30 days ago

'Women should be in the kitchen': Single mum's challenging road from retail to building

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Queenstown's Jo Stirling was laughed at and ridiculed by male builders when she said she aspired to the trade, but three years into her apprenticeship no-one's laughing any more.

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13 hours ago

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Debbie Jamieson Reporter from Queenstown News

Queenstown's electricity supply is vulnerable, according to local officials.

1 day ago

Get a strong start


We’re helping women take that first step into the trades. Women who have the right kinds of strengths for the trades. Mental strength, determination, endurance, perseverance. Strengths that many women with life experience have.

If you’re thinking of changing career or returning to work, register for The BCITO & Mitre 10 Building Women Night.

You’ll get to chat to women apprentices paving the way, talk to BCITO people about the 15 different trade qualifications, meet employers about future opportunities, or have a crack on the tools for a taste of the trades.

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1 day ago

New blog post: Neighbourly in the news!

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

We love seeing Neighbourly members mentioned in the news - and we've seen a few in the last few months. From a Neighbourly group that has united the masses right through to a neighbourhood who rallied to deliver a 250kg piano to two blind sisters - there is a lot of good going on in Neighbourly communities around the country. You can read about them right here in our latest blog post.