Connexis Chair Brian Warren honoured with CCNZ lifetime award

benstevens News, Our People

Congratulations to our Board Chair Brian Warren, whose contribution to civil construction was recognised at the 42nd Civil Contractors New Zealand Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards on Friday night (30 July). Brian received a National Life Membership to Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ). Connexis Chief Executive Kaarin Gaukrodger says Brian’s award was well-deserved and a reflection of the positive impact he …

Connexis CE congratulates Competenz as it becomes the first TITO to transition into Te Pūkenga

benstevens News, Our People, RoVE

Competenz’s transition into Te Pūkenga today has been applauded by Kaarin Gaukrodger, the Chief Executive of fellow Transitional Industry Training Organisation (TITO) Connexis. Kaarin says Competenz has paved the way for the other “first movers”, including Connexis and BCITO who will transition on 1 September and 4 October respectively. “This is an historic moment and we wish Competenz all the …

Young leaders and top training initiatives shine at civil construction awards

benstevens Civil, News, Our People

Courageous young leaders and top training initiatives have been recognised at the Z Energy People Awards and Connexis Civil Industry Training Awards, held on Friday 30 July in Wellington. Hundreds of people from across the civil construction industry attended the prestigious awards, which were presented at Te Papa Tongarewa as part of The Contractors Conference, New Zealand’s premier civil construction …

Connexis transition plan approved by TEC

Diana Blake News, Our People, RoVE

Connexis has been given the green light to transfer its core functions into other entities as part of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE). Connexis Chief Executive Kaarin Gaukrodger says there was widespread confidence, from within the organisation, the industry and TEC, that the transition plan puts Infrastructure in the best position to benefit from the reforms. “It provides for …

eNews April 2021

Connexis eNews, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Our People, RoVE

Kia ora koutou, Much is changing around us as the once-in-a-generation Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) reaches its zenith this year.  When change arrives it often appears to be inconvenient timing, even when it is addressing issues that we have long searched for better solutions for. This year we are faced with significant changes to industry training, coinciding with unprecedented …

Taking the hard road – Kat Kaiwai

Diana Blake Civil, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Our People

The highlight of Katareina Kaiwai’s four-year journey to achieve her Civil Infrastructure Apprenticeship was getting it finished.  That is not to say that Kat, who now runs her own roading firm, Tairāwhiti Contractors, did not enjoy her training. In fact, one of the first things she did after completing her Apprenticeship was to ask her Connexis Customer Service Account Manager (CSAM) what qualification she could do next.  However, she says it was only once she got to the end of her training that she …

A close up on the new CE – Kaarin Gaukrodger

Prue Feely eNews, News, Our People

At the end of last year, we were happy to have our new CE, Kaarin Gaukrodger, take up the reins. After six years at Connexis in a variety of senior management roles, Kaarin is perfectly placed to lead the company and the infrastructure industry, through this period of transition as the government continues to roll out its vocational education reforms. Over …

Lockdown Time Converted to Study Time

Prue Feely Civil, News, Our People, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Civil infrastructure trainees around the country put the recent Level 4 lockdown hours to good use hitting the books and studying toward their apprenticeships. Lateisha Jeeves, Fulton Hogan Whangarei and Quaid Leech, Extreme Earthmoving Ltd in Auckland, switched their study from the workplace to home making the most of the lockdown hours. Lateisha is part of Fulton Hogan’s road maintenance …

September eNews

Prue Feely Civil, Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, Our People, Telco, Water

With spring upon us, it’s shaping up to be a very busy few months for Connexis and all our stakeholders. There are two big events coming up that I’d love to see you at. First up is the Annual Connection on the 24-26 September. For the first year our Industry Showcase event will be held at Hawkes Bay and we are also welcoming …

PRESS RELEASE: Girls with Hi-Vis® opens doors to 350 potential new staff

Chloe Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, Our People, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Pictured: Attendees at the Meridian Energy Girls with Hi-Vis® event in Wellington Wellington 3 July 2018:  More than 350 women throughout the country took the opportunity to experience the Infrastructure Industry ‘hands on’ in June. The annual Girls with Hi-Vis® (GWHV) initiative saw companies in the Civil, Energy, Telecommunication and 3Waters industries open their doors for a day, specifically to …