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Updates from Master Plumbers and the wider industry.


  • 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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  • 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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  • Media & Advocacy
    13 June 2019

    NZ needs regulated water testing to combat Legionnaires' disease

    Master Plumbers chief executive Greg Wallace says appropriate measures need to be put in place to detect and manage legionella bacteria in our homes, apartments, schools, rest homes and hospitals.

    Tags: compliance   legionella   plumbing  
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