Sponsored by Master Joiners, NZ Panels Group, Joiners Magazine, Nelson Pine Industries and BCITO, the apprentice competition was open to all joinery apprentices in New Zealand. To enter apprentices were asked to present an individual project with a minimum of 80% of the work completed entirely on their own.
We’re pleased to congratulate the following 2018 competition winners.
Best Fitment Under 2 Years - Brett Miller, Christie Builders & Joiners, Napier
Best Timber Project Under 2 Years – Logan van der Meer, Molloy Joinery, Napier
Best Timber Project Over 2 years – Dylan Parsons, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland
Judged highest for workmanship and Skill - Brett Miller, Christie Builders & Joiners, Napier
People's Choice Award Under 2 Years - Brett Miller, Christie Builders and Joiners, Napier
People's Choice Award Over 2 Years - Sonja Mans, Seaboard Joinery, Auckland
Let’s also say thanks to the employers who support these apprentices who were also applauded on the night.
This year the Gordon Caulfield Memorial Trophy for the employer of the apprentice with the highest scoring points in the Over 2 years category, who is a member of Master Joiners, was awarded to Andrew Riley, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland.
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Peter Ravn from Christchurch has been named the country’s top carpentry apprentice, taking out the title of Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year at this year’s national competition.