When Robert Mayhead says he's ready for a new challenge, he doesn’t think small! A relative newcomer to QRS, the automotive engineer has in the first instance joined the team to manage the workshop that takes care of the company's large machinery. But that's just the start: as time goes on, Rob will oversee the design and construction of a new workshop.
Having started work at QRS straight out of Wairoa College, Arnold Smith already has nearly seven years of service as a labourer under his belt . . . and he's only 24.
When we caught up with QRS project supervisor Aaron Munro he was anxiously waiting for a new digger to arrive from Auckland. “Not sure where it is…must be walking it from Auckland!” jokes the good-natured father of four.
Quality Roading and Services (QRS) has started the year by securing $29 million in contracts around Hawkes Bay and the East Coast.
DON'T be fooled by the air of calm that surrounds Quality Roading and Services staffers Nick Murray and Phillip Tipu . . . in their decades on the job, they've seen a bit of drama!
Looking after the environmental challenges associated with landfills and recycling are key components of waste management and it needs a company with a greater level of expertise to do it, says Quality Roading and Services (QRS) chief executive Nigel Pollock.
Machine operator Tui Paikea delicately opened and poured a bottle of beer with a five-and-a-half tonne digger to take first place in this month’s regional advanced excavator operator competition.
A 30-tonne excavator and a 40-tonne dump truck, as well as smaller civil contracting machinery, come under the hammer at an extraordinary Quality Roading and Services (QRS) auction this week.
A robust turnaround in fortune saw revenue at Quality Roading and Services up by $2.4 million to $15.8 million, the company’s latest accounts reveal.
AS an accountant Karen Burger is used to watching the pennies but there are times when she loves to loosen the purse strings.
WITH weeks of bad weather behind them and their first big event due on Thursday, the guardians of Wairoa's new Mountain Bike Park called for help from one of their staunchest supporters . . . Quality Roading and Services.
Camaraderie and common sense saw an estimated 1000 cubic meters of slip material with at least half covering the main Lake Waikaremoana road safely removed by Quality Roading and Services last month.
Dividing his time between work sites and the office Paul Eaglesome says he has the best job in the world. “My job is to make sure everyone gets home safely at the end of the day and you can't get better than that,” he says.
Peter Wairau doesn’t really have a word to describe a big chunk of the work he does at QRS. The health and safety, and training manager, part of his role is easy to describe, but there’s a whole other job he does too. “I guess you could call it a communicator,” says Peter, who is Ngāi Tahu, Rongomaiwahine and Ngāti Kahungunu.
QRS’s signs technician Aaron Hoskin is synonymous with dozens of others Aucklanders taking advantage of the Wairoa housing market and sunshine!
They don't call Phillip Tipu “Papa Phil” for nothing - after more than two decades of driving a lawnmower, he's the honorary grandfather of Wairoa's parks and reserves.
Since she joined QRS in mid-2017 payroll administrator Jacquie Burrows has yet to see the day when a colleague does not get paid but, she laughs, “if that happened I'd certainly be the first to know”.
When it comes to keeping things ship-shape at QRS HQ, Stefini Burling-Claridge knows what she's talking about . . . her first job was working in finance and administration for the New Zealand Navy.
QRS would grind to a halt if it weren't for four fabulous administration team members including Emma Wills. Read her story here.
A woman in labour was one of the last people across the old Waitahora Bridge on Friday adding to the drama as Quality Roading and Services completed a bridge replacement in just three days!
Quality Roading and Services Wairoa will make local transport history in the weekend when the Waitahora Bridge is dismantled, strengthened, and rebuilt in just 68 hours.
QRS, Wairoa’s second biggest employer, has declared a return to profitability today and the board chair has publicly thanked its staff.
“E Tū” . . . “halt!” That's the message from QRS courtesy of its shiny new bilingual signs being used at the Ngāti Kahungunu Kapa Haka Regional Competitions 2018 this Saturday - thanks to traffic safety worker Ria Waerea, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu.
AFTER only three years at QRS, Shar Hawkins is a great example of paving a pathway for future female operators in the roading industry.
Frances Lee and her colleagues mow the equivalent of Auckland to Cairns every year as part of QRS’s road maintenance contract for Wairoa District Council.
Wairoa College’s First XV training squad is blessed with raw talent says new coach JJ Solomon, and QRS is backing them all the way.
Newly introduced regular driver assessments at QRS have been met with universal endorsement.
THREE veteran Quality Roading and Services staff have gained Civil Trades Certification this week giving them industry recognition as skilled tradespeople.
He's built police stations in the Soloman's and worked in Western Australian mines, but QRS project manager Mike Wilson says Wairoa's new adventure playground is one job he's truly loved!
Since coming on board with QRS, project manager Mike Wilson has overseen some significant QRS roading projects particularly along State Highway 38.
Malcolm (Muzz) Tuahine, Ngai Tuhoe, is thrilled Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana developed by Ngai Tuhoe has won a prestigious architecture award this month.
Malcolm (Muzz) Tuahine, Ngai Tuhoe, has plenty to keep him busy in the job he loves at QRS.
QRS has helped make a small, but welcome difference, to a rest area south of Wairoa.
A proposed significant restructure at Quality Roading and Services Wairoa could help the company win contracts and keep operating, says new Chief Executive Nigel Pollock.
Late last month QRS supervisor Rob Ruru received a shout out for his grader expertise. Here he talks a little bit about his love of all things machinery.
Not long after Nigel Pollock started as the boss of Quality Roading and Services, the QRS office took a charged up call from a member of the public.
Wairoa man Nigel Pollock has seized the chance to take the reins of the district’s biggest civil construction and maintenance company Quality Roading and Services (QRS).
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