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Friday, January 22, 2021

Sparky’s variety of work a powerful motivator

The day-to-day role of an electrician varies and you become skilled in a variety of sectors

Smooth operator: Spotlight on plastering

Plastering, Gib stopping, everything to do with interior systems - we look at what a day in the life of a Plasterer looks like with our latest sector profile.

Solid gold

Jewels, jewels, jewels. Making items which will be treasured for generations - how about goldsmithing?

Built to last

Everything from foundations to roofs, houses to warehouses and all the stuff in between.

Joining forces

Name: Shevonne Evans  Age: 21 Job: BCITO architectural aluminium joinery apprentice City/town: Tokoroa** What does your job entail? Manufacturing aluminium joinery i.e. aluminium windows and doors. How long have you been doing it? Two and a half years.  What attracted you to this...

‘Kids are born scientists’ – Siouxsie Wiles talks STEM and sexism

We've heard plenty about efforts to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics - or STEM - a more diverse space and one that appeals to tomorrow's bright minds. Are they working? Jamie Morton talked to one of our best known role models for science, University of Auckland microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles.

To Infiniti and Formula 1: NZ’s best engineering students wanted

Calling all young Kiwi engineering students - one of the world's top auto manufactures and Formula 1 teams is looking for you.

Plumbing the perfect career change for new graduate

From pulling pints to unblocking pipes, Halley Edgar has no regrets about giving up her bartending job to study to become a plumber. Nor is she phased about being a female in a male-dominated industry.

Carpentry apprentices invited to challenge for NZCB title

Calling all carpentry apprentices: Here's your chance to win a $50,000 prize pack!

The trade advantage

There is a high expectation to attend university these days – but is it for everyone? And is the money better in a trade? By Lawrence Watt


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...