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
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
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
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!!
Cam Crawford and Jody Hunt, Directors of Chillex Services, traveled down to Gisborne last week to inspect the new H.B. Williams Memorial Library. Chillex Services were very proud to be part of the mechanical services for this spectacular new building.
One of the hottest days of the year in Gisborne (29c) the clients were beaming that their building were cooled to perfection and all their staff could not be happier with their new premises.
Well done to the Chillex Team to another successful outcome and ensuring that our clients always remain cool and comfortable.
Cam Crawford and Jody Hunt, Directors of Chillex Services, traveled down to Gisborne last week to inspect the beautiful new Council Buildings that have been constructed. Chillex Services were involved with the mechanical services for the Council premises.
One of the hottest days of the year in Gisborne (29c) the clients were beaming that their building was cooled to perfection and all their staff could not be happier with their new premises.
Well done to the Chillex Team for keeping
our clients cool and happy.
The challenge was set down by A.E Smith for a head to head Go-Kart Challenge with the undefended Chillex Racing team which was held down at Hampton Downs.
A big thank you to Gripple for organising and sponsoring this event between the two companies and for putting on a spectacular BBQ afterwards and a few cold ones. Everyone had a great day – especially the Chillex Team as we kicked A.E. Smith butts and won yet again the Go-Kart trophy. Bring it on again next year!!
A group of 13 intrepid Chillex members were given the awesome opportunity to go on a fishing Charter with Ultimate Charters aboard the Koru. The Charter left Westhaven on Saturday 29th of September and the team were taken out to some great fishing spots for the day. There was plenty of cold ales and food, resulting in the group enjoying both the fishing and entertainment. Overall the day was another great way for the team to bond and get to know each other outside of work. Definitely something we would all recommend doing more of in the future. The only pity was the fishing stories were bigger than the fish we caught!!
On behalf of the group we would like to thank Chillex for a great day.
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.
The Chillex Westfield team have been busy preparing for the first AHU to be installed on level 1. Reinforcements were required from the Chillex Services team to help out with the installation. Thanks to all the great team work the job went without a hitch. Only another 12 to go! Awesome work lads!
Holyoake Industries Ltd put on a fantastic factory tour for 25 budding apprentices. Apprentices from 7 companies Chillex, Cool Comfort, Economech, Airmark, 1st Mechanical, Thermal Solutions and A.E. Smith Projects congregated at Holyoake’s factory last Thursday. Scott Holyoake was there in addition to Ewen and Karl. Everyone was provided afternoon tea, and all the boys got a backpack filled with goodies. What an excellent example of suppliers supporting the industry. Thank you Holyoake Industries.
It all started on an early sunny Sunday morning – J. A. Russell Ltd’s annual poker run for their petrol head customers who want any excuse to take their V8 cars out for a blast around the country side. After a great cruise around the highlights of West Auckland and surrounding area we ended up at MOTAT where a fully catered lunch was waiting for us and of course one or two quiet ales. This year all money raised for this event went to Mercy Hospice in appreciation for all the wonderful work they do for the Auckland Community. .
Subsequent to the poker run the good folk at Chillex Maintenance, Lewins Electrical and J. A. Russell Ltd joined forces to donate a new 7KW hiwall to Mercy Hospice for their accounts office. Chillex Maintenance supplied the hi-wall unit, Lewins Electrical installed and wired up the unit and J. A. Russell Ltd supplied electrical materials needed to get the job done. Mercy Hospice were very grateful and here is what they said:
“Thank you so much for joining together to help Mercy Hospice. We are very grateful to all of you for supporting our services by providing and installing a new air conditioning unit for our future Chapel (currently being used as office space).
“The team using this space are now cosy and warm and this summer they will be able to throw away the portable fans and keep cool. We also realise that it was not the easiest of installations with the wiring having to travel up, in and around the ceiling but they made it look easy, were totally obliging and breezed through it with no fuss!! 100% Recommend!!
Thank you again for being part of our hospice community and for your generous and thoughtful support.”
(From left: Malcolm Harrison, Sentre Group; Valerie Papyn, Chillex Group; Cam Crawford, Chillex Group; Paul Brockett, Evamores and Ken McKenzie, Innerscape)
This Kiwi crew headed over to Melbourne last week for another fantastic event put on by the Australian Mechanical Contractors Associations (AMCA), BIM-MEP AUS Construction Innovation 2018 Forum. BIM-MEP is an industry led initiative which serves as a touchstone for BIM innovations in our sector not just in Australia but globally. It was great to have the New Zealand contingent attend the Forum which gave us the opportunity to hear from Australian and international speakers to help build our own individual and organisational capacity as well as inspire new strategies and methodologies that can be embedded within business practices.