News

Winners of the 2017 NAWIC Awards

The National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) recently announced their 2017 Hays NAWIC Excellence Award winners. Winners from Canterbury and Charter signatories are: Laura Clifford, Hawkins Construction, won the Helen Tippett Award for actively promoting...

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Saving men’s lives by supporting better mental health

Kate Cunningham, who with husband Blair, own and run Blair Cunningham Construction, identified a need for men to talk more openly about mental wellbeing and ways they can support themselves and their workmates to good mental health. Kate contacted the Canterbury Men’s...

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Doing things better for women in construction

We continue to see the positive effects that the Women in Construction events held in March this year are having. The Safety Charter Commitments have now been amended to be more inclusive and reflect greater diversity in the construction industry. New scholarships for...

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The Charter becomes an Incorporated Society

We are very pleased to let you know that today the Charter has become an Incorporated Society and takes on a new name – The Canterbury Safety Charter. The name better reflects our continued work beyond the rebuild. Over the next month, we will be refreshing our...

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New Charter actions to support diversity in construction

We are pleased to let you know that today the Steering Group agreed to four new Charter actions to better support diversity in the construction workforce. These changes were recommended following two very successful "Women in Construction" events held earlier this...

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Think before you drink

In Christchurch over the last five years there have been too many deaths and serious injury crashes caused by alcohol and speed. The Charter is pleased to support the Christchurch City Council and Canterbury Police’s new campaign to help you ‘think before you drink’....

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