04:00 to 08:00 19 March


Thursday 19 March   CANCELLED     Auckland Training Graduation           Waipuna Hotel                            From 4 pm

Monday 23 March     CANCELLED       Christchurch Training Graduation     Rydges Hotel, Latimer Square    From 4.30 pm

Friday 8 May                  Pride In Print Awards, Auckland     Vodafone Events Centre              

Hi all

It is with much regret that we have made the decision to cancel our Industry Training Graduations due to be held in the next week -  19 March in Auckland and 23 March in Christchurch. 

This decision has not been taken lightly, but in view of the ever-evolving situation with Covid-19 we do not believe it would be responsible for us hold these events and put our industry and your communities at risk.

We are deeply disappointed for our graduates as this is a momentous occasion for them all.  We however wish to assure you that you will receive the medals that you would have got on the night.

For our Apprentice of the Year hopefuls, the pathway through to Apprentice of the Year winners will continue, but with the announcements made and published in a different format for this year.   

The Board of PrintNZ want to ensure that all our member businesses are protected as much as possible and staff are safe and thank you for your understanding of this situation. 

Stay well.

Kind regards 
Ruth Cobb
General Manager


Simply one of the best things to get excited about. The graduations provide an opportunity for every trainee that has completed a qualification in 2019 to be recognised in front of their colleagues and family. If you have had someone complete a training programme then make sure you give them the chance to come along and celebrate.

The evening starts with Registration and a Welcome, our Speaker - Liam Malone, the all important Presentations to those graduating.  Finishing with nibbles and a cash bar.  The graduation should take approximately 2.5 hours from the registration start time.   

The graduations are also the first step in the Apprentice of the Year process with the Top 10 finalists being announced at these events, alongside the Trainer of the Year, Training Company of the Year and Diploma of Print Management finalists.  
And of course the Pride In Print Awards are a night of glitz and glamour that celebrate the excellent work that is produced by the industry.  They also provide the platform for announcing the overall winners of the Apprentice of the Year, Training Company and Trainer of the Year awards.  

Please be in touch regarding either graduations
If you wish to book tickets to the Pride In Print awards night please click here.