NZ Master Joiner Awards
NZ Master Joiner Awards
The 2017 winning entries in the annual NZ Master Joiner Awards have been announced this evening at the NZ Master Joiner Awards Dinner at the Wairakei Resort in Taupo.
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 again 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. It is heartening to see the pride in our trade and the skills we can offer our clients.”
Best Speciality, Stairs, Bar/Counter, Fitment
Murray McIndoe, McIndoe Kitchens, Napier
Best Door or Window Dave Cunningham, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland
Best Use of Imported Timber Dave Cunningham, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland
Best Kitchen Greg & Leigh Ayers, Advanced Joinery, Christchurch
Best Kitchen under $15,000 Karen Harlen, Bays Joinery, Nelson
Best Kitchen $15,000 to $30,000 Greg Rabbitte, Rabbitte Joinery, Hastings
Best Kitchen Design Kirsty Davis, Hagley Kitchens, Christchurch
Best Use of Colour Anna Thomas, Bays Joinery, Nelson
Best Use of Creative Lighting George Molnar, Bays Joinery, Nelson
SUPREME AWARD Greg & Leigh
Ayers, Advanced Joinery,
(Sponsored by Carters)
Best Regional Awards:
Auckland / Northland McNaughton Windows and Doors, Auckland
Waikato / Bay Of Plenty. Wackrow’s Joinery, Cambridge
Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay. Rabbitte Joinery, Hastings
Central Unique Timber Joinery, Palmerston North
Taranaki Vogue Kitchens & Appliances, New Plymouth
Wellington Countrylane Kitchens, Carterton
Nelson / Marlborough Bays Joinery, Nelson
Canterbury Advanced Joinery, Christchurch
Waitaki Barrett Joinery, Timaru
Otago / Southland Formatt Bespoke Joinery, Queenstown
NZ MASTER JOINERS APPRENTICE AWARDS
Also announced at the Awards Dinner were the winners in the NZ 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 Conor Hunter, Personal Touch Kitchens, Te Awamutu
Best Fitment 4,001 – 8,000 hours Fraser Hall, Vogue Kitchens & Appliances, New Plymouth
Best Timber Project 0 – 4,000 hours Tiarn Ririnui, Clearline, Mt Maunganui
Best Timber Project 4,001 – 8,000 hours Sam Clapham, Reilly Joinery, Feilding
Highest Judged for Workmanship
and Skill Tiarn Ririnui, Clearline, Mt
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.
Carl Lewis, Vogue Kitchens & Appliances, New Plymouth