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  • Member News
    26 June 2020

    New path for Certifying Plumbers to become Certifying Drainlayers

    Skills has opened up a new path for certified plumbers to obtain their drainlaying certification based on existing skills and work experience.

    Tags: drainlaying   plumbing   certification   PGDB  
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  • Member News
    24 June 2020

    Working safely with engineered stone

    WorkSafe New Zealand would like to ensure that trade professionals are aware of the risks of working with engineered stone benchtops, used primarily in bathrooms and kitchens.

    Tags: health & safety   plumbing   gasfitting  
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  • Member News
    17 June 2020

    Financial support for employers that train apprentices

    A new government subsidy will provide $1,000 per month to the employer for a first-year apprentice, and $500 per month for up to eight months for a second-year apprentice. It applies to both new and existing apprentices.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drainlaying   apprenticeships  
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  • Member News
    10 June 2020

    Updated construction protocols under COVID-19 Alert Level 1

    The COVID-19 Residential Construction Protocols and Vertical & Horizontal Construction Protocols have been amended to reflect the changes this brings for our industry.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drain laying   business advice  
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  • Compliance
    28 May 2020

    Greater protection for subcontractors' retention payments welcome

    Master Plumbers welcomes greater protection for subcontractors in the event of a construction company’s insolvency under newly announced changes for the Construction Contracts Act (CCA).

    Tags: compliance   retentions   CCA  
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  • Member News
    20 May 2020

    2020 New Zealand Master Plumber of the Year

    iPlumber Ltd in Hamilton is the 2020 New Zealand Master Plumber of the Year.

    Tags: awards  
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  • drain laying
    14 May 2020

    Master Plumbers welcomes support for trades in Budget 2020

    Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ welcomes the support for trades employers and apprentices in Budget 2020.

    Tags: advocacy   budget 2020  
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  • plumbers
    5 May 2020

    COVID-19 small business cashflow scheme announced

    The Government has announced a COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme, which will provide interest free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic shock.

    Tags: COVID-19   business advice   small business  
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  • Member News
    20 April 2020

    Residential Construction – 5-step guide to working at Alert Level 3

    Updated: 12 August 2020 Your five-step guide to working in residential construction at COVID-19 Alert Level 3.

    Tags: COVID-19   plumber   plumbing   gasfitter  
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