It takes the right person with the right attitude to succeed in the trades. Someone with grit, determination and endurance. These are the kinds of strengths that women have and that the industry needs.
Like Sofie Graf-Russell from D&R Decorating Ltd in Queenstown who after four years in hospitality, changed to a career in the trades finally felt “at the place I’m meant to be.”
If you’re a woman interested in the trades, read how local women are doing it or register for The BCITO & Mitre 10 Building Women Night to meet them and employers in person.
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Who wouldn’t want to show up to play in flash shoes like these? Customise a fresh pair of footwear or fancy up some old favourites – while covering up scuff marks – with nothing more than a few Resene testpots, artist’s brushes and a bit of good quality masking tape.
If your kids are little, you can help mask off any of the harder parts – such as around the soles – that you want to keep paint off of and remove laces, if there are any. You can even use this idea to makeover adult shoes that never get worn because the colour doesn’t go with anything.
Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.
Find out how to makeover your shoes
Pressure is mounting on NZSki to reinstate free vehicle access to the Remarkables mountains but the company has no plans to backdown.
NZSki chief executive Paul Anderson said the company considered the $10 summer-time fee it introduced this month as the fairest way of covering the cost of maintaining the road.
Do you think the fee is fair? Read the full story here and tell us your thoughts in the comments below.