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Updates from Master Plumbers and the wider industry.

  • 27 June 2024

    Civil Defence Emergency status

    Last updated 2 July 2024 A state of local emergency remains in place in the Wairoa District due to coastal inundation.

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  • 19 December 2023

    Release of Master Plumbers Action Plan

    The plumbing industry is vital to New Zealand's future.

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  • awards
    8 August 2023

    Female plumber Billie McDonnell is a NAWIC Tradeswoman of the Year

    Billie McDonnell has been awarded 2023 Tradeswoman of the Year at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Excellence Awards.

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  • 11 July 2023

    Winning streak

    Andrew Smith is not your average apprentice. He was one of 10 Masterlink Outward Bound Scholarship winners this year and one of three 2023 Plumbing World Scholarship winners.

    Tags: plumber   apprentice   masterlink  
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  • 21 March 2023

    Master Plumbers wins at 2023 Site Safe Awards

    Master Plumbers has won the Kalmar Mental Health and Wellbeing Award at the 2023 Site Safe Health, Safety and Wellbeing Awards, presented in Auckland this March.

    Tags: awards   health & safety   health and safety   wellbeing  
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  • gasfitters
    9 June 2021

    Green gas plan needed before banning new connections

    Master Plumbers is urging the Government not to race into a ban on new gas connections, with even the Climate Change Commission pointing to the need for more investment in…

    Tags: climate   climate change  
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  • drain laying
    19 April 2021

    PGD Act proposals fall short, says Master Plumbers

    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has completed its statutory review of the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006 (the Act).

    Tags: advocacy  
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  • 16 April 2021

    Urgent action needed on newly released recommendation to review lead levels in plumbing products

    Master Plumbers welcomes today’s recommendation by the Ministry of Health to review current plumbing standards with regards to allowable lead levels in imported tapware and fittings.

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