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  • gasfitters
    1 December 2021

    Carbon-neutral gas futures positive for gas apprentices

    Confidence in gasfitting as a career continues to grow as New Zealand’s gas industry looks to a renewable future, with the number of apprentices choosing to train in the gas…

    Tags: apprentice   apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • drainlayers
    19 October 2021

    Master Plumbers joins call for mandatory vaccination in construction sector

    Master Plumbers is adding its voice to industry demands for compulsory vaccination in the building and construction sector, and is asking the Government to act with urgency.

    Tags: COVID-19   Vaccinations  
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  • plumbers
    1 September 2021

    Economic recovery will be stifled due to lack of supplies

    Construction work will come to a grinding stop within days unless the Government allows Auckland to distribute supplies to the rest of New Zealand immediately, says Master Plumbers.

    Tags: COVID-19  
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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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