Regional Competitions

Southland Region

Southland – Invercargill SIT

This year the Southland region will host its seventh regional competition. In previous years Southland has run up to eight competition categories, although for 2021 it’s just the two Skill categories.

Automotive Skill Competition: The automotive technology competition will be held over the 29 and 30 April in the SIT automotive workshop.

Plumbing and Heating Skill Competition: Apprentices undertaking their regular plumbing block courses will have the opportunity to compete in the plumbing and heating competition during their block courses over May, June, and July. Those outside of training, who would like to enter will be given a time to attend and compete.

To enter either of these competitions click here to register online.

We would like to thank SIT for the use of their facilities along with the support of their staff and tutors.

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Southland Regional Chair Glenys McKenzie
Glenys McKenzie, General Manager, Southern Group Training Trust

Southland Regional Chair / Co-ordinator

The Southland event is organised by Glenys McKenzie. Glenys has been involved with WorldSkills New Zealand for many years, she is a passionate supporter of training and the Southland community. Over the years Southland has achieved excellent results in the WorldSkills competitions, click here for the Southland Hall of Fame.

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I see the WorldSkills competitions as a great way to promote tertiary trades training as a viable career path. These regional, national and international competitions offer New Zealand employers, training providers and industry training organisations the opportunity to bench mark their training against the best in the world. Southland WorldSkills team members have done well at the New Zealand National WorldSkills competitions with a number going on to represent New Zealand internationally.”

Southland Results

Brad Robertson Silver Medal Automotive Technology – National Competition

Lauren Philips Silver Medal Plumbing – National Competition

Jeff Sutton Silver Medal Automotive Technology – National Competition

Isaac Wairau Plumbing and Heating Silver Medal – National Competition

Jeff Sutton Gold Medal Automotive Technology – Oceania Competition

Adam de Pass Medallion of Excellence Plumbing and Heating – International Competition, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Adam de Pass Best of Nation New Zealand International Competition, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Adam de Pass Gold Medal Plumbing – National Competition

Michael Good Gold Medal Joinery – National Competition

Nick Bastiaansen Gold Medal Maintenance Engineering – National Competition

Seth Ward Gold Medal Industrial Control – National Competition

Jeff Sutton Bronze Medal Automotive Technology – National Competition

Jonathon Devon Silver Medal Automotive Technology – National Competition

Matthew Beer Silver Medal Brick – National Competition

Ben Fraser Silver Medal Joinery – National Competition

Adam Hutchison Bronze Medal Brick – National Competition

Troy Wyatt Bronze Medal Plumbing – National Competition

Shaun McInerney Medallion of Excellence Electrical Installation – International Competition London, UK

Trent McKenzie Silver Medal Electrical Installation – NationalCompetition

Shaun McInerney Silver Medal Industrial Control – National Competition

Andrei Sevciuc Bronze Medal Automotive Technology – National Competition

Ben De Groot Medallion of Excellence Electrical Installation – International Competition Calgary Canada

Ben De Groot Best of Nation New Zealand International Competition Calgary Canada

Ben De Groot Gold Medal Electrical Installation – National Competition

Doug Robbie Gold Medal Carpentry – National Competition
Hayden Gentle Silver Medal Carpentry – National Competition

Jonathon Crooks Gold Medal Carpentry – National Competition

Matthew Cole Silver Medal Welding – National Competition