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Carpentry apprentices battle it out for the top spot

New Zealand’s top ten carpentry apprentices will be putting their skills to the test when they undertake a 6-hour practical challenge this Friday. The judges will be watching closely as the regional finalists’ compete to become the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year.

Media, family, and friends are encouraged to come along and cheer on the industry’s future leaders at the ASB showgrounds between 8am and 1pm this Friday 9 November.

The competition winner will be announced that evening, at a gala dinner hosted by Mike Puru.

This year the competition will be running alongside the Auckland Build Expo, an event which hosts a range of the constructions sector’s industry professionals and leaders.

Key representatives from the building and construction industry will be attending to support the apprentices as they begin to make their mark on the industry.

Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year: Practical Judging Component

When: Friday 9 November, 8.00am – 1:00pm

Where: ASB Showgrounds, Auckland


National Finalists:

Callum Cradock, 20, from Warkworth, employed by Warkworth Construction Limited and trained through BCITO.

Thomas Monnery, 23, from Auckland, employed by Hutton Builders Limited and trained through BCITO.

Sam Pulis, 24, from Tauranga, employed by Gudsell Designer Homes Ltd and trained through BCITO.

Curtis Taukiri, 22, from Hamilton, employed by Lunix Homes Ltd and trained through BCITO.



Matthew Morison, 22, from Waipukurau employed by Waipukurau Construction and trained through BCITO.

Corbin Mills, 22, from New Plymouth, employed by B D Hill Building Limited and trained through BCITO.

Kyle Tonks, 22, from Porirua employed by Tonks Residential Construction Ltd and trained through BCITO.

Thomas Ashley, 26, from Nelson, employed by Tasman Homes Ltd and trained through the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

Peter Ravn, 26, from Christchurch, employed by Armitage Williams Construction Ltd and trained through the BCITO.

Angus Gray, 22, from Lake Hawea, employed by Bagley Construction Ltd and trained through the BCITO.


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