Registered Master Builders is closely monitoring the government updates regarding COVID-19.

Current House of the Year 2020 will be proceeding as usual judges are due to be on the road in May however this may change.  We will keep you as up to date as possible in case the situation changes. Please consider we are business as usual at this stage.

The health and safety of our entrants, homeowners, judges, staff and community will always be the top priority and this will be behind every decision we make.

If you have any questions please email these to

National Gala Event

The National House of the Year Awards Gala will be held 21 November in Auckland 2020.

After the completion of all regional awards events, the top 100 Gold Reserve properties will be decided. These entrants will be advised of their achievement and next steps notified to them.

Regional awards gala events 2020

Regional events will be held: 

Auckland Region: 22nd August 2020 at Cordis Hotel

Bay of Plenty / Central Plateau Region: 3rd July 2020, Trustpower Bay Park Events Centre

Canterbury Region: 31st July 2020, Air Force Museum of New Zealand

East Coast Region: 31st July 2020, Napier Conference Centre

Manawatu/Whanganui Region: 10th July 2020, Skills Lounge, Awapuni Function Centre 

Marlborough/Nelson/West Coast Region: 14 August 2020, Annesbrook

Mid & South Canterbury Region: 17th July 2020, Hotel Ashburton

Southern Region25th July 2020, Skyline Restaurant

Taranaki Region7th August 2020,  The Devon Hotel

Waikato Region: 17th July 2020, Claudelands Event Centre

Wellington Wairarapa Region: 24th July 2020, Carteton Events Centre