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NZ Master Joiner Awards

NZ Master Joiner Awards

The 2018 winning entries in the annual NZ Master Joiner Awards have been announced this evening at the NZ Master Joiner Awards Dinner at the Villa Maria Estate in Auckland.

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.”

Category Winners:

Best Speciality, Bar/Counter, Fitment
Margarette Sellers, The Sellers Room, Nelson

Best Stairs George Molnar, Bays Joinery, Nelson

Best Door or Window Dave Cunningham, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland

Best Use of Imported Timber Gary Turner, Stevenson & Williams Joinery, Dunedin

Best Kitchen Hamish Kane, Firman Joinery, Oamaru

Best Kitchen under $15,000 Helen Barnett, Complete Kitchens, Nelson

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

Best Kitchen Design Kirsty Davis, Hagley Kitchens, Christchurch

Best Use of Colour Trudi Rabbitte, Rabbitte Joinery, Hastings

Best Use of Creative Lighting Hamish Kane, Firman Joinery, Oamaru

SUPREME AWARD Hamish Kane, Firman Joinery, Oamaru
(Sponsored by Carters)

Best Regional Awards:

Auckland / Northland McNaughton Windows and Doors, Auckland

Waikato / Bay Of Plenty. Beaver Kitchens, Whakatane

Hawke’s Bay / Poverty Bay. Rabbitte Joinery, Hastings

Central Reilly Joinery, Feilding

Taranaki Rhys Powell Joinery, New Plymouth

Wellington Prestige Joinery, Masterton

Nelson / Marlborough The Sellers Room, Nelson

Canterbury Hagley Kitchens, Christchurch

Waitaki Firman Joinery, Oamaru

Otago / Southland Stevenson & Williams Joinery, Dunedin


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 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

Highest Judged for Workmanship and Skill Brett Miller, Christie Builders & Joiners, Napier

Gordon Caulfield Memorial Trophy
To the Employer of the apprentice with the highest scoring points in the Over 2 Years category, who is a member of Master Joiners.
Andrew Riley, McNaughton Windows & Doors, Auckland


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