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  • Compliance
    28 July 2021

    Tapware one of main causes of lead contamination in East Otago towns

    Master Plumbers is telling the Government to stop turning a blind eye to compelling evidence that New Zealanders are being put at serious health risk by drinking water with high...

    Tags: tapware   lead in drinking water  
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  • plumbing
    12 July 2021

    New evidence shows lead still present in NZ's drinking water

    TVNZ 1's Sunday programme on 11 July profiled the risks associated with lead in our drinking water and featured Master Plumbers CEO Greg Wallace.

    Tags: lead in drinking water  
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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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  • Compliance
    10 March 2021

    Building products legislation update

    The Building (Building Products and Methods, Modular Components, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has moved another step forward.

    Tags: building products  
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  • Compliance
    5 November 2020

    Changes to G13/AS3

    Overview As part of the November 2020 NZ Building Code update, changes have been made to G13/AS3 to reduce the likelihood of drain blockages and support the use of water efficient...

    Tags: Building Code   G13  
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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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  • Compliance
    26 September 2018

    LPG compliance in non-workplaces

    Changes were introduced to compliance requirements for more than 100kg of LPG at non-workplaces on 1 December 2017. These requirements remain under the EPA and didn't transfer to WorkSafe.

    Tags: gas   LPG  
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  • Compliance
    24 April 2018

    Working with or near asbestos

    A new WorkSafe guide for plumbers who work for themselves or have other people (including apprentices) working for them. Read it HERE

    Tags: asbestos  
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  • Compliance
    23 April 2018

    Portable gas heaters should be banned from Kiwi homes

    Master Plumbers wants portable gas heaters banned from all residential properties in New Zealand, because of the serious risks they pose to your health and safety.

    Tags: heating  
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