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Camaraderie and common sense see slip moved

Camaraderie and common sense see slip moved

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.

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Paul Eaglesome – health and safety compliance officer

Paul Eaglesome – health and safety compliance officer

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.

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Peter Wairau, the communicator

Peter Wairau, the communicator

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.

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Attraction of Wairoa lifestyle too hard to ignore

Attraction of Wairoa lifestyle too hard to ignore

QRS’s signs technician Aaron Hoskin is synonymous with dozens of others Aucklanders taking advantage of the Wairoa housing market and sunshine!

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Papa presides over parks and reserves

Papa presides over parks and reserves

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.

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Jacquie Burrows – payroll administrator

Jacquie Burrows – payroll administrator

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”.

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Stefini Burling-Claridge – administration manager

Stefini Burling-Claridge – administration manager

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.

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Awesome admin team: Emma Wills

Awesome admin team: Emma Wills

QRS would grind to a halt if it weren't for four fabulous administration team members including Emma Wills. Read her story here.

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Birth of a new bridge!

Birth of a new bridge!

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!

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QRS 68 hour bridge challenge

QRS 68 hour bridge challenge

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.

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Return to profit for QRS, staff publicly thanked

Return to profit for QRS, staff publicly thanked

QRS, Wairoa’s second biggest employer, has declared a return to profitability today and the board chair has publicly thanked its staff.

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Bilingual signs in time for festival

Bilingual signs in time for festival

“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.

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Women in roading: Shar Hawkins

Women in roading: Shar Hawkins

AFTER only three years at QRS, Shar Hawkins is a great example of paving a pathway for future female operators in the roading industry.

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Mowers cover enough ground to get to Queensland!

Mowers cover enough ground to get to Queensland!

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.

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First XV raw talent excites

First XV raw talent excites

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.

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Regular driver assessments impress

Regular driver assessments impress

Newly introduced regular driver assessments at QRS have been met with universal endorsement.

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Civil contracting apprenticeship for three QRS staff

Civil contracting apprenticeship for three QRS staff

THREE veteran Quality Roading and Services staff have gained Civil Trades Certification this week giving them industry recognition as skilled tradespeople.

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From police stations to playgrounds

From police stations to playgrounds

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!

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QRS making a difference

QRS making a difference

Since coming on board with QRS, project manager Mike Wilson has overseen some significant QRS roading projects particularly along State Highway 38.

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Local pride in award-winning living building

Local pride in award-winning living building

Malcolm (Muzz) Tuahine, Ngai Tuhoe, is thrilled Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana developed by Ngai Tuhoe has won a prestigious architecture award this month.

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Meet Muzz – Ngai Tuhoe, manager, father, Lakie, good guy!

Meet Muzz – Ngai Tuhoe, manager, father, Lakie, good guy!

Malcolm (Muzz) Tuahine, Ngai Tuhoe, has plenty to keep him busy in the job he loves at QRS.

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Picnic tables for travellers

Picnic tables for travellers

QRS has helped make a small, but welcome difference, to a rest area south of Wairoa.

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Proposed company restructure to propel QRS into the future

Proposed company restructure to propel QRS into the future

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.

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That man deserves a chocolate fish - Rob Ruru

That man deserves a chocolate fish - Rob Ruru

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.

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New QRS CEO is listening...

New QRS CEO is listening...

​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.

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Wairoa’s Nigel Pollock to head Quality Roading and Services

Wairoa’s Nigel Pollock to head Quality Roading and Services

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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