Saturday, April 7, 2012

Post 2010-2011 Quakes, Canterbury Skill Shortage List

08.04.12. Post 2010-2011 quakes, NZ Immigration Service website had 3 lists of Essential Skills shortages for prospective immigrants:

"1. Long Term Skill Shortage list...

2. Immediate Skill Shortage list...

3. Canterbury Skill Shortage list:

Construction - Building Inspector / Building Surveyor...

Construction - Construction Project Manager (Chip sealing, Asphalt or other Technical Manager) Roading and Infrastructure...

Construction - Construction Project Manager Foreman (Roading and Infrastructure)...

Construction - Construction Project Manager (Roading and Infrastructure)...

Construction - Project Builder (Including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman)...

Construction - Quantity Surveyor...

Construction - Surveying Technician (Spatial Science Technician / Land Surveyor's Technician)...

Construction - Surveyor...

Construction - Urban and Regional Planner...

Engineering - Civil Engineering Draughtsperson...

Engineering - Civil Engineering Technician...

Engineering - Civil Engineer...

Engineering - Electrical Engineer...

Engineering - Electrical Engineering Draughtsperson...

Engineering - Electrical Engineering Technician

Engineering - Structural Engineer...

Telecommunications - Telecommunications Engineer...

Trades - Electric Line Mechanic...

Trades - Electrician (General)...

Trades - Scaffolder (Advanced)...

Trades - Upholsterer..."

There was much media hype about Kiwis pulling together & helping Cantabrians post deadly 6.3 mag, 22.02.11 quake. In that hysterical Feb 2011, I was chastised by a SA immigrant family for not joining a digger gang removing liquefaction silt. So what? I did enough blogging & pic uploading for several Cantabrians combined, witnessing & making outsiders aware of quake happenings.

As Canterbury quakes began with the 04.09.10, mag 7.1 quake, 19 months elapsed, why were the above Essential Skills workers not already found in NZ?

Why were Kiwis with the above Essential Skills not coming to Christchurch for the rebuild?  

Content Copyright Mark JS Esslemont.

1 comment:

  1. Received an enmaii from a publisher wanting permission to publish my copyright Hebe odorata, blog pic, which NZQA had stolen & used, without my consent, in the 2011 NCEA Biology level 3 exam paper, a national exam.

    After my querying the matter, the publisher then offered a measly $40 for publication of the copyright pic.

    I didn't give permission, as the publisher wanted to include my pic in a revision Workbook for students to buy. The publisher said under NZ Copyright law, NZQA could use copyright pics, without copyright holder consent, if the pic was used in an exam.

    What a scam! Under NZ Copyright law, NZQA stole copyright pics, benefitting NZQA, examiners, moderators, teachers & students in a national exam, then passed stolen pics to a publisher in exam paper form for publication in a Workbook (2000 print run, $24.95 / Workbook copy) without benefit for the copyright holder.

    Adding insult to injury, the publisher then benefitted from sale of the stolen copyright pic.

    Outrageous.

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