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  • plumbing
    1 November 2019

    Plumbing products - Shed the lead

    Even low levels of lead exposure can have a significant impact on children’s IQ levels, and its effects can continue to cause adverse health impacts throughout a person’s life — so why is it still used in plumbing materials? 

    Tags: lead in drinking water   plumbing products   advocacy  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    26 September 2019

    Video update from CEO Greg Wallace - Sep 2019

    In this update: Lessons learnt in the wake of July's devastating gas explosion in Christchurch; upcoming changes to public liability insurance; dates and location of the 2020 New Zealand Plumbing...

    Tags: CEO Update   compliance   business advice   advocacy  
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  • Apprentices
    30 August 2019

    Next Generation - Team challenge

    The 2019 Master Plumbers Outward Bound scholarship win was a life-changing experience for apprentice Wade Williams. The 16-day course would push him to the limits and challenge his own expectations of himself. 

    Tags: Outward Bound   scholarships   plumbing   gasfitting  
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  • Apprentices
    2 August 2019

    Vocational training review - no immediate change

    It's business as usual for our members, hosts and apprentices following the Government's Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) outcome announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships   training  
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  • Member News
    30 July 2019

    Real Lives - Aiming high

    Not afraid of hard work and always up for a fresh challenge, Te Tane McGuire is the kind of team member every plumbing boss hopes for — and it’s made him a top award winner.

    Tags: awards   plumbing   gasfitting  
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  • gasfitting
    19 July 2019

    Consumers reminded to service gas appliances

    In the wake of today’s explosion in a house in Christchurch, Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ stresses the importance of getting gas appliances regularly serviced.

    Tags: compliance   maintenance   safety  
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  • Member News
    10 July 2019

    Community project - Tall in the saddle

    Many more people with special needs in the Wellington region can now enjoy Riding for the Disabled services, thanks to the generosity of volunteer subcontractors, including members of the Wellington...

    Tags: plumbing   community   riding   disabled  
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  • Member News
    5 July 2019

    Family business wins top national plumbing award

    Long-standing family business MacMillan Plumbing & Gas Ltd is this year’s Master Plumber of the Year. Discover what sets this Auckland and Christchurch-based company apart.

    Tags: conference   awards  
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