Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Third UCOL house build project for charity

Third UCOL house build project for charity


For the third year in a row, UCOL Wairarapa Certificate in Carpentry students will construct a three bedroom house under UCOL’s custom-designed covered facility at the Masterton campus.

The previous two house build projects raised an impressive total of $65,000 for local charities.

Built under the watchful supervision of Carpentry lecturer Peter Vanderveen, the wooden framed house will feature an ensuite and ‘lifetime’ design.

The 13 Certificate in Carpentry students have seven months to complete their work on the house before its auction in November. This year the Life Flight Trust and Wairarapa Hospice will receive the profits of the house sale.

Run in conjunction with Mitre 10 MEGA Masterton and the Dugdale Charitable Trust, the UCOL building ventures have become highly valuable community projects with many local and national suppliers showing their support with services and products.

The house build projects are regarded as a real win-win-win situation. “Our trades students get to work on a full scale construction job, local charities get much needed funds and the sponsors and industry partners get a platform to showcase their wares,” says UCOL’s Construction Programme Coordinator Brett Tickner.

“Mitre 10 MEGA Masterton is still our main sponsor,” says Brett. “Every year they are more and more generous with their support.”

The project has also had great responses from local companies ready to help out with discounts or donations of their products and services.

“The house-build is proving to be a great learning outcome for current students and a vehicle to showcase what we can offer here in trades training,” says Brett.

Several of last year’s graduates have found work in the construction industry with two students gaining Builders apprenticeships.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news