Central Otago carpenters in short supply

Many Central Otago building companies are struggling to find skilled carpenters for residential construction projects in Central Otago.Also, the supply of trained builders is not keeping pace with demand, New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Otago regional president Sacha Gray says. He said while the shortage of skilled carpenters might be exacerbated by the future demand

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Thank you Employers for using Wanaka Jobs!

The weathers cooling down now across Central Otago, and so we turn from the outdoors to inside to concentrate on updating our wee non-profit job site. Hopefully you will see some new features in the very near future that will benefit your next hire including: Applications available via LinkedIn and Facebook Easy Registration with Social

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Dread-full deed to help mother

A Dunedin man is to shave a hairstyle a decade in the making in a bid to extend his mother’s life. Chef Chris Millar, of Kaikorai Valley, started growing his dreadlocks about 10 years ago. The 30-year-old has booked to get his matty hair shaved off next month in a bid to extend the life

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Maintaining workforce high priority

Wanaka agricultural contractor Richard Woodhead believes more needs to be done to encourage school leavers into the industry as the existing workforce ages.He is also concerned about the industry’s ability to find experienced staff, especially during peak season, and would like to see overseas tourist drivers be made more aware of the skills required to

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Hotel provides site for ‘& Bar’

The Speight’s bar that sailed from Dunedin to London for the 2007 Rugby World Cup has a new home. The bar, officially known as the Speight’s ”& Bar”, is being set up out the back of the Luggate Hotel, near Wanaka. Made up of two 12m shipping containers and designed in the style of the

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Charity golf funds for hospice trust

The 15th annual Hirepool Charity Golf Classic tees off at the Wanaka Golf Club this Friday, and a public auction at the conclusion of the tournament on Sunday afternoon will raise funds for the Upper Clutha Hospice Trust. Tournament organiser Bill Hore said 54 teams of four had entered the tournament this year, 46 of

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Dine by Donation next month

Two world-class chefs will be collaborating for one night in Wanaka to raise money for a local youth trust early next month. Wanaka organic chef Lucas Parkinson will be cooking alongside internationally acclaimed three-hatted Auckland chef Michael Meredith at ODE restaurant at the first Dine by Donation event in Wanaka. Dine by Donation was the

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Wanaka building consents boom

Wanaka’s building boom is set to continue, creating job opportunities in the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s building consent processing and inspection teams. There were 712 total building consents issued for Wanaka in 2017, at an estimated value of $258 million, according to council data released to Stuff on February 28. That’s a 45.6 per cent

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