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NZ Army Honoured With Institute Of Building Award

14 August 2006

New Zealand Army Honoured With Institute Of Building Award

New Zealand Army Engineers constructing a bridge in Iraq 2004

The New Zealand Army was honoured by the New Zealand Institute of Building at the Industry Awards Dinner held in Auckland on Friday 11 August 2006.

The award was the first of its kind in New Zealand and was presented to the Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers in recognition of their efforts in the field of humanitarian and development construction, particularly in East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan and the South West Pacific.

The award was accepted by Lieutenant Keri Anderson and Captain Neville Mosley on behalf of the Royal New Zealand Engineers. Both Lt Anderson and Captain Mosley have led construction teams in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Chief of Army, Major General Lou Gardiner, commended the Engineers; "The Engineers are a vital asset to the New Zealand Army and the humanitarian work they conduct overseas makes a real difference to people affected by unrest and hardship. To be recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Building for this work has shown New Zealand that the Army Engineers are at the top of their profession"

The New Zealand Institute of Building holds an annual ceremony and function known as the NZIOB Awards for Excellence in the Building Professions. These awards are for individuals or teams who have excelled, pushed the boundaries and achieved some exceptional accomplishments above and beyond the norm. he awards are recognised as the highest achievable in the New Zealand Building Industry for personal endeavour.

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