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Winning skills spotlight opportunities in boat-building

A 20-year old boat-building apprentice employed by Far North Holdings has come second in a national boat-building competition. Todd Leahy from Opua was part of a team drawn from marine businesses around the Bay of Islands to compete in the annual Marine Trades Challenge in Auckland in February.

The team, Apprentice Inc, comprised three apprentices and a qualified boat-builder from Far North Holdings-owned Bay of Islands Boatyard in Opua, Craig Partridge Yachts in Waipapa and Orakei Marina in Auckland.

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