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Last chance to vote for your school!

Last chance to vote for your school!

Voting in the annual BCITO Build-Ability Challenge closes this week.

Teams from nineteen schools across the country have spent the past few months designing, building, and decorating playhouses.

Over the past two weeks the public has been voting online to find the People’s Choice Award while judges have been given the hard task of selecting the supreme winner.

“The calibre of work in this year’s Build-Ability Challenge has been outstanding,” says BCITO Chief Executive Warwick Quinn.

“We’re excited to see which region’s school will triumph.”

It’s not too late to get final votes in before the polls close on 9 September. People can vote online at

The winners will be announced on 12 September.

The challenge is part of the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation’s strategy to meet the growing need for apprentices. BCITO currently has a record 10,000 apprentices in training but still needs more if New Zealand is to keep up with the demand for housing.

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The schools competing in the 2016 BCITO Build-Ability Challenge are:

Awatapu CollegeMatamata CollegeSouth Westland Area School
Cromwell CollegeNelson CollegeWaitara High School
Dannevirke High SchoolOtahuhu CollegeWaiuku College
Feilding High SchoolPalmerston North Boys' High SchoolWanganui City College
Hornby High SchoolQueen Charlotte CollegeWhangaparaoa College
Howick CollegeRaglan Area School
Lytton High SchoolRosehill College


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