Game on!


One of the great benefits of belonging to the Registered Master Builders Association is the opportunity to attend the most successful building industry conference in New Zealand.

This has been running consecutively for 113 years, and this year’s conference is now only a couple of months away.
It provides a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with interesting and successful like-minded people, with great opportunities to learn and network.
If you haven’t attended before, I encourage you to seriously consider the benefits that the impressive array of speakers, presenters and workshops offer to grow your business — and yourselves.

Sir John Kirwan is the headline speaker and hardly needs any introduction after his stellar All Black exploits and international coaching career. However, his honest and courageous contribution to improving mental health and, particularly, the influence of this disease on men, is remarkable. He was recently voted the person Kiwis trust the most in a Readers Digest poll.

Currently he is the Auckland Blues coach and, luckily, is available to us because of the break in the Super 15 for the June internationals. He is due to speak after the opening address by Minister for Building and Housing Maurice Williamson, who is attending for the seventh consecutive year.

Olympic gold medallist and a key member of our America’s Cup team Rob Waddell, and Dr Ian Brooks, the most prolific business author in New Zealand with 16 books, complete our keynote speaker line up.

Workshops and presentations will also be taken by industry leaders and advisers to inspire and inform those attending.
As always, industry suppliers will contribute to an outstanding trade show of new and innovative products.

I always enjoy the tremendous camaraderie and social side of the conference, and I’m sure Taupo RMB president Mark Allen and his executive will provide a memorable experience in New Zealand’s most visited tourist destination.

The conference is being held at the Wairakei Resort, Taupo, on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 June, ending on Saturday morning.

Details can be found on the Registered Master Builders web site, or contact Bev McKay on 04 385 5630 or email