Apprentice of the Year - top regional apprentices announced 

18 June 2024

The Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year competition, in Partnership with CARTERS, is underway for 2024.

The Regional Practical Competition took place at CARTERS stores across the country on Saturday 8 June. We had over 120 apprentices competing in this year’s competition – an amazing turn out! You can check out photos from the day here

Thank you to all our entrants, we were so excited to be cheering you all on.

The top 10 apprentices for reach region will now go on to the second stage of the competition made up of site visits and interviews where they all have the chance to win top spot in their region and go on to the National Competition in November. 

Congratulations to the top apprentices for each region! Listed alphabetically by region below

Blake Huband employed by Pure Quality Construction
Haylee Lemon employed by Kevin Goodall Builders
Jayden Hudson-Owen employed by CJ Building 
Joshua Strydom employed by NZ Builders
Keith Spittle employed by Nook Homes
Luke Hempel employed by Glover Homes
Michael Dunnion employed by Scott Waters Building
Sam McAllister employed by Close and Co

Barjonah Buxton employed by PDB Homes
Daniel Webb employed by Made By 
Daniel Smith employed by Structured Builders Limited
George Harris employed by Deftcon LTD
Joe Haydock employed by Coppins Construction
Joseph Hollins employed by Faulkner Construction 
Kit Haeta Pardoe employed by Cheyne Construction
Liam Kilduff employed by Warwick Gair Builders
Liam Armstrong employed by Neo Build
Michael Rolston employed by Haven Residential

Bay of Plenty and Central Plateau
Ben McGee-Thomas employed by Genxhomes BOP
Cory McConnell employed by Jones Builders
Daniel Gibson employed by Gudsell Designer Homes
Hunter Thompson employed by Gudsell Designer Homes
Rhys Howard employed by Venture Developments
Richard Murray employed by J & L Build
Scott Davies employed by Gudsell Designer Homes

Bradley Aisher employed by Ardent Building Developments
Harry Phipps employed by Tim Whittle Homes
Hunter Moon employed by Foster Construction
Isaac Parker employed by Brown Construction and MRB Build
Jono Porritt employed by Michael Porritt Builder
Keegan Comber employed by RVB Construction
Murray Heaslip employed by Kelvin Lalich Builders
Sam Pickering employed by Vuglar Builders
Sean Collinson-Smith employed by Wilson Designer Homes
Tom Webb employed by Karl Kampenhout Builders

Central North Island 
Adam O’Shea employed by Renovation Hawkes Bay
Alfie Wilson employed by Redmond Builders
Jacob Ammundsen employed by Humphries Construction
Jasper Cooper employed by Harkness Builders
Jordan Dredge employed by John Kitto Construction
Karl Pascoe employed by Gemini Pepper Construction
Mackenzie Williams employed by Richards Construction
Matthew Hainsworth employed by Landmark Homes Manawatu
Raven Smith-Steele employed by Wayne Bishop Building Group
Scott Emerson employed by Shane Stone Builders

Lower North Island 
Alfonso Escobar employed by Blokhaus
Ben Stokes employed by SGB Construction
Daniel Caughley employed by Makers Fabrication Ltd
Hendrik van Stryp employed by TH Carpentry
Joshua Cardno employed by Expert Building Solutions
Neo Broomhall employed by Ihaka construction
Noah Stock employed by Willie Davis Limited
Robert Veldman employed by Denholm Construction
Sam Pilcher employed by Tararua builders
Te ata Po Kiriona-Devonshire employed by Davis Building LTD

Upper South Island 
Alfred Johnson employed by Roger Kenning Builders
Bailey Sherratt employed by Jason Frater Builders
Benjamin employed by Kearns Scott Construction
Cody Stone employed by HR Construction
Dylan Gelling employed by Ruby Bay Construction
Harley Thompson employed by Fitzgerald Construction
Jonathan Wasley employed by Wasley & Co Ltd
Liam Barclay employed by Scott Construction Marlborough
Tyrone Pike employed by Scott Construction Marlborough
Zachary Hannah employed by Tetris Builders ltd

Central South Island 
Adam Harford employed by Trent Builders 
Carl Smith employed by Cook Brothers Construction
Jamie Pottinger employed by Southern Builders 
Joel Maguire employed by Metzger Builders
July Vanboxel employed by CJS Build 
Lennard Funke employed by Knox Builders 
Sam Hemmingson-White employed by Clive Barrington Construction
Tendy Cooper employed by Home Construction
Thomas O’Connell employed by Homebase Construction 

Cody Harvey employed by Cavalier Homes Southland & Otago
Corey Lindon employed by Cook Brothers Construction
Isaac Paton employed by Renomaster
James Isted-Salmon employed by Ferguson Builders 
Jonathon Copley employed by Cook Brothers Construction
Logan Anderson employed by Caldwell and Highsted
Luka Stackhouse employed by Corkery Builders
Oliver Hughes employed by Stewart Construction
Sam Hoskins employed by Dunlop Builders 
Sam Anderson employed by Ironwood Construction


National Practical
The National Practical will be co-located at CONZTRUCT Auckland North on Thursday 7 November 2024 at Eventfinda Stadium.

CONZTRUCT is New Zealand's largest travelling construction trade show and attracts thousands of builders, architects, designers, and other trade professionals at its 16 annual events nationwide. Each event covers the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, and the exhibition includes showcasing a diverse range of products and services from the industry’s brand leaders.