Conference 2016

Carba-TecMENZSHED NZ Blue Skies ConferenceFairDinkum logo
Kaiapoi 15 – 17 April 2016


Registration for the MENZSHED NZ Blue Skies conference closed 31 March 2016.

A report on the conference can be found here.

The following is for information only.

The conference schedule can be seen here.

P&N logoEarly bird registration for members of sheds that are members of MENZSHED NZ is just $100. Early bird registration for others is $125. If paying through an overseas bank account, add NZ$12 and use the Swift Code CITINZ2X. 

Please read first the Conference issue 15 January which contains all the information you will need for registration. Included are links to additional files. Also see the April update for access to Blue Skies.

The preferred way to register is using the online form and preferrCancer societyed payment is by direct bank transfer.

Don’t forget to start thinking about your shed entries for the “Our shed in a shoebox” exhibition. It is not a competition and there is a good selection of product to be drawn for sheds that enter.

If you have any queries, please email or phone Ray Hall on 03 3887 277.GoBus logo

The theme for the conference is “Diversity, Collaboration and Health”.

  • Diversity – recognising the variety of sheds, solutions employed and issues affecting operations
  • Collaboration – working with the community, other charities and sheds
  • Health – achieving improvements in men’s health

Timetable overview (see Conference schedule for more detail)Rothbury

Friday 15 April

11am -12:30pm: Registration and lunch
12:30pm – 5pm: Welcome, external tours and on site demonstrations
5pm until late: Social bbq get together, “Our shed in a shoebox” exhibition and Carbatec BBQ dinner

NEWWORLDSaturday 16 April

9am – 5:15pm: Official opening and conference sessions
6pm until late: Fair Dinkum Sheds Conference dinner at the Kaiapoi Golf Club

Sunday 17 April

9am – 12pm: Q&A session, AGM and conference conclusion.

“Our shed in a shoebox” exhibitionrymanlogo_small_1

The social get together on Friday will include the opening of the “Our shed in a shoebox” exhibition. This is not a competition but a way of sharing ideas and demonstrating what your shed can produce or the activities that your shed participates in.

The only criteria is that the exhibit or exhibits must fit into a shoebox for transportation to the event, a level playing field for all. At the event, it can be assembled if needed and opened up for display. Do not bank on having wall space for your exhibit, if it needs a stand, the box or contents thereof may be your best option.

Multiple shoeboxes from sheds are permitted.

There is no other criteria; gadgets, toys, tools, musical instruments, posters, models, games, art, wood, metal, stone, electronic etc.. are just some of the options.mitre10-joint-logo@2x

Supporters of the conference

Fair Dinkum Sheds, Carbatec. Patience & Nicholson, Rothbury, 3M / Blackwoods Protector, Cabot’s, Worksafe NZ, Christchurch Community Accounting and the Cancer Society are participating in the conference.Placemakers

Donations or offers of support have also been received from; Progressive Financial Planning , New World Kaiapoi Supermarket , Mitre10, Bunnings, Placemakers, Ryman’s Healthcare and GoBus.CCC logo_h45