2019 marks a record year for the NZCB Apprentice Challenge, which recognises emerging building talent from across New Zealand. Now in its eigth year, entries have tripled since the inaugural event with carpentry apprentices from 19 regions competing for the title. The challenge is open to apprentices employed by a NZCB member or enrolled with ITAB (Industry Training Association Building). The challenge is a great opportunity to celebrate the hard work and craftsmanship of up and coming New Zealand builders.

The Apprentice Challenge is run with support from sponsors…

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*All sponsors and prize values based on the 2018 NZCB Apprentice Challenge competition and are subject to variation between annual events

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All participants in Regional Events

Prize Value $500*

1st Place – Makita Skillsaw

2nd Place – Makita Site Radio

3rd Place – Makita Drill & Driver Kit

All participants:

  • Apprentice Challenge T Shirts
  • ITM Branded Merchandise

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All participants in National Final receive Prize package Value $2500*

  • NZCB, ITM & PlaceMakers Branded Clothing
  • Power Tools
  • Hand Tools
  • NZS 3604

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First Place National Final

Prize package Value $10,000*

  • $3k Power tool & Hand tools package
  • Adventure Tourism Voucher
  • Clothing Voucher
  • GoPro Hero 4 Video Camera
  • $2.5k Technology Item – Noel Leeming
  • Rotary Hammer Drill – Hilti

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2nd Place National Final

Prize package Value $5000*

  • $3.5k Power tool & Hand tool package
  • $1k Technology Item
  • Rotary Hammer Drill – Hilti

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3rd Pace National Final

Prize package Value $2500*

  • FrameMaster Nailgun
  • TrimMaster Nailgun
  • Rotary Hammer Drill

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NZCB Chairman’s Award National Final

Prize package Value $1500*

  • $1k Power tool package
  • Technology Item

Sponsorship opportunities available for those wanting to get involved – please contact us.