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TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONS

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Congratulations to the Arataki Taekwondo Club from Henderson, Auckland who attended the TUNZ North Island Taekwondo Championships held at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth on 30 March 2019.  This was the first time the club has entered a tournament having only been established in July 2018.  Of our eleven competitors entered seven had never been to a tournament previously let alone competed.

The day started with the team arriving at the Stadium at 8 am.  The first hour was utilised by the competitors to warm up and the coach to critique the technical side of Poomsae (patterns) performance.  The traditional welcome was held with all of the teams and then the competition got started.

Poomsae was the first event to be conducted and we had six competitors entered.  All of them performed well but the competition was strong.  Four of our competitors managed to medal with 3 silver and 1 bronze medal collected with 3 of these being first time competitors.

Fighting was up next and this event always generates a lot of passion from the competitors, coaches and supporters.  Again we had a number of first timers but all of them and the seasoned fighters performed well.  One pool of 4 had 3 of girls competing against each other with 1 of them achieving gold and another bronze.  Another pool had 2 sisters competing in it with them both making the final and this was a hard fought grudge match fought in great spirit.  Overall fighting competitors collected 2 golds, 5 silver and 1 bronze.  A  fantastic  result given the high number of first time fighters.

I am extremely proud of the effort, team work and comradery shown by the whole team and we are determined to do better at the next tournament.

Of course none of this would have been possible without the generous support of the Chillex Group of Companies who ensured all of our competitors were safe and well protected with the correct safety equipment.  On behalf of the team and all of the parents and supporters I would like to sincerely thank the Directors and Management team of the Chillex Group of Companies for their support and encouragement for the Arataki Taekwondo Club.

Great Team work guys – looking forward to seeing what you all do next year!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO LONI

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Well done to Loni for coming out of his time and passing his HVAC apprentice. What better way to celebrate than eating a whole pavlova and downing a huge pint of larger. Loni now sets the new Chillex apprentice record coming in at 1.24 minutes. He’s going to be a hard act to follow.

FAREWELL PAT MULLIGAN

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After 27 years in the air conditioning mechanical contracting industry Pat Mulligan has decided it’s time to retire. Chillex have been lucky enough to have had her experience for the past 6 years. Thank you Pat for your hard work and dedication to Chillex over the years. All the staff and management wish you well for your retirement. Make sure you pop in to Chillex for a coffee and chat when you are in the area. Enjoy your retirement – you’ve certainly earned it!!

Simon Moerenhout

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Simon Moerenhout (aka Minister, Si)

Your work colleagues have nominated you for a Big Shout Out and would like to say a HUGE THANKS for all you do for us. Simon works tirelessly running around delivering materials to all the teams on site, juggles incoming and outgoing goods from an extremely busy workshop and makes sure all safety equipment is up to scratch before it goes to site. You don’t have to ask Simon when it comes to the end of job and the final clean up needs to happen – he is always there ready to lend a helping hand . We all really appreciate the huge effort you make.
Thanks Simon you take a lot of work load off our shoulders we would be lost without you.

Apprentice Training

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Chillex Group and Refspecs (Refrigeration Specialties) ran a joint apprentice training session in Refspecs’ Auckland warehouse. Year 1, 2 3 & 4 R+A apprentices from CCCANZ companies Chillex, Climate Control, DCP Air Conditioning and Cool Comfort were present. This session covered TX Valve superheat setting, EPR and CPR settings and understanding the operating envelope of the compressor. The training was carried out by industry in a safe & supervised hands on environment aimed at creating a “real life” scenario rather than just a visual or text book task.

Both Chillex and Refspecs are committed to the on-going training of engineers in the HVAC&R trade under the CCCANZ umbrella for companies involved in the HVAC & R sector.

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