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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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  • Media & Advocacy
    2 February 2021

    Government jumping the gun over proposed ban of new gas connections in homes

    The Climate Change Commission’s proposal to ban new gas connections to residential homes within five years is short sighted and ill thought out, says Master Plumbers.

    Tags: gasfitting   climatechange   gas  
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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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  • 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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  • Media & Advocacy
    1 April 2020

    COVID-19: Call to restrict sale of plumbing products during lockdown

    Master Plumbers are disappointed some plumbing merchants’ stores have remained open to walk-in customers during New Zealand’s COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drainlaying   COVID-19  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    19 March 2020

    COVID-19 Government Support Package

    If you are affected by COVID-19, you may be able to access financial support through the newly announced Government Support Package.

    Tags: business advice  
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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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