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  • Member News
    16 September 2020

    Introducing New Zealand’s newest Biocontainment Laboratory

    The Ministry of Primary Industries’ new National Biocontainment Laboratory is New Zealand’s only approved laboratory for containing and diagnosing serious veterinary diseases.

    Tags: plumbing   projects   awards   gasfitting  
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  • drain laying
    13 August 2020

    COVID-19: Member updates & resources

    With Auckland moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 and the rest of NZ to Alert Level 2 from 12 August, we are here to provide Master Plumbers members with information,...

    Tags: COVID-19  
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  • Member News
    29 July 2020

    How to recession-proof your business

    Are you prepared for what’s coming next? Business coach Daniel Fitzpatrick of Next Level Tradie shares 7 things to know - plus practical steps to take right now.

    Tags: recession   business advice   trades  
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  • Member News
    26 June 2020

    New path for Certifying Plumbers to become Certifying Drainlayers

    Skills has opened up a new path for certified plumbers to obtain their drainlaying certification based on existing skills and work experience.

    Tags: drainlaying   plumbing   certification   PGDB  
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  • Member News
    24 June 2020

    Working safely with engineered stone

    WorkSafe New Zealand would like to ensure that trade professionals are aware of the risks of working with engineered stone benchtops, used primarily in bathrooms and kitchens.

    Tags: health & safety   plumbing   gasfitting  
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  • Member News
    17 June 2020

    Financial support for employers that train apprentices

    A new government subsidy will provide $1,000 per month to the employer for a first-year apprentice, and $500 per month for up to eight months for a second-year apprentice. It applies to both new and existing apprentices.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drainlaying   apprenticeships  
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  • Member News
    10 June 2020

    Updated construction protocols under COVID-19 Alert Level 1

    The COVID-19 Residential Construction Protocols and Vertical & Horizontal Construction Protocols have been amended to reflect the changes this brings for our industry.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drain laying   business advice  
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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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