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NZ tradesmen wanted in Paris

Date: 29 July 2009

NZ tradesmen wanted in Paris

Pauline Hampshire has lived in France for 20 years, but when she wanted to renovate her 3 storey house in Chevreuse, in South West Paris, she decided she wanted a Kiwi tradesman. “I grew up in Tauranga, and my husband is from there, so we know that Kiwis have such a great work ethic, which is very different to France. Tradespeople here can do good work when pushed, but can be very unreliable and hard to manage”.

“When I found on the internet last night, I thought this will be a great way of finding a crew of tradespeople with the different skills we need. We know that a lot of Kiwis love to travel, and thought this would give some Kiwi tradespeople keen for an overseas experience a great opportunity. We will give them accommodation, pay them, and if they do a great job and finish on time, we will throw in a two week tour of France. We heard there were tradespeople looking for work in NZ, so hope that this will be a win win” said Pauline. “It seems to be generating quite a bit of interest, within a couple of hours of listing my job on Builderscrack I had already spoken to two Tauranga builders, and six others were looking to make contact”. director Keith Roberts said “We were surprised to see someone from Paris looking for quotes from Kiwi tradespeople, so I called to check that this was genuine and was pleased to find that it was. This will be a great opportunity for several of the tradesmen registered on, and is evidence that Kiwi tradesmen stack up well against their global peers”.

Pauline’s job can be seen at

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