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A much needed facelift

A much needed facelift

We have given our website a bit of a facelift for the New year. The site is still packed with all the resources and information about the MATES programme, but we are hoping it’s a little easier to navigate. Any feedback is always welcome just email us on our Contact...

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Minister Andrew Little visits MATES

Minister Andrew Little visits MATES

We were thrilled to welcome Minister of Health Hon Andrew Little to site today to learn more about the MATES in Construction programme. We were able to share an update with the Minister and Sarah Hetrick acting Director of the Suicide Prevention Office, about the...

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MATES is back!

MATES is back!

We have hit the ground running and straight back out onto site catching up with our mates. We know there may be a few curve balls heading our way, so mental health and suicide prevention tools is our first priority. The Field Officers are booking in training right...

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Meri Kirihimete from your mates at MATES

Meri Kirihimete from your mates at MATES

Meri Kirihimete from your mates at MATES.   Our very own handmade Christmas Tree by Field Officer Raman Lee kicked off our celebrations with Secret Santa’s before heading off to a Christmas Feast. The tree really does represent the great industry that we love being a...

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Andrew Bayly donning a MATES PPE Face Mask

Andrew Bayly donning a MATES PPE Face Mask

Check out Andrew Bayly, MP for Port Waikato and New Zealand National Party Spokesperson for Building and Construction. He is in Parliament donning a MATES PPE Face Mask, it's amazing where these masks are turning up! Thanks for sharing this important Kōrero Andrew.

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The Human Kind & MATES

The Human Kind & MATES

The Human Kind The Human Kind, are a creative social enterprise that combines live music, songs and images in audio-visual events that express the spectrum of human emotions. The purpose of our shows is to raise awareness, and fundraise for organisations that promote...

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Like A Man

Like A Man

Like A Man with Matt Chisholm All week we have been out on site with Fly the Flag, having those important conversations about why you need to look out for your mates and reach out for help when you are struggling. Last year we had those same conversations with our...

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MATES releases new research

MATES releases new research

MATES Media Release - BRANZ STUDY REVEALS HIGHER RATES OF SUICIDE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT. New University of Otago research commissioned by MATES in Construction NZ, has revealed that New Zealand’s construction workers are more than two...

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Fly the Flag 2021

Fly the Flag 2021

Fly the Flag during September for Suicide Prevention During the whole month of September MATES in Construction will be raising awareness of the importance of talking about mental health and suicide prevention across our industry. We want you to help us spread these...

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