51 days ago

Father and son graduate together

Competenz

Another great story!
Southland father and son, Robert and Bobby Baird have recently received their forestry qualifications, proving you are never too old to learn.

While Robert has practical experience gained during four decades in the bush, he says vocational training like the qualification he has just done is helping keep people safe.

Competenz assessor Neville Muir worked with Bairds throughout their training programme.

“Bobby is very driven to succeed and very organised. He’s also very keen to continue upskilling his crew and there are a lot of different certificates still to do,” he says.

While Bobby is his boss at work, Robert turns back into ‘dad’ at the end of the day. “I give him a hand during the day when he’s got a lot of work on. We have a great relationship and it’s a magic thing to be able to do to work with your son.”

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Volunteers wanted for NZ Blood Service

Kathy Twydle-McDonald from NZ Blood Service - Hutt Valley

NZ Blood Service is looking for people who are interested in volunteering at our new mobile blood drive in Avalon. Volunteers will be responsible for serving refreshments and making sure our blood donors are well looked after. Training and support is provided.
There are currently opportunities for both morning and afternoon shifts on Thursdays and Fridays, from mid-November.
For further information, please contact Kathy on the below details:
Katherine.Twydle-McDonald@nzblood.co.nz or 027 552 5174.

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Lower Hutt – your river city

Hutt City Council

RiverLink is a partnership between Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency working together with our Mana Whenua partners – Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika.

We’re working collaboratively to deliver three separate but interdependent projects: flood protection, revitalising Lower Hutt’s central city, and Melling transport improvements.
Find out more

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