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Celebrating our North Island trade subcontractors

15 June 2023
The Switched On Housing Trade Awards recognise our outstanding subcontractors helping us deliver Te Mahi Ngātahi

At Switched On Housing, we firmly believe in the power of partnership and the role our subcontractors play in delivering an exceptional experience for our customers. To show our appreciation, we host the annual Switched On Housing Trade Awards at our Trade Forums across the regions where we deliver maintenance on Kāinga Ora properties. These awards recognise and acknowledge the outstanding contributions our trades make through their mahi every single day.

Outstanding Trade Business

This award is presented to the company in each region that goes above and beyond for our customers and Switched On Housing. They're a team who have each other’s backs and are aligned with the Switched On values - continuously going above and beyond to enhance people's environments.

Our 2023 Outstanding Trade Business recipients are...

WHANGANUI Phillips Electrical
TE MATAU A MĀUI (HAWKE'S BAY)  Lumen Electrical


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Outstanding Tradesperson

This award is presented to a tradie who goes the extra km to provide a great experience for our customers; someone who consistently produces quality work, supports others and lives by our values.

Our 2023 Outstanding Tradesperson recipients are...

WHANGANUI Kopere Downs
PAPAIOEA (PALMERSTON NORTH) Jarrod Collins JC Plumbing and Gas
TE MATAU A MĀUI (HAWKE'S BAY) Quentin and Andrew Doran



Outstanding Trades Rookie

A trade who has started working on Te Mahi Ngātahi in the past 12 months who has hit the ground running, shown great potential and is passionate about their work.

Our 2023 Outstanding Trade Rookie recipients are...

WHANGANUI Jaydon Giles Grunt Construction
PAPAIOEA (PALMERSTON NORTH) Brandon Bary A-Z Contracting
TE MATAU A MĀUI (HAWKE'S BAY) Theo Botha Nexus Construction

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Outstanding H&S Advocate

A person who champions correct Health and Safety protocols on their worksites, prioritises H&S first in their work, and has shown strong H&S work practices.

Our 2023 Outstanding H&S Advocate recipients are...

WHANGANUI Wakahou Painting
PAPAIOEA (PALMERSTON NORTH) Jason Kennerley Pro Industries
TE MATAU A MĀUI (HAWKE'S BAY) Brendan White D&L Decorators

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Congratulations to all our 2023 Trade Award winners in the North Island. It's a privilege to work alongside trades who take such pride in their work and show true dedication to providing a quality service to our Kāinga Ora customers. 

We're always looking for hardworking subbies to help deliver Te Mahi Ngātahi in our Manawatū, Hawke's Bay and Gisborne areas. If you'd like to know more about how you can sign on as a contractor, click HERE.