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Whānau first - David Hunia

When David Hunia started with QRS he quickly got used to being asked how his father-in-law was. David is the...

13 May 2024

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Father, footballer, and eager for change

Phil Molina is adding new skills to his already wide range of unique talents now that he’s joined QRS’s concreting...

22 April 2024

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Punching above his weight - Takurua Edwards

Takurua Edwards, 17, is one of QRS’s youngest employees, but he has some very mature goals.

17 April 2024

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Hunting for his new goal - Jordan McFarlane

Labourer Jordan McFarlane was in his happy place last weekend hunting pigs and deer for entry into the Tiniroto...

10 April 2024

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Thomas Perston representing region at national big dig this weekend

Thomas Perston is experiencing a mix of nerves and quiet confidence ahead of his well-earned opportunity to...

13 March 2024

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Report highlights rebuilding and re-investing

WORKING on high value contracts during the community’s time of need means we can help rebuild Wairoa while...

13 March 2024

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Coastal curiosity to roading repair

WITH one science degree, one marine studies diploma, and three decades as a chef, David Mildon’s life experience...

22 February 2024

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News in 2023

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Staff step up during rain events

When manager of road maintenance Michelle Hedley took the call in the early hours of Sunday 26 November, she knew...

19 December 2023

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Operations Hub at QRS now open

The Operations Hub at QRS is open, and the timing and its location couldn't be better. It's a great place for...

13 November 2023

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Thomas Perston from QRS wins top excavator title

THOMAS Perston from Quality Roading and Services continued the company’s tradition of excellence in excavator...

6 November 2023

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Diggin' It

Thomas Perston delicately opened, and then poured a bottle of beer, using a five-and-a-half tonne digger. The feat...

19 October 2023

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Opportunities created after challenging year

BOARD chair Guy Gaddum paid his respect to steadfast and loyal Quality Roading and Services staff working in the...

13 October 2023

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Introducing board member Lauren Jones

Board member Lauren Jones is helping Quality Roading and Services build Wairoa back better and faster.

25 September 2023

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Regional bridge repairs two-thirds of QRS’s construction mahi

Bridge repairs and reconstruction make up about two-thirds of Quality Roading and Service’s construction division...

3 July 2023

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Looking to the future - Jimmy Totoro

JIMMY Totoro has prioritised his future by making two significant decisions in the past six months – receiving hi...

29 June 2023

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Motorcamp staff and QRS share the load

THINGS had been quiet at Wairoa's Riverside Motor Camp since Cyclone Gabrielle blew through, floodwaters bowling...

21 June 2023

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Proud to make a $1.05 million contribution

Quality Roading and Services board members have proposed a $1.05 million contribution be made to the company’...

19 June 2023

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Removal of Te Reinga Bridge colossal team effort

The scale of work to remove flood-damaged Te Reinga Bridge near Wairoa this week is unlike anything else Quality...

16 June 2023

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Te Reinga Bridge removal

Quality Roading and Services and teams of specialised contractors are working to winch the remains of Te Reinga...

14 June 2023

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Engineering Cadetship for Wairoa College graduate

Quality Roading and Service's engineer cadet programme is combining on-the-job experience with formal study for...

9 June 2023

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Kotare Bridge No 1 repair

Earthworks and the reconstruction of some parts of Kotare Bridge No 1 abutments over Mangapoike River continue...

8 June 2023

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Apprentice auto electrician Tyne Reedy still pulling things apart

AFTER years spent pulling apart old home appliances, Tyne Reedy is now putting his curiosity to good use as an...

6 June 2023

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Building resilience in Ohuka Road

Quality Roading and Services staff continue to maintain Ohuka Rd ensuring it remains a resilient lifeline for...

31 May 2023

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Te Reinga Bridge to be removed

Preparations are underway to remove the broken Te Reinga Bridge by setting it down into the river and dragging it...

19 May 2023

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New staffer helps out after flooding

NEW QRS store person Pete Thompson got his feet wet in his new job from the minute he walked in. Literally. “I...

17 May 2023

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Kate and whānau hit the ground running

AFTER 20 years away from Wairoa, Kate Maddock and whānau have hit the ground running.
“My kids love thi...

15 May 2023

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QRS awesome foursome reflect on fighting for the kids

Wairoa’s Fight for Life in April delivered welcome entertainment and channelled much-needed funding into Wairoa...

5 May 2023

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Morere Culvert Replaced

Quality Roading and Services staff and Currie Construction from Gisborne successfully replaced the collapsed...

3 May 2023

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Hero Horse and Tumanako

Two Quality Roading and Services (QRS) lakie staff have been hailed as heroes during Cyclone Gabrielle after...

20 April 2023

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Tommy Watts thinking of home whilst tearing into competition

Local motocross rider Tommy Watts’s thoughts are with Wairoa as he rips into a new year of national and...

19 April 2023

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Fighting for our community

FOUR Quality Roading and Services staff will be in the ring at next weekend’s Fight for Life helping raise money...

24 March 2023

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QRS: We'll keep cleaning up after Cyclone Gabrielle for as long as it takes

We'll keep cleaning up affected areas and roads for as long as it takes. QRS: your people, your solution, you're...

8 March 2023

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Maintaining access and clearing silt and flood-damaged properties priority for QRS

Maintaining road access and clearing silt and flood-damaged property in Wairoa are the priority activities for...

7 March 2023

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We care for the environment

At QRS we care for our environment while we work.

30 January 2023

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News in 2022

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QRS wins construction award for ingenious Te Reinga Bridge work

Quality Roading and Services (QRS) has earned industry acclaim for an ingenious bridge repair that involved a...

6 December 2022

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Emergency response

Check out some never-before-seen footage from the devastating March 2022 floods.

3 December 2022

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Introducing Kingston Taulapapa

GROWING up in West Auckland, Kingston Taulapapa was playing league when, at the age of 13, he was shoulder-tapped...

18 November 2022

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It's an exciting time to be part of QRS

Quality Roading and Services has continued to perform strongly despite a year of worldwide change and turbulence...

16 November 2022

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Right at home: Caitlin Thornton

Twenty-three year old Caitlin Thornton is right at home working in Quality Roading and Service’s traffic...

8 November 2022

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Special purpose to get road open

Tumanako Waiwai and seven Quality Roading and Services colleagues have been praised for their efforts to reopen...

19 October 2022

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There's always more in you: Jared Spence

DRENCHED and cold, labourer Jared Spence sat down in his sodden tent and wrung water from his sleeping bag. The...

3 October 2022

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How are you? QRS poses the question.

When staff did a wellbeing survey this year people and capabiities manager Peter Wairau didn’t know that Quality...

29 September 2022

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Bounding back to health - Glenn Bradley

ADVENTURE course Outward Bound has propelled QRS engineer Glenn Bradley to rethink the way he lives, works, and...

28 September 2022

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Local company first in line for Wairoa-made concrete

OWNERS of local residential building company J&T Builders were first in line for concrete made in Wairoa thi...

21 September 2022

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East coast roading in his blood - Mohi Smith

It was road work that took Mohi Smith's whānau to Matawai in the mid-20th century, and road work that helped him...

3 August 2022

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Award-winning company inspires application

Nadia White was so impressed when Quality Roading and Services won a Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce Supreme Award...

21 July 2022

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QRS mowing operators impress

MOWER operators Shaun Hadcroft and James ‘Bubbles’ Wieczorek are developing their skills and careers at QRS thank...

29 June 2022

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Wairoa students thrive in their chosen path

This year Quality Roading and Services is supporting four Wairoa students in their chosen area of study or sport...

8 June 2022

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QRS new traffic management division for hire

Quality Roading and Services's new traffic management division is available for contract across the North Island'...

24 May 2022

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QRS uses swimming pools to help strength test Te Reinga Bridge

A healthy dollop of Kiwi ingenuity from Quality Roading and Services and WSP engineers, helped ensure the Te...

20 May 2022

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Siobhan Storey announced as new QRS chief financial officer

Siobhan Storey, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Pāhauwera, has been announced as chief financial officer at Quality...

3 May 2022

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Two steps forward, one step back - progress continues

Quality Roading and Services staff are working hard to repair and reopen roads today after ex-tropical Cyclone...

14 April 2022

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Bruce Emberson putting the community first

Operator Bruce Emberson enjoys every single day, even the turbulent ones!

8 April 2022

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Stormy weather and no two days the same

Hard-working and always cheerful, Aaron Ruawai threw his heart and soul into helping open up Wairoa’s roads last...

31 March 2022

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Thank you to another of our emergency response team

Mike Varley was one of QRS’s emergency response staff this weekend helping reopen State Highway 2 at Turiroa. ...

30 March 2022

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Hard working heroes help keep Wairoa moving

Quality Roading and Services emergency response staff have been described as hard-working heroes after they worked...

29 March 2022

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It's our people that make the difference

Quality Roading and Services (QRS) made a $50,000 contribution to its owner and provided timely financial support...

24 March 2022

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Mowing the length of New Zealand - twice!

QRS’s long reach mower operators Isa Robertson (pictured working on Tunanui Rd), Tim Winiana, James Wieczorek and...

28 February 2022

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News in 2021

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Christmas boost for Wairoa Community Centre

The Wairoa Community Centre has received a welcome Christmas boost with local civil contractor firm Quality...

20 December 2021

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A little bit of effort goes a long way

At 23, Alex Little has become the youngest qualified diesel mechanic in Quality Roading and Services’s workshop...

17 December 2021

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QRS’s hydro-excavation technology safeguards region’s underground cables

Quality Roading and Services is using the latest ground excavation technology to safeguard the district’...

30 November 2021

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QRS wins construction award for Rangatahi Drop-out repair in Mahia

A challenging coastal road drop-out repair has won Quality Roading and Services (QRS) a regional construction...

25 November 2021

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Nick Murray, now driving the roads, not building them!

After 33 years with Quality Roading and Services, construction crew leader Nick Murray has swapped his company...

16 November 2021

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QRS donation acknowledges mahi of museum supporters

Christmas has come early to Wairoa Museum after local company Quality Roading and Services announced a $40,000...

16 November 2021

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Former kiwi conservationist now carrying on family tradition

KEEANU Lackner, Ngai Tuhoe, had been on the job only a few months when he was shoulder-tapped to do the Wairoa...

5 November 2021

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QRS gives back to community in multiple ways

Quality Roading and Services has returned over half a million dollars to its owner and sole shareholder Wairoa...

28 October 2021

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Calling all plant operators

PLANT OPERATOR vacancies are available now at award-winning civil contracting company Quality Roading and...

30 September 2021

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Jacob Paku rises to the challenge

In one week, Jacob Paku was promoted, turned 20, became a father for the second time, and went into a Level 4...

27 September 2021

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Peter Wairau - new QRS people and capabilities manager

Quality Roading and Services has announced Peter Wairau as the company’s new people and capabilities manager. The...

22 September 2021

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Jo brings happy vibe to QRS work sites

LIFE has come full circle for Joanne Mitchell, and she couldn’t be happier. After leaving Wairoa College in the...

16 September 2021

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Solutions genius celebrated for 20 years of service

Described by some as a solutions genius and others as an automotive industry surgeon, Glenn Bradley this week...

31 August 2021

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QRS emergency staff lending a hand around Wairoa during lockdown

Quality Roading and Services emergency response staff have been quick to lend a hand around Wairoa as the town...

20 August 2021

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Sydney nets her dream job

PREMIERE netball player and former lifeguard Sydney Rore is relishing the life skills she’s learning at Quality...

12 August 2021

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Jack jumps at QRS learning opportunities

IF Quality Roading and Services could be assured of just one thing in employing 19-year-old Jack Te Amo, it’s that...

5 August 2021

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Local leader Jeremy Harker to head up QRS

Local leader Jeremy Harker was announced this week as new chief executive of Wairoa company Quality Roading and...

29 July 2021

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Auckland’s loss is Wairoa’s gain!

AUCKLAND’S loss is Wairoa’s gain now that Brandon Hall has joined the Quality Roading and Services team. Brandon...

27 July 2021

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QRS finds new confidence under Nigel Pollock

Departing chief executive Nigel Pollock gave Quality Roading and Services the confidence it needed to become a...

14 July 2021

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Staff never stop learning at QRS

Machine operator Tumanako Waiwai has been motivated to pursue a management role after completing a Wairoa Rotary...

25 June 2021

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Sparring drills and life skills from Wairoa Boxing Club

BOXING training can change a youngster’s life for the better, say Wairoa Boxing Club trainers Moana Foster and...

21 June 2021

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Blessing and sod turning mark start of operations hub

SIX long-serving staff were given the honorary task of turning the first sods of dirt during a blessing ceremony...

14 June 2021

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QRS and Lattey Group pay homage to bridge builders of old

Fifty-five years ago Barker Bridge on Ruakituri Road was built by a very busy TJ Greig who’d successfully tended...

31 May 2021

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Staff roll up their sleeves for better health

Quality Roading and Services staff Alex Little, Epanaia Whatuira, and Tumanako Waiwai rolled up their sleeves in...

28 May 2021

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Pink Shirt Day in support of mental health awareness

Dressed in varying shades of pink, a group of QRS staff were part of national Pink Shirt Day - a movement to end...

26 May 2021

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EPro8 Wairoa 2021 | The Video!

EPro8 Wairoa 2021 makes maths and science electrifying! The event last month was a huge success and hopefully...

13 May 2021

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SHW 2 closed at Tahaenui Bridge midnight Saturday 15 May to 5am Sunday 16 May.

State Highway 2 will be closed at Tahaenui Bridge, near Nuhaka, from just before midnight on Saturday 15th May to...

11 May 2021

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Even at the weekend he's working on motors!

GROWING up in rural Wairoa, Lance Maxwell would drive his parents nuts dismantling any engine he could get hi...

5 May 2021

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Rock star John Menneer

We think QRS Quarry Manager John Menneer is our most academic staff member! With a Bachelor of Science (biology...

15 April 2021

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Thomas Perston latest star of QRS Road to Success Recruitment series

Meet road maintenance site supervisor Thomas Perston. Thomas is part of the QRS 'Your road to success' recruitment...

7 April 2021

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This is how WE do maths and tech!

Epro8 makes maths and science electrifying, reckons former automotive technician and now Te Mahia School principal...

1 April 2021

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Nigel Pollock resigns as chief executive, Quality Roading and Services

Quality Roading and Services board chair Guy Gaddum has today accepted Nigel Pollock’s resignation as the...

1 April 2021

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Tahaenui Bridge brings back memories

AS a young girl Davena Morunga can remember travelling over Tahaenui Bridge. Now, 35 years on, Davena is project...

29 March 2021

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Record six months but the future remains uncertain

Quality Roading and Services has made a record $1.6m pre-tax profit in the six months to December 2020, but it...

29 March 2021

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Think like James Bond at this year’s EPro8 challenge!

One of this year’s top-secret EPro8 challenges has a James Bond twist organisers have revealed ahead of the annual...

26 March 2021

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Trent moves into apprenticeship

Well-known former Wairoa Club bar manager Trent Zeilstra has started a civil infrastructure apprenticeship with...

12 March 2021

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News in 2020

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QRS ‘Your road to success’ recruitment campaign spotlights familiar faces

Quality Roading and Services has released its highly anticipated recruitment video campaign ‘Your road to success’...

18 December 2020

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International ISO recognition for QRS

Road users and customers can be rest assured that when they come into contact with QRS it's earned international...

17 December 2020

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QRS secures Mahia road with giant 'Lego' wall

LIKE a Lego wall built with a giant mechanical hand, support for a drop-out on Mahia East Coast Road is taking...

16 December 2020

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Juddy finds voiceover fame!

Well known Wairoa man Justin ‘Juddy’ Kaimoana has become an audio sensation after nailing the role of voiceover...

8 December 2020

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Award-winning company offers trade trifecta

Hot on the heels of winning Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce Supreme Business of the Year, Quality Roading and...

7 December 2020

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Supreme award recognises QRS’s economic and social responsibility

Quality Roading and Service’s balance between economic support for council and its social responsibilities to the...

23 November 2020

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QRS role a 'homecoming' for hometown boy Chris McGregor

IT was a bit of a homecoming for Chris McGregor when, in September, he reported for work as Quality Roading and...

10 November 2020

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Kaylah smashes personal bests!

WAIROA teenage swimming sensation Kaylah Reynolds shucked off the challenges of lockdown when she smashed seven...

9 November 2020

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QRS staff upskill at unique Northland training centre

Quality Roading and Services continues to improve its talent pool of experienced staff after selected supervisor...

29 October 2020

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Strong balance sheet drives QRS’s continued investment in Wairoa

Civil construction and roading company Quality Roading and Services (QRS) delivered strong results for Wairoa...

22 October 2020

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Six-month fixed term contract for a financial controller

We’re currently looking for a financial controller for a six-month fixed term employment contract (maternity...

16 October 2020

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Nuhaka River realignment rectifies historic cyclone damage

A joint effort to realign Nuhaka River has reopened land access and is helping prevent further environmental...

15 October 2020

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Annual Report 2020

Please find a copy of the QRS Annual Report 2020. Total revenue for the year was $26.2 million with a consolidated...

24 September 2020

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Congratulations to Jeremy Harker on completing a post-graduate diploma

Congratulations to Quality Roading and Services people and capabilities manager Jeremy Harker who has just...

28 August 2020

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Whangawehi repairs

Sea, salt, wind and rain are constantly reshaping Whangawehi Harbour so this month Quality Roading and Service...

27 August 2020

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PGF support for Wairoa creates jobs

The Provincial Growth Fund investment of $3.78 million in Wairoa will create much needed economic stimulus and...

7 August 2020

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Business efficiency and potential unleashed

A modern fit-for-purpose operations hub will unleash our business efficiency and potential, says Quality Roading...

7 August 2020

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Collaboration key to Mahia road project success

A bunch of “top men and women” working together to improve the roads around Mahia say their uniquely-collaborative...

1 August 2020

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“There’s NZTA certified…and then there’s Joe Culshaw certified”

Expert heavy transport operator Joe Culshaw retired from Quality Roading and Services this month leaving a legacy...

29 July 2020

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Kinikini Rd repair

Residents and forestry planting contractors are thrilled with Quality Roading and Services’s repair work to fix a...

27 July 2020

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Keeping QRS's wheels turning - Wattie Te Amo

By morning smoko Wattie Te Amo may already have driven more than 200 kilometres. “You have to get to every site...

21 July 2020

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Isa Robertson right at home at QRS

ISA Robertson is well familiar with big machinery – after leaving Wairoa for the “bright city lights” of Sydney...

8 July 2020

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Bob the builder retires

Retired builder and town footpath repair veteran Bob Drysdale has great advice for any Wairoa residents who might...

19 June 2020

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Aaron saves the day

A Havelock North couple stranded near Kotemaori on Friday afternoon has thanked QRS project supervisor Aaron...

18 June 2020

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Maths matters!

Quality Roading and Services’s Quintin Baty has earned his Certificate in Highway Engineering (Civil) and overcome...

29 May 2020

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Lockdown couldn't cage Wairoa swimmer!

MAY 4 was set to be a big day for Wairoa's Reynolds-Smith whanau. Thirteen-year-old Kaylah Reynolds and mum Joanne...

13 May 2020

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COVID-19 testing at QRS helps form community picture

Quality Roading and Service staff helped health officials with surveillance testing this morning in a collective...

8 May 2020

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We're back and we're busy!

Quality Roading and Services staff were “amped” to get back to work this morning after having their temperature...

28 April 2020

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Engineer road-ready and raring to go!

BY the fourth week of lockdown Quintin Baty had spent lots of quality time with his wife and teenage son, done...

27 April 2020

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QRS set to thrive post-pandemic

A combination of caring for people and good management and planning means Quality Roading and Services goes into a...

24 April 2020

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QRS to close during lockdown

The New Zealand Government has will shift the COVID-19 status to Level 4 tonight (Wednesday 25 March) to fight the...

25 March 2020

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A message to QRS suppliers, customers and other members of the public re COVID-19

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation develops in New Zealand we are monitoring it closely and following...

19 March 2020

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Top performer promoted as Karen Burger departs

As Quality Roading and Services farewells chief financial officer Karen Burger, succession planning means most of...

18 March 2020

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Meet Siobhan Storey - QRS's new financial controller

Finance administrator Siobhan Storey will take over a large amount of the financial strategy and reporting task...

18 March 2020

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Kaylah dives into national champs

It’s 4.30am when dedicated teenage athlete Kaylah Reynolds hears her mother’s knock on her bedroom door...

14 February 2020

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'Toots' jumps the ditch

After 15 years in Australia Waa ‘Toots’ Rowlands is immersing himself in Maoritanga and life at Lake Waikaremoana...

10 February 2020

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News in 2019

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Wairoa in new QRS board member's bones

Although he was born in Waipukurau, new QRS board member Fenton Wilson grew up on the inter-generational...

3 December 2019

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Civil contracting distinction for three QRS staff

When you start at the bottom it’s important to be recognised as you move up within your chosen industry, says one...

22 November 2019

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NZTA award recognises health and safety commitment at QRS

Senior Quality Roading and Services staff have paid credit to fellow Hawkes Bay civil construction company McNatty...

8 November 2019

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Record breaking profit growth at QRS

Locally owned Wairoa civil construction and roading company Quality Roading and Services has made a...

17 October 2019

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Fairy tale ending for Fairy Springs track repair

Wet feet are a thing of the past on the stunning Lake Kaitawa Fairy Springs track now that Quality Roading and...

24 September 2019

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Youngster has opportunity

At 16 years old Kauri Gray, Ngāti Kahungunu, is the youngest member of the Quality Roading and Services team but...

2 September 2019

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Foot on the pedal for his future

With a stake in the future as an automotive engineer, young Quality Roading and Services labourer Tiakiwai King...

27 August 2019

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Melissa Stanaway rides into QRS

THE team in Quality Roading and Services' workshop have new competition for the title of company grease monkey...

15 August 2019

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Most important part of this company are the people, says QRS board chair

Guy Gaddum knows the value of hard graft – growing up near Gisborne, his quarrier dad would wake his sons at 4am...

8 August 2019

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Davena makes her mark

Davena Morunga, Rongomaiwahine, is making sure the region’s newest road safety measures don’t disrupt existing...

4 August 2019

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Mind the gap at Mahia

QRS has been helping apply a temporary repair to the Mahia East Coast Road near the Waitapatu Culvert where...

24 July 2019

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NZ transport expert David Proctor joins QRS board

Quality Roading and Services newest director has worked on significant transport projects in every corner of New...

23 July 2019

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Mind the gap

QRS has been helping apply a temporary repair to the Mahia East Coast Road near the Waitapatu Culvert where...

15 July 2019

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Maintaining drains no brainer

Locals would face more flooding, washouts and potholes on rural roads if it wasn’t for QRS maintaining 30km of...

15 July 2019

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Te Uhi Hill retaining wall

Wairoa’s stunning hill top gateway has been reinforced now that a dropout to the side of Te Uhi Hill has been...

15 July 2019

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Waiau River washout

It’s taken QRS six months to rebuild a portion of Waiau River bank after significant washouts compromised the...

15 July 2019

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Sam rides the rail again

He knew they could fix it, he just didn't think they would fix it, so when the Wairoa-to-Napier rail line reopened...

10 July 2019

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Well-known local businessman farewells dynamic company

Well-known Wairoa businessman Ian Redshaw farewelled Quality Roading and Services as a director last week saying...

28 June 2019

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Rose to join NZ Police

As a student at Wairoa College, Rose Campbell, Rongomaiwahine, was perhaps best-known for her fine vocal skill...

14 June 2019

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Training hub for civil contracting sector one step closer

A training hub in Wairoa for Hawke’s Bay’s civil contracting sector is one step closer thanks to a Provincial...

13 June 2019

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Roading expert returns to hometown

IF there is anything Michelle Hedley knows – it’s roading; and now she’s chosen to take the road that leads back...

27 May 2019

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Rob getting ready for workshop makeover

When Robert Mayhead says he's ready for a new challenge, he doesn’t think small!
A relative newcomer to QRS, the...

30 April 2019

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Construction site supervisor Arnold Smith

Having started work at QRS straight out of Wairoa College, Arnold Smith already has nearly seven years of service...

22 April 2019

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Meet project supervisor Aaron Munro

When we caught up with QRS project supervisor Aaron Munro he was anxiously waiting for a new digger to arrive from...

15 April 2019

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Age Concern Wairoa

Age Concern Wairoa’s general manager Rebecca Everson says the relationship with Quality Roading and Services help...

20 March 2019

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QRS secures $29 million in contracts in just one week

Quality Roading and Services (QRS) has started the year by securing $29 million in contracts around Hawkes Bay and...

15 February 2019

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QRS stalwarts go the distance

DON'T be fooled by the air of calm that surrounds Quality Roading and Services staffers Nick Murray and Phillip...

31 January 2019

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News in 2018

The big pine tree


When arguably the biggest pine in the district smashed onto Clifton and Lyall Road near Frasertown on 7 March...

19 December 2018

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Waste management better left to the experts

Looking after the environmental challenges associated with landfills and recycling are key components of waste...

7 December 2018

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Three QRS excavator operators take win!

Machine operator Tui Paikea delicately opened and poured a bottle of beer with a five-and-a-half tonne digger to...

19 November 2018

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Open day kicks off an extraordinary QRS auction

A 30-tonne excavator and a 40-tonne dump truck, as well as smaller civil contracting machinery, come under the...

2 November 2018

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Robust turnaround of fortune for QRS

Robust turnaround in fortune at QRS

A robust turnaround in fortune saw revenue at Quality Roading and Services up by $2.4 million to $15.8 million...

18 October 2018

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Wairoa, we're behind you!

AS an accountant Karen Burger is used to watching the pennies but there are times when she loves to loosen the...

28 September 2018

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QRS input boosts thriving Bike Park!

WITH weeks of bad weather behind them and their first big event due on Thursday, the guardians of Wairoa's new...

18 September 2018

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Bike Park

With weeks of bad weather behind them and their first big event looming, the guardians of Wairoa's new Mountain...

1 September 2018

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Camaraderie and common sense see slip moved

Camaraderie and common sense saw an estimated 1000 cubic meters of slip material with at least half covering the...

7 August 2018

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Paul Eaglesome – health and safety compliance officer

Dividing his time between work sites and the office Paul Eaglesome says he has the best job in the world. “My job...

23 July 2018

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Peter Wairau, the communicator

Peter Wairau doesn’t really have a word to describe a big chunk of the work he does at QRS. The health and safety...

19 July 2018

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Attraction of Wairoa lifestyle too hard to ignore

QRS’s signs technician Aaron Hoskin is synonymous with dozens of others Aucklanders taking advantage of the Wairoa...

6 July 2018

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Take the Long Way

Camaraderie and common sense saw an estimated 1000 cubic meters of slip material with at least half covering the...

1 July 2018

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Papa presides over parks and reserves

They don't call Phillip Tipu “Papa Phil” for nothing - after more than two decades of driving a lawnmower, he'...

29 June 2018

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Jacquie Burrows – payroll administrator

Since she joined QRS in mid-2017 payroll administrator Jacquie Burrows has yet to see the day when a colleague...

1 June 2018

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Stefini Burling-Claridge – administration manager

When it comes to keeping things ship-shape at QRS HQ, Stefini Burling-Claridge knows what she's talking about . ...

28 May 2018

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Awesome admin team: Emma Wills

QRS would grind to a halt if it weren't for four fabulous administration team members including Emma Wills. Read...

23 May 2018

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Birth of a new bridge!

A woman in labour was one of the last people across the old Waitahora Bridge on Friday adding to the drama a...

14 May 2018

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Birth of a Bridge

A woman in labour was one of the last people across the old Waitahora Bridge on Friday 11 May 2018 adding to the...

11 May 2018

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QRS 68 hour bridge challenge

Quality Roading and Services Wairoa will make local transport history in the weekend when the Waitahora Bridge i...

7 May 2018

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Return to profit for QRS, staff publicly thanked

QRS, Wairoa’s second biggest employer, has declared a return to profitability today and the board chair ha...

1 May 2018

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Bilingual signs in time for festival

“E Tū” . . . “halt!” That's the message from QRS courtesy of its shiny new bilingual signs being used at the Ngāti...

20 April 2018

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Women in roading: Shar Hawkins

AFTER only three years at QRS, Shar Hawkins is a great example of paving a pathway for future female operators in...

18 April 2018

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Mowers cover enough ground to get to Queensland!

Frances Lee and her colleagues mow the equivalent of Auckland to Cairns every year as part of QRS’s road...

29 March 2018

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First XV raw talent excites

Wairoa College’s First XV training squad is blessed with raw talent says new coach JJ Solomon, and QRS is backing...

22 March 2018

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Regular driver assessments impress

Newly introduced regular driver assessments at QRS have been met with universal endorsement.

20 March 2018

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Civil contracting apprenticeship for three QRS staff

THREE veteran Quality Roading and Services staff have gained Civil Trades Certification this week giving them...

5 March 2018

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From police stations to playgrounds

He's built police stations in the Soloman's and worked in Western Australian mines, but QRS project manager Mike...

2 March 2018

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QRS making a difference

Since coming on board with QRS, project manager Mike Wilson has overseen some significant QRS roading project...

2 March 2018

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Lake Road Slip

What a difference a day makes! When this slip closed Lake Rd near the summit on Tuesday 13 February 2018, our guy...

13 February 2018

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News in 2017

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Local pride in award-winning living building

Malcolm (Muzz) Tuahine, Ngai Tuhoe, is thrilled Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana developed by Ngai Tuhoe has won a...

23 November 2017

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Meet Muzz – Ngai Tuhoe, manager, father, Lakie, good guy!

Malcolm (Muzz) Tuahine, Ngai Tuhoe, has plenty to keep him busy in the job he loves at QRS.

23 November 2017

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Local sport

QRS loves sport! We get in behind athletics, football, rugby, netball, motocross, bowling, rodeo, boxing and cro...

23 November 2017

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Wairoa A&P Show

QRS is a passionate supporter of the Wairoa A&P Show. The country exhibition and fair is dedicated to celebrating...

15 November 2017

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Mangahohi Bridge

In 2017 QRS was contracted by the New Zealand Transport Agency to replace the single-lane Mangahohi Bridge, and...

14 November 2017

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Wild 2017 winter

Between 5 April and 14 July 2017 the region was hit by three massive weather events: Cyclone Debbie, ex-tropical...

14 November 2017

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Wairoa Destination Playground

QRS is engaged in earthworks in preparation for development of the Wairoa Destination Playground.

14 November 2017

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Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana

QRS was very proud to be involved with the creation of the new visitor centre and living building Te Wharehou o...

14 November 2017

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Picnic tables for travellers

QRS has helped make a small, but welcome difference, to a rest area south of Wairoa.

14 November 2017

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Pukekaramea repeater station

In 2017 QRS commissioned a state of the art digital radio communications network that allows it, and other user...

14 November 2017

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The Gaiety Cinema and Theatre

While staying well out of the spotlight QRS has quietly supported Wairoa’s Gaiety Cinema and Theatre to the tune...

14 November 2017

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$1.3 million revenue increase pours wages into homes

Revenue at Quality Roading and Services was up by $1.3 million to $13.3 million and nearly half of that poured...

13 November 2017

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Proposed company restructure to propel QRS into the future

A proposed significant restructure at Quality Roading and Services Wairoa could help the company win contracts and...

5 October 2017

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That man deserves a chocolate fish - Rob Ruru

Late last month QRS supervisor Rob Ruru received a shout out for his grader expertise. Here he talks a little bit...

27 September 2017

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New QRS CEO is listening...

​Not long after Nigel Pollock started as the boss of Quality Roading and Services, the QRS office took a charged...

26 September 2017

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Wairoa’s Nigel Pollock to head Quality Roading and Services

Wairoa man Nigel Pollock has seized the chance to take the reins of the district’s biggest civil construction and...

9 June 2017

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