The National Association of Woodworkers NZ Inc.

“Promoting, fostering and encouraging art and craft in wood”

The National Association of Woodworkers NZ Incorporated brings together both amateur and professional people from all over New Zealand who are skilled in working with wood.

Safety Tips

Please have a look at these links for some useful safety tips.

Injury Reports

Please remember that the association is interested in any injury’s that occur in the works


The Franklin Arts festival 2019

The results of the Creative Wood Treeworkx competition for September 2019 are now available.

The Queen’s Service Medal:

has been awarded to

 Mr Roy James BUCKLEY

For services to the craft of woodturning


Mr Roy Buckley has been involved in woodturning for 35 years.

Mr Buckley helped found the West Auckland Woodturners Guild in 1983 and has served as President. He organised meetings and night classes at Green Bay High School until a club room became available. These classes led to the establishment of four other clubs around Auckland. He started Saturday engineering days where he showed how to manufacture new tools and chucks to simplify woodturning.

He constructed and maintained 24 lathes at his own expense, which he has taken around schools to promote woodturning, as well as giving seminars and demonstrations around Auckland. He is currently a member of Franklin Woodturners and runs a programme for Year 10 students at Waiuku College, as well as at Waipipi and Awhitu Schools. He has been a judge at Kawerau National Woodskills Festival for 16 years and Chief Judge for 10 of those years.

He helped establish the biannual competition at Waitara and judged the inaugural year. He was recognised by the National Association of Woodturners in 1993 for his efforts in promoting woodturning in schools. Within the wider community Mr Buckley has been a caring caller for St John for 17 years and a member and President of the Matakawau Boat Club committee.

See the work produced at the 2019 Royal Easter Show on our

See the work produced at the Hawkes Bay Turning Collaboration 2019

The results for Kawerau 2018 are now available.

Check out the shop for the new NAW badge

The AGM minutes and Accounts are now available in the resources section.

See the work produced at the Taranaki Woodcraft Festival 2017 in our gallery pages

Important new documents with regard to Health and Safety issues

Upcoming Events

  1. Pataka Museum Woodcraft

    October 31 @ 6:00 pm - December 1 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Spin-a-round

    November 1 @ 12:00 pm - November 3 @ 3:00 pm
  3. Tauranga Annual Show

    November 22 @ 10:00 am - November 24 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Taranaki Woodcraft Festival

    December 7 @ 10:00 am - December 8 @ 3:00 pm

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