News from NZDF

Countdown to conference

If you are intending to attend this year's conference which is being held at Twin Waters Resort near Maroochydore on October 11/12 it is not too late to register. Forms were in the magazine that was recently mailed out or email me and I can forward you a copy. There are going to be amazing displays and presentations and we already have a good contingent attending - see you there

Exciting announcement

Following AGM last year council decided to award 2 x $1500 scholarships for drillers in any category. Simply fill in application form and send in by Dec 15 - recipients announced before Xmas

Council change of President

A huge thanks to outgoing President Steve Faulkner who has been at the helm since 2013 and been a council member since 1994 with only a couple of years off in the middle. Last year he indicated that he only intended to serve one more year and so at the council meeting following the AGM he handed over the reins to Mel Griffiths. Mel has served on the council since 1999 and was previously President from 2008-2010. New Vice President is Sam Woodford.

Documentation about WES

Here are the uploaded documents from Steve Faulkner as promised at AGM.

AGM weekend

Last chance to register
With only a couple of weeks until our AGM weekend in Wellington, members who haven't already registered need to get in fast to secure hotel rooms. Bledisloe Cup weekend means hotels in Wellington will be booked out. Tickets to the game available so if you haven't already registered get in quick

H&S tip from one of our members

Free app to download
www.safetyapp.co.nz
To use the system, you need a computer or device which can access the internet, and an iOS (Apple) or Android device from which you can download the app. The system makes your workers more efficient, not just in the field, but in understanding the real safety issues in your business.

Free, best practice, efficient

Drillers Registrations

This week registrations reached 53 - great news as this means approx 10% of all drillers in NZ are registered drillers. contact info@nzdrillfed.co.nz if you are not yet registered but want to be or download the application form from Drillers Info tab

AGM Weekend in Wellington provisional numbers needed urgently

Webster Drilling who are hosting the next AGM weekend can obtain tickets to Bledisloe Cup if there is enough interest expressed early on. Contact Helen Ashby nzdfagm@websterdrilling.com or 04 237 5264 for more details

MITO Drilling Scholarship recipients announced

MITO have just announced the 2016 recipients of their drilling scholarships. They are Aiden Stace of CW Drilling and Sean McKeown of Drillforce

Russ Harris receives life member award

Life members Lyell McMillan, Bill Washington and Hamish Pearson present award to latest life member Russ Harris
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