Conference 2018

Preliminary Notice 26 September 2017 (click here for PDF)

When: Midday Friday 27th April to Midday Sunday 29 April 2018. 

Where: Bruce House, St Kentigern College, Pakuranga, Auckland.

Bruce House, the student accommodation facility for St Kentigern College, is a superb facility set in the grounds of the college with a marvellous vista of the Tamaki Estuary, sail boats, and Rangitoto visible from many of the bedroom windows. The large Common Room can seat up to 200 for meals and is fully equipped for conference sessions.

Sheds and Sheddies Making a Difference

The theme of Conference 18 originated from the 2016 Conference feedback that highlighted interest in how other NZ Sheds work and the difference Sheds and Sheddies make to both their own, and the wider, community.

An Interactive Shed and Sheddie focused Programme

The Conference 18 Programme (to be confirmed) includes:

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Interactive Sessions about Sheds and their Sheddies (led by Sheddies)
  • Offsite visit
  • Trade and Shed displays
  • MENZSHED NZ AGM and Q & A Session
  • A partners programme (Saturday)

Shortly we will be approaching NZ Sheds for topics that would interest Sheddies. We will also be seeking Leaders and Speakers who are both, informative and entertaining.

Registration Fee and Accommodation

The Conference 18 Registration Fee of $120 covers meals, including the Saturday night Dinner. A Selection of very comfortable Single, Twin and Dormitory accommodation available from $95 to $150 per person for 2 days. A formal Registration Form will be sent to your Shed in November. Queries to

To Participate in Conference 18

Plan to attend and place in your Diary now. Conference 18 will be a great experience and preliminary interest is indicating a record attendance. Why not consider making Conference 18 part of an extended visit to Auckland? The Bay of Islands or Coromandel?

Sheds and Sheddies Making a Difference”……

……27 to 29 April 2018