Reminder NZCB Apprentice Challenge 1 April, 2023 – Sponsored by ITM

NZCB Apprentice Challenge Regional Finals 2023

Dear Member,

On Saturday 1st April, carpentry apprentices will go head-to-head in an eight-hour challenge, where their skills will be put to the test on a unique building project at the NZCB Apprentice Challenge Sponsored by ITM Regional Competitions. Competitions will be held at ITM stores nationwide + selected venues.

Thanks to ITM’s sponsorship, every competitor will receive a prize pack for participating as well as major prizes up for grabs for 1st , 2nd and 3rd place prize packages!!!!
The winner from each region then goes on to compete at the National Final. 1st place national final winner = $10,000 in prizes, 2nd place = $7500 in prizes, 3rd place = $5000 in prizes.

Best viewing time – 3pm onwards
Prize-giving – 5pm

Come and support the apprentices in your region!


Bay of Islands/Far North
Bay of Islands ITM – Waipapa
411 Waipapa Road, Waipapa   

1/30 Rauiti Road, Marsden Cove   

Hillside ITM Glenfield
131 Diana Drive, Glenfield  

Wintec Campus
51 Akoranga Road, Avalon
H Block , Visitors Car – Follow Signage  

Tauranga Districts 
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
E Block
70 Windermere Drive, Poike  

Held at Tauranga Districts  

Held at Tauranga Districts  

Versatile Buildings 390 Gladstone Road   

ITM – Taupo, 5 Curlys Way, Tauhara 

UCOL Campus, Princess St
Palmerston North 

Western Institute of Technology
20 Bell Street, Welbourn, New Plymouth

Held at Wairarapa

3 Thristle Ave, Masterton 

Nelson Bays 
NMIT Trade Campus
390 Lower Queen Street, Richmond

Hamptons ITM, 151 Ferry Road, Christchurch

Mid & South Canterbury 
Ashburton ITM, 5 Range St, Ashburton

Dunedin ITM, 13 Wharf Street

Central Otago 
Southland Lakes ITM, 64 McNulty Road Cromwell  

Southern Institute of Technology Carpentry Block, Access off Jay Street Invercargill

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