve businesses working together to benefit com- munities. While not all requests could be met, nearly 38,000 of the postage-included envelopes will be given free of charge to Northland community projects. Carpentry students nail project Practical result: NorthTec students working on their own house project in Kaitaia. For the first time, students on the National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) at Kaitaia's NorthTec Learning Centre are working on their own community house build- ing project. Tutors Steve Rameka and Murray Smith say it is the ninth house to be built by the carpentry students over the past six years, but the first to be built off site. He said the four-bedroom house is being constructed north-west of Kaitaia and is a key component for the student's practical element of the National Certificate in Carpentry. Back in July, 13 students started building the house at Weber Place. Nearing com- pletion, the students are now eager to finish off the first house they have been involved in building, to high standards. So far, the students have kept to schedule, having com- pleted the foundations, frames, wall cladding, roof- ing, the carport, doors and the windows of the house. Steve believes the project is adding to students' essential life skills. Even the basics, such as turning up to work on time, was having a desired effect on their development and can-do attitudes. We aren't teaching speed, this will come with time when they are employed in the industry,'' Steve said. At the moment we are teaching basic carpentry skills and techniques, so that potential employers will have an apprentice that has at least got the basics right and is able to take instructions on the first day of work.'' Steve said that working on the project was something tangible'' that the students would be able to use as evi- dence of previous work experience to a prospective employer. This practical experience is the most pleasing part of the course for them, which backs up the theory they have learnt during the year. They are able to go and put all of that into practice.'' If the National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) inter- ests you or you would like to enrol in any of the other trades NorthTec offer includ- ing a new entry-level Certifi- cate in Elementary Construc- tion, find out more by visiting www.northtec.info. Building a better career Nailed it: Five Northland College students have graduated from a carpentry course. They are Julian Paraha, DJ Nelson, Vaka Hemaloto, Josh Sutton and John Hastings. Proud parents attended the graduation ceremony, which they described as ''awesome'', on October 4, Thanks were also extended to Max Cochrane and Taha Kapa who had the task of teaching the boys the skills they have learned.
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