Kapi-Mana News : October 9th 2012
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Johnsonville builder Emmanuel Angus hopes his second place certifi- cate from the Registered Master- builders Apprentice of the Year com- petition will attract business when he starts his own company. The 21-year-old completed his car- pentry training over four-and-a-half years, working 18 months in Whitby with Matt Sharp Builders. Matt was really good at showing me the ropes. He had done the apprenticeship awards thing himself, a few years back,'' Mr Angus said. He said he was very pleased to have his work recognised. The awards show that you have drive and willingness to take that next step and push yourself.'' Applicants were graded on their knowledge of building theory, as well as their practical work on a specific job site, Mr Angus said. My application included work on an interesting garage alteration. There was a problem with the plans -- we couldn't work off them. But I got it done and made it work. It was a great one to show them, because it showed initiative.'' He said the awards night, on Sept- ember 21 at the Amora Hotel, was quite an event'' and he was pleased he entered. I would have been kicking myself later if I hadn't, I knew that.'' He takes away a new handtool kit and cordless drill for his efforts. Mr Angus, who started building after finishing year 11, said he rates the apprenticeship scheme, especially for some school leavers. I had a really easy transition into building. It felt really natural going into it. I'd like to build myself up a bit,'' he said. I am moving myself toward being self-employed, and starting my own business.'' Wellington region's first-placed apprentice was Adam Knott of Mack- ersey Construction. President of PSA a local By JAMES GREENLAND He's a local, he's passionate, he knows what he wants to achieve -- and now he represents thou- sands of New Zealand workers. Titahi Bay man Mike Tana has been elected president of the Public Service Association, New Zealand's largest union, which represents more than 58,000 state sector workers. Mr Tana, a senior biosecurity adviser with the Ministry for Primary Industries, will divide time between his day job and responsibilities demanded by his new position. Mr Tana has called Titahi Bay home since 2005. He lives with his wife Toni and their four young children. Mr Tana has been a PSA member since 2003, working for nine years as a workplace and sector union delegate. At first I thought, you'd have to be mad to take on such a role'. But slowly and surely I got into the mindset that I had the skills and the passion, I should put my name forward. The nominees were a past president, a current member of the executive, and little old me. It would have been great with any of the three candidates chosen as president, but to my delight, I was chosen.'' Mr Tana says he has always been passionate about fairness and equality at work, and he believes job cuts are the biggest issue facing public sector workers. "The heart and lungs are slowly being ripped out of the public service.''
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