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Quotes from the team

Read what some of the people who are already building careers with the Department are getting out of their work.

Maria Vito-Tupai, Case Manager.

Maria Vito-Tupai, Settlement Advisor, Service Delivery

I believe that the Department is people-focussed and committed to making a difference in New Zealanders’ lives and their communities. There’s a lot of satisfaction at the end of the day knowing you’ve contributed to a positive outcome for homeowners. I also enjoy the rapport you build with colleagues knowing that you share a common goal and are striving to achieve it together.


John Harper, John Harper, Senior Technical Advisor Building Envelope, Building Quality

John Harper, Senior Advisor - Building Standards

I enjoy working with a team of technical advisers who have a lot of expertise, and practical experience working with the building industry. Having worked as an architect for many years, I particularly enjoy the wider involvement in industry issues and the opportunity to help shape building policy.

 

Wayne Marriott, Team Leader Mediation.

Wayne Marriott, Team Leader Mediation, Service Delivery

Mediation is my passion. Being able to guide people in dispute through a process that results in resolution of their issues is tremendously satisfying.

 


Malcolm MacMillan, Manager Performance Monitoring and Review.

Malcolm MacMillan, Manager Consent Authority Performance Group

The challenging and dynamic nature of my role is what I like most about working for the Department. This involves working closely with local and central government and other stakeholders in the building industry. It’s a role I enjoy because I come from the industry, and appreciate many of the issues it currently faces.