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Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Fisher & Paykel has been designing products since 1934 and has grown into a global company operating in 50 countries and manufacturing in the USA, Mexico, Italy, Thailand and New Zealand. Our design heritage is founded on a pioneering spirit and a culture of curiosity that has challenged conventional appliance design to consistently deliver products tailored to human needs.

For us, legacy is about looking to the future while ensuring what we develop today is aligned to the fundamental principles of sustainable design. We are committed to ongoing research and development. Our culture is one of open innovation, which allows people to work collaboratively to find insights and ideas that connect with our customers and respect our planet.


Gold Plus Sponsors



Hettich started as a family owned German company in 1888. It has grown to be one of the worlds largest producers of quality fittings for kitchens, bathrooms and all living spaces in the home.

Hettich products help you to make the most of precious storage space with smart ideas to create an organised and efficient home. All Hettich products are at the forefront of design, innovation and manufacture worldwide with a versatile and practical range of products and accessories.


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"German Innovation for Kitchens since 1923"
With 90 years global experience and 25 years local knowledge, Häfele continues to bring the world of German innovation for kitchens to New Zealand. We believe beautiful design is only the beginning; it's what's inside that counts.

For 25 years we have worked alongside New Zealand Architects, Designers and Cabinetmakers providing innovative kitchen fittings. When working with your project manager, be sure to ask for Häfele by name.

We have set the new standard in soft closing technology making soft closing storage available for every cabinet.

Häfele has been setting industry standards for more than 90 years and will continue as the market leader in remarkable innovation.

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Kitchen Things

Kitchen Things is a 100% New Zealand owned-and-operated network of 19 retail appliance stores.

As a kitchen specialist, we offer a complete range of premium appliance brands, including Bosch, Fisher & Paykel, Miele, Samsung and Smeg, all of which are presented in attractive lifestyle settings in our kitchen showrooms. In addition to our showrooms we offer a dedicated service centre in Wellington and two appliance outlet stores. We have extremely knowledgeable, well-trained staff that can help you work out the best solution for your kitchen. Many of our team members have extensive industry and Kitchen Things experience, and we are all passionate about the company and our cooking products.

With 25 years in business, Kitchen Things has established a reputation for excellent service, and are proud to be associated with the NKBA of New Zealand.



Resene has all the quality paint, colour, wallpaper, curtains and professional advice you need to get a superb finish on your decorating projects, including everything you need for kitchens and bathrooms from the walls to cabinetry and kitchen floors.

Choose from thousands of colours in the Resene Total Colour System or let Resene create a custom colour match for you. Once you’ve chosen your favourite colour, get it tinted into the extensive range of Resene Environmental Choice approved low VOC paints. See the latest Resene fashion colours and whites and neutrals collection and get friendly and professional advice about how you can use these in your projects. Or if you have a tricky surface or project to paint, get free technical advice on the best paint system to use and how to apply it.

Resene has been proudly 100% NZ owned and operated since it started in 1946 and was named New Zealand’s Sustainable Business of the Year 2010 and Most Trusted Paint brand 2012.

Laminex Group

Laminex New Zealand

With market leading brands in the Laminex New Zealand portfolio including Formica, Laminex, Melteca and Caesarstone, we offer a full suite of inspirational surfacing options for kitchens, bathrooms and beyond. 

Laminex NZ has manufacturing facilities throughout New Zealand and prides itself on supporting NZ businesses with strong industry associations.

Laminex NZ forms part of the Laminates and Panels division of Fletcher Building Products Ltd and aims to be New Zealand’s trusted business partner for decorative surfaces and panel products offering expert knowledge and exceptional value to our customers.



Applico is a family owned company who have had a considerable influence on appliance trends in New Zealand for more than 25 years. They extensively research, design and develop appliances for distribution throughout the pacific region. Today, Applico imports products from all over the world to maintain their position as a leading purveyor of technology for the home.

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Blum's functional kitchen hardware fascinates with it's smooth opening and integrated soft-closing technology. Complemented by its highly ergonomical and practical organisational accessories. All 100% made in Austria.


Silver Sponsors



NKBA is proud to be the promoter of excellence in the Kitchen & Bathroom industry within NZ, celebrating our 34th Anniversary of the NKBA Awards this year.

From 2015 NKBA is sponsoring the Student Design Competition alongside our National Awards. There is a scholarship attached to this competition of $2,000.

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O’Brien Group

The O’Brien Group has six branches nationwide with a team of around 100 people.

Over the company’s 45-year lifetime, it has consciously and continuously invested in new machinery to enhance quality and productivity as well as new innovative products. Today, O’Brien Group’s capability and attention to detail is testament to that investment. The team can produce more than 150 customised laminate jobs daily.

Alongside quality and delivery, O’Brien Group is mindful of the trade requirement for hassle-free installation and the client requirement for product longevity.

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Parex Industries Limited

Parex Industries Limited has been servicing New Zealand customers since 1966. They specialise in kitchen appliances and pride themselves on sourcing the best products in their respective categories and backing their customers with exceptional service.

Parex have represented InSinkErator in New Zealand for over 30 years and has built a very strong reputation as a leading supplier of household Food Waste Disposers and Instant Hot Water Taps.

As well as representing InSinkErator, Parex also represents Schweigen Home Appliances, a brand well known for their aesthetically pleasing silent rangehoods.

Parex have recently refocused their position amongst designers and look forward to working alongside the NKBA to create new relationships and network with New Zealand’s well known and up and coming designers.

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Artisan Stone

Artisan Stone is a South Island owned and operated business, tracing our roots back to Trethewey monumental stonemasonry in the 1920’s.  Redefined in 2008 and fortified by experience and reputation, we strive toward international best practice, using a fusion of technology and traditional craftsmanship.

Carefully selecting the finest Granite, Marble and Quartz material and suppliers, we specialise in Kitchen Bench Tops, Bathroom Vanities, Fire Surrounds and Commercial work and specialise in customised designer projects. With a dedicated client services team we are committed to partnering with our customers to ensure the stone piece is fabricated precisely to expectations.


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