Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Finalists Go Through to September Awards

Media Release

FOR RELEASE AUGUST 14, 2013

Finalists Go Through to September Awards

A stellar line up of judges representing the forest and wood industry completed the judging this week for the 2013 National Training Awards. The finalists have been selected from a total of 55 entries, which included 10 entered in the Trainee of the Year Furniture category where the nominee constructed a piece of furniture as their entry. These pieces will be displayed at the Wood Expo which is happening the two days prior to the Awards at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre.

The finalists selected for the 12 categories represent the best of the best and will all go through to the Awards dinner being held September 13 in Rotorua. They signify an extensive spread of key industry players from the bottom of the south island to the top of the north island.

The judges gave an all round thumbs up on the calibre of the finalists and suggested that the furniture company nominations well exceeded the standard of last year's entries and were a reassurance that training in the forestry, wood and manufacturing industry was crucial to maintain a risk free environment with high quality outcomes.

Tickets have been selling well for the awards dinner as companies look to support the apprentices that are the future of the industry. Tickets are on sale online and organisers encourage people to get their tickets well before the closing date to avoid disappointment.

“It’s a great opportunity to support own trainees and the industry and see the talent coming out of  New Zealand’s forest and wood industry companies” says Competenz General Manager Rachel Hopkins.

The award winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on September 13 and will be released to the media at midnight Friday September 13. 

AWARD CATEGORY FINALISTS

·         Modern Apprentice of the Year – Forestry – sponsored by STIHL
Lawrence Rehutai                   : UBQ Limited, Tokoroa
Vincent Collins                        : C3, Picton
Cameron Gunn                       : GJ Sole Transport Ltd, New Plymouth

·         Modern Apprentice of the Year – Wood Manufacturing – sponsored by Competenz
Glen King                                : Taranakipine, New Plymouth
Jamie Robertson                    : Waverley Sawmills, Waverley
Joshua Pendeigh                    : Southern Cross Forest Products Ltd, Mosgiel

·         Modern Apprentice of the Year – Furniture – sponsored by Mirotone
Jason Michie                           : Naturally Wood, Auckland
Joel Garrick                             : Finishers Touch, New Plymouth
Jakob Walker                          : INNATURE Ltd, Auckland

·         Trainee of the Year – Forestry – sponsored by STIHL
Nukumai Jensen                     : Raywood Contracting, Gisborne
Nathan Taylor                          : Wood Contracting, Brightwater
John Strachan                         : Johnson Forestry Services, Dunedin

·         Trainee of the Year – Wood Manufacturing – sponsored by Juken NZ Ltd
Sandy Russell                         : Carter Holt Harvey, Whangarei
Matthew Shaw                        : CHH Pulp & Paper Kinleith, Tokoroa
Hemana Waaka                      : CHH Woodproducts NZ, Kawarau
Lisa Tregurtha                         : Kiwi Lumber, Danniverke

·         Trainee of the Year – Furniture – sponsored by Milwaukee
Chad Butson                           : Otago Furniture
Jason Michie                           : Naturally Wood
Alex Rau                                  : Molloy Furniture

·         Training Company of the Year – Forestry – sponsored by Rayonier Matariki
Steve Yeoman                        : Volcanic Plateau Logging Limited, Taupo
Gary & Marija Dalziel              : Kimberly Contractors, Gisborne
Raymond McDougall              : Mangoihe Logging, Whangarei

·         Training Company of the Year – Wood Manufacturing – sponsored by Skellerup
Juken New Zealand (Wairarapa) Ltd, Masterton
CHH Woodproducts NZ, Whangarei Mill, Whangarei
Northpine Limited, Whangarei

·         Training Company of the Year – Furniture – sponsored by Competenz
Sealy NZ, Auckland
Central Joinery, Auckland

·         Outstanding Business Performance through People Development - sponsored by Juken NZ Ltd
Grant Kumeroa                       : Taranakipine
Bruce Larsen                          : Northpine Limited
Juken New Zealand (Wairarapa)

·         Competenz Training Leader of the Year - sponsored by STIHL
Adrian Greig                            : Juken New Zealand (Wairarapa) Ltd, Masterton
Les Bak                                   : Nelson Forests Limited, Nelson
Paul Carpenter                        : Woodwise Ltd, Rotorua

·         Health & Safety Initiative - sponsored by ACC
Michelle Harris                        : Carter Holt Harvey Pulp, Paper & Packaging, South Waikato
Kelvin Diack                            : Raywood Contracting, Gisborne
Mike Alexander                        : Fast Harvesting Limited, Tokoroa

Tickets are available on line at MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "www.fitec.org.nz" claiming to be http://www.competenz.org.nz/awards/
Full Price $150
Table (10) $1350                     * All ticket prices are inclusive GST

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

    This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry... In response to questions on the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, the Prime Minister said he didn't think allowing National MPs a conscience vote was warranted. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news