The 2023 RFUANZ Awards were presented on the 13th June, at the Gala Dinner and Awards Night, Congratulations to the following organizations/individuals:

Project Excellence
Outback Communications and Queenstown Radio Services

Outback Communications and Summit Radio Services
Congratulations Corey and Graham and your team combining your forces and
providing a comprehensive communications solution for the production of a brand new reality TV series called Tracked currently broadcasting on TV3
The project took place during the months May and
June 2022 and was based throughout remote locations in the South Island of New Zealand.
Having been engaged by Great Southern TV, Corey from Outback Communications and Graham from Queenstown Radio Services provided an exceptional service
throughout the 8-week production.

Silver Shield
De-arna Ealam
Ashley Communications

De arna is single handily responsible for Ashcoms H&S ecosystem. She ensures we remain compliant and qualified to meet our customers’ requirements, as well as our own internal H&S policy.
De-arna ensures that incident forms are filled out, risk assessments are completed and filed, and that the safety systems become a way of life rather than an afterthought for Ashley Communications staff.

Outstanding Professional
Stewart Drummond
Canterbury  Communications

Stewart has a wealth of skills, knowledge, and experience in the radio industry. He works well with our other team members and is always happy to pass on his knowledge to other team members to help them develop. Stewart has written training documentation and has also delivered training for other dealers to help train the new generation of technicians.

Excellence in Customer Service
Lorna Goulding
Hi Tec Aerials

Lorna’s role is far more than taking orders, for many customers it is first understanding their problem and helping get them to a solution.
For Hi-Tec Aerials, almost no two customers have the same requirements. Lorna is the front line working out customer requirements, matching this up to a product and suggesting a customisation to improve the fit for the customer.
Customers often speak highly of being able to pick up the phone, get Lorna on the other end, work out the last bit of what they need and have their order underway with confidence.

Rising Star
Cameron Jolly
Outback Communications

Cameron is now a well-rounded installation technician with experience in all aspects of Outback Communications business. He often is left to self-manage large fleet roll outs. We frequently receive positive feedback from customers about his workmanship and easy-going nature. Cameron actively contributes with input into designs for new builds, and suggestions for alternative approaches to tasks that make life easier.

Lifetime Service Award
Kevin Dove    
Dove Communications

Kevin has spent his working life in the two-way radio industry and has worked diligently over the last 20 years to build Dove Communications into a successful three location business that have delivered a wide range of successful projects for numerous clients. Kevin has very recently sold the Dove Communications business to one of his existing staff and has retired from day-to-day operations to pursue his goal of reducing his golf handicap.

20 years ago Kevin started Dove Communications having already worked on/for:
• Mission Ships – as a radio operator and radio engineer
• Concord – Hamilton
• Richardson – Hamilton

Dove Communications started life in Kevin’s Hamilton Garage with 6 x handheld portables. The business started providing rental radios to various events. Kevin developed several innovative systems and processes to help grow the rental radio business including rolling out an LTR- analogue trunking system and developing an automated rental radio management and configuration system.
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