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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The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.
The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
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Rotary Club of Rangiora
ALEX MURRAY EDUCATION AWARD 2021
The Rotary Club of Rangiora awards a grant each year in memory of a former member, Alex Murray, to assist a young person about to leave school to undertake further training at an education centre, polytechnic or university.
The grant, to a value of $5000, will be awarded to a young person living in either the Waimakariri or Hurunui Districts. The grant is to assist with course costs and/or study materials (excluding accommodation costs) over the first two years of tertiary study.
We are calling for applications for this grant for study to be commenced in 2022.
The application form may be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
Applications will close on Thursday 18th November 2021.