RFUANZ report: AGM results and award winners announced

Radio Frequency Users Association of New Zealand (RFUANZ)

By John Laughton, Chairman
Thursday, 29 September, 2022

RFUANZ report: AGM results and award winners announced

The 26th annual general meeting of RFUANZ was held during the Comms Connect exhibition on 22 June 2022 at Te Pae in Christchurch.

At this meeting I am pleased to advise that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was tabled, agreed to and signed by the RFUANZ Chair (myself) and Mike Smith, Chair of WISPA NZ.

We look forward to sharing information and working together for the good of all spectrum users in the industry.

We continue to work with ARCIA, with whom we signed an MoU a couple of years ago aligning much of the industry requirements here in NZ with those in Australia.

Training is very much at the forefront of RFUANZ, and we are looking to introduce a Level 4 program by early 2023.

Before I introduce the new team, I would like to acknowledge outgoing members Steve Davis and Steffen Kennerly. Thank you for your contributions throughout the past year.

We welcome two new committee members to the team: Graham Markson and Soren Lowe. Other remaining committee members include David Johnston (VC), Mike Head (Treasurer), Debby Morgan (Secretary), Corey Weir, Carl Garner, Justin Wonderlick and Dale Roberts.

Our gala dinner and awards night was a successful evening, with our very own Jason Gunn acting as emcee for the evening. Jason’s lighthearted humour appealed to many attendees, including those from overseas.

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Project Excellence — Paul Brooks, Logic Wireless
  • Silver Shield — Keri Cope, Outback Communications
  • Outstanding Professional — Brent Painter, Logic Wireless
  • Excellence in Customer Service — Cyley Murphy, Tait Communications
  • Rising Star — Scott McMillan, Hi Tec Aerials
  • Lifetime Service Award — Neville Digby (formerly Orion Group)

For more information on our winners, please view our webpage: https://rfuanz.org.nz/previous-rfuanz-awards/rfuanz-2022-awards/.

This year we had 28 nominations for awards, so it was a difficult job for the judges, but it is pleasing to see so many nominations being entered. While not everyone can win on the night, to be recognised by way of a nomination shows that there are people in the industry who want to thank you.

Paul Brooks.

Keri Cope.

Brent Painter.

Cyley Murphy.

Scott McMillan.

Neville Digby.

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