Most deserving tradie

Rewarding NZ’s most deserving tradie on National Tradie Day

Competition is now closed 

A national search was held to find the New Zealand tradie most deserving of a weekend away. The online competition was hosted by Mercy Ships, an international charity where Kiwi tradies maintain the hospital ship moored in West Africa, where life-saving surgeries are carried out.

“Kiwi volunteer plumbers, electricians, mechanics, engineers, and fitter-turners help keep our hospital ship, Africa Mercy, running, so we can provide free life-transforming surgeries to people in Africa,” says Mercy Ships NZ communications manager, Sharon Walls.

“Kiwis recognise the vital role of tradies, ‘ says competition judge Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp. “Mercy Ships rely on volunteer tradies and expertise to keep the hospital ship functioning.  Our tradies make a big difference to this amazing charity.”

Tradies make a world of difference with Mercy Ships

Tradies, use your domestic and industry experience to make a life-changing difference on the Mercy Ship! Your trade skills can help transform the future for people living in poverty.

The volunteer sparkies, plumbers, mechanics, fitters and turners help the engineering team run the Mercy Ship facilities that allow our hospital ship crew to provide free essential surgeries on board for babies, children and adults in Africa desperate need.