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Broadcasting student tracks down women on the job

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Christchurch Polytech/ CPIT broadcasting student Annabella Garwood, originally from Nelson, was intrigued to find that the number of women working in trades and building/ engineering in Christchurch has quadrupled since the earthquakes – from around 2,000 to closer to 8,000. Christchurch now leads New Zealand for the percentage of women workingin construction - albeit off a small base.

She set off to chat to some of them, equipped with a borrowed pair of SCIRT steel-capped boots.  Two of SCIRT’s hard-working, safety-driven traffic managers – Chrissy Somerville and Jane Taylor – formed part of her story as well as Diana Barr of Opus and a carpentry trainee at CPIT.
Watch the video, including some drone footage at the end, here.
Just a few of the fabulous SCIRT women rebuilding our broken city and helping to keep crews safe on major construction sites with traffic management.

Published: 15 June 2015