Keep up to date with what's happening at Switched On Group as we continue to enhance environments for whānau, businesses and communities across Aotearoa.

Here, we'll share stories about our kaimahi, projects, community kaupapa and successes in the industry. 

2023 South Island Trade Forums

15 June 2023
Our South Island leg of the 2023 Switched On Housing Trade Forum tour kicked off in Ōtautahi this week with Nelson, Blenheim, Westport and Greymouth to follow later this month.

Following on from the success of our North Island Trade Forums, we were excited to continue the celebrations with our Ōtautahi trades at Cowles Stadium this week. Recognising the mammoth amount of mahi our trade subcontractors complete at Kāinga Ora homes is one of the key focuses at our Trade Forums. Our trades work hard to provide a quality service and an exceptional customer experience and so it's important we acknowledge this effort.


Our tradies dig into a BBQ breakfast provided by PlaceMakers Christchurch.

This year we invited Jared Donald from The Tree People up to discuss ways his team celebrate their wins, ensure they're providing excellent customer service and overcome challenges they face on the job. Partnership is at the heart of Te Mahi Ngātahi and seeing our trades share their knowledge and experiences with one another is a true example of this.


Jared from The Tree People speaks with our Trade Manager Andrew Tranter.

Thanks to all of our subcontractors who attended and we look forward to continuing our tour on the West Coast and the top of the South Island later this month. 


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We're always looking for hardworking subbies to help deliver Te Mahi Ngātahi in Ōtautahi-Christchurch, Te Tai o Poutini-West Coast, Whakatū-Nelson and Te Tauihu-o-te-waka-Marlborough. If you'd like to know more about how you can sign on as a subcontractor, click HERE.