The annual Placemakers NZIOB Northern Golf Day and Carters NZIOB Central Chapter Golf Day both enjoyed perfect golf conditions and high attendance, with 35 and 32 teams respectively (the Central Chapter attendance level was a record). For 2019, the Central Chapter followed the Auckland event team’s lead by encouraging hole sponsors to put on activities at the holes. This addition enhanced the attendee experience.

What makes these events so special, is that the teams and sponsors represent the full spectrum of the construction supply-chain, just like the NZIOB does. The Golf Days serve as occasions when design consultants come together with main contractors, specialist trades, and suppliers, to enjoy a great day out. To make these events happen requires a great deal of resource, which for the NZIOB is primarily volunteer. Acknowledgments to the respective Golf Committees. Northern Chapter: Matt McGuinness, Aaron Lindsay, Ed Stubenitsky, Karen Fitzjames, and event planner, Alison Smith. Central Chapter: Dennise Austin, Nigel Dong, Graeme Anderson, Mike King, and Susan Duley from the NZIOB National Office.
 
Alison Smith’s long-standing contribution to the NZIOB was acknowledged at the Auckland event, with the launch of the 'NZIOB Northern Region Service Commendation', for persons that who have provided exceptional long-standing service, first and foremost to the NZIOB Northern Region. Alison was the inaugural recipient of this award, with the ceremony being an emotional one that bought about a standing ovation from the Northern Chapter crowd; reflecting the great affection that the Auckland construction industry holds for her.

The place-getters at the two Golf Days were:
 
Placemakers NZIOB Northern Chapter Golf Day
 
1st - Carters 
2nd - Leighs Construction 
3rd  - Hawkins Construction
 
Carters NZIOB Central Chapter Golf Day
 
1st - Juralco / AD Architecture
2nd - Naylor Love
3rd - Catalyst

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