Fletcher Construction announces new support for Māori and Pasifika Engineers
Jun 14, 2022
Fletcher Construction is proud to be supporting Māori and Pasifika engineers with a new sponsorship of SPPEEx (South Pacific Professional Engineering Excellence). The organisation’s purpose is to support the growth and development of Māori and Pasifika in engineering. SPPEEx has been around for almost 20 years, but until now has been predominantly funded by small grants and membership fees. Now, with the financial support of Fletcher Construction, Beca and Watercare, the group has ambitious plans for their future.
SPPEEx Vice President and Fletcher Construction Planner Cory Teina says he’s stoked Fletcher Construction has agreed to support SPPEEx’s mahi. “As with any voluntary operation, it can be tricky getting initiatives off the ground and even trickier keeping them going in a sustainable way. Having the backing from organisations like Fletcher Construction really helps the cause. We’re now able to put on more events on a larger scale and better connect our community. We’ve already got a few ideas in the pipeline, so It’s exciting times ahead"
Fletcher Construction Graduate Engineers Fatima Atonio and Francis Swanney-Fetalaiga and Site Engineer Ofa Halatanu are also on the SPPEEx Executive Team.