Conference 2018

“Sheds and Sheddies Making a Difference”……

……27 to 29 April 2018

Sheddie and partner registrations are now open. 

To register on-line, please click here.  To download a pdf to email or post, please click here.

Registrations are confirmed when full payment is received.  Please credit MENZSHED NZ Kiwibank account 38-9014-0191718-01, quoting your surname in the Particulars field and your telephone number in the Reference field.

Third Notice 11 December 2017 (click here for pdf)

Second Notice 1 November 2017 (click here for pdf)

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. (Map here.)

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.

The theme of Conference 18 Sheds and Sheddies Making a Difference”  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 focussed 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
  • A partners programme (Saturday)
  • Sunday – MENZSHED NZ AGM followed by a Q & A Session

We have approached sheds for topics that would interest sheddies and are now seeking leaders and speakers who are informative and entertaining.

Registration Fee and Accommodation

The Conference 18 Registration Fee of $120 (or $145 for sheddies from sheds that are not members of MENZSHED NZ) covers meals, including the Saturday night dinner.  A selection of comfortable single, twin and dormitory accommodation is available from $95 to $150 per person for two days.

Please register early – after 15 March, the registration fee increases by $25. 

Information about registration was sent to all sheds on 11 December.  Enquiries to

The Annual General Meeting – Sunday 29 April 2018 at 11am.

Information about the AGM was sent to all member sheds of MENZSHED NZ on 11 December.  A full set of the documents is available for download here.  Enquiries to Roger Bowman, 027 8822 448,

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?

Sheddie and partner registrations are now open.  Click here.