Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Master Joiner Awards

25 June 2014

Master Joiner Awards

The 2014 winning entries in the annual Master Joiner Awards were announced last Saturday evening at the Master Joiner Awards Dinner at the Puke Ariki Museum in New Plymouth.

The aim of the Awards is to promote excellence in joinery design and craftsmanship, to encourage the use of sustainable timbers, and to showcase the finest work from the industry. These are the largest industry awards of their kind in New Zealand.

Judging criteria includes design, workmanship, innovative use of materials, complexity of project, and visual appeal.

Kitchen design is judged on the WOW factor, cutting edge design, practicality, and creative use of materials and colour.

The judges commented:
“There has been high interest and a record number of entries this year in the Master Joiner Awards, and we congratulate all contestants on their efforts. This competition has shown that winners can come from all sized projects, from those with an endless supply of money to those of very modest means.”

“The high levels of skills, knowledge and innovation the Joinery trade offers have been well showcased, not to mention the personal satisfaction that has been gained.”

Best Regional Awards:
• Auckland: Artisan Carpentry, Auckland
• Waikato / Bay of Plenty: Beaver Kitchens, Whakatane
• Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay: Sydaz Joinery, Napier
• Taranaki: Rhys Powell Joinery, New Plymouth
• Wellington: Prestige Joinery, Masterton
• Nelson/Marlborough: Waimea West Joinery, Nelson
• Canterbury: Murray Hewitt Joinery, Christchurch
• Waitaki: Barrett Joinery, Timaru
• Otago / Southland: Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin

Best Use of Imported Timber: Charles de Lapomarède, Artisan Carpentry, Auckland

Best Use of Creative Lighting: Nadine Hill, Barrett Joinery, Timaru

Best Use of Colour: Rhys Severn, Pete’s Joinery, Greytown

Best Kitchen Design: Mark Bruce, Beaver Kitchens, Whakatane

Best Kitchen under $15,000: Nadine Hill, Barrett Joinery, Timaru

Best Kitchen $15,000 to $30,000: Colin Hayes, Bays Joinery, Blenheim

Best Kitchen: Mark Bruce, Beaver Kitchens, Whakatane

Best Door or Window: Kathy Gibbs, Waimea West Joinery, Nelson

Best Speciality, Stairs, Bar/Counter, Fitment: Charles de Lapomarède, Artisan Carpentry, Auckland

Charles de Lapomarède, Artisan Carpentry, Auckland
(Sponsored by Carters)


Also announced at the Awards Dinner were the winners in the Master Joiners Apprentice Awards competition. This competition is open to all joinery apprentices in New Zealand who may present a project with a minimum of 80% completed entirely by the apprentice.

Best Fitment 0 – 4,000 hours: James Coutts, Hughes Joinery, Palmerston North

Best Fitment 4,001 – 8,000 hours: Shane Pilkinton, Masterwood Joinery, Cromwell

Best Timber Project 0 – 4,000 hours: Ethan Coles, Ruben’s Joinery, Christchurch

Best Timber Project 4,001 – 8,000 hours: Mohamed Valibhai, Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin

Highest Judged for Workmanship and Skill: Mohamed Valibhai, Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin

Gordon Caulfield Memorial Trophy
To the Employer of the apprentice with the highest scoring points in the 4,001 – 8,000 Hours category, who is a member of Master Joiners.
Andrew Duncan, Stevenson & Williams, Dunedin


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Health: New Zealand's First ‘No Sugary Drinks’ Logo Unveiled

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington... It will empower communities around New Zealand to lift their health and wellbeing and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in our diets. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news