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Kaihanga Whare

Carpenters work mainly with wood to repair or install foundations, walls, roofs, windows and doors in buildings.


Carpenters usually earn

$18-$38 per hour

Source: Trade Me Jobs and Careers New Zealand research, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a carpenter are good due to a building boom.
A carpenter in a workshop uses a sander to smooth a piece of wood

Carpenters usually work with wood and may construct buildings or interiors such as cupboards

Last updated 12 January 2018