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More jobs are in the pipeline as infrastructure development continues to boom and construction companies juggle existing work and new projects.
Theo, a Kiwi farm boy from Matamata who was “bred to hate Auckland”, met city girl Sereen from Birmingham on his OE in London, where they worked at the same engineering company.
After years of being stuck inside for work, Christchurch man Rory Kennett wanted “a real outdoor job”.

On the tools

Palmy boy Callum Bryson has obviously found his true calling in the construction industry. The 25-year-old was recently crowned the winner of the Registered Master Builders Carters Apprentice of the Year 2016.
The day-to-day role of an electrician varies and you become skilled in a variety of sectors
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 line of work? I wasn’t sure...
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.
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