NZCB In The News – 21 June 2024 – Three News

New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Apprentice Challenge

Here at the Takina Convention Centre this has been transformed into an amazing workshop for the New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Apprentice Challenge.

This is the pre challenge to the final tonight where the 20 top carpentry apprentices will be battling it out for the top spot. And they’ve been challenged this morning with creating a kennel.  They’ve each been given a dog, a stuffed animal and a stuffed toy.  And basically they have to create an amazing kennel.  And this will then be donated to the SPCA.  I’m joined by organiser Nick, Mathews. Tell us a little bit about what’s in store for today.

It is a really fun event and we like to keep it light.  We’ve got some fantastic sponsors, so the apprentices have to design and build a dog kennel. As he said, it goes to the SPCA.

Later, this afternoon there’s a fun event.  We don’t like to let on too much about what’s happening but there will be dog related activities using maybe a dog Frisbee and a ball thrower.  It’s really light-hearted, and its just a nice way to start the afternoon festivities as part of the overall event.  And you’ve got some very talented people here!

What did they have to do to get to the final today. So, they are actually competing in the New Zealand Certified Builders Apprentice Challenge which is sponsored by ITM.

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