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  • Plumbing
    21st of December 2018

    Going for gold

    From a reluctant school student to a gold medal-winning plumbing apprentice, Lauren Phillips has an extremely bright future ahead.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Plumbing
    13th of December 2018

    Final Master Plumbers submission on PGD Act Review

    The Government is reviewing the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006.

    Tags: compliance  
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  • Plumbing
    13th of December 2018

    Unsafe levels of lead in tapware products readily available in New Zealand

    Master Plumbers are calling for the Government to undertake an urgent comprehensive review of plumbing products sold in New Zealand following the “lead-crisis” in Australia and independent testing which demonstrates...

    Tags: plumbing products  
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  • Plumbing
    19th of October 2018

    Winners of 'Master Plumber for a Day' competition

    To mark World Plumbing Day in 2018, Master Plumbers ran a Facebook competition offering the chance to win the services of a Master Plumber for a day.

    Tags: heating   water pressure  
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  • Plumbing
    9th of October 2018

    Master Plumbers welcomes release of Construction Skills Action Plan

    Master Plumbers welcomes the release of the Government's Construction Skills Action Plan, which sets out six initial priority areas to address skills shortages in the construction industry.

    Tags: training   apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Plumbing
    6th of August 2018

    Reviewing the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act

    The Government is reviewing the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006.

    Tags: legislation   compliance  
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  • Plumbing
    6th of August 2018

    Changes to plumbing, gasfitting & drainlaying apprenticeship programmes

    One of the common themes The Skills Organisation hear from industry is that not enough teaching is done during block courses and too much time is spent on assessment.

    Tags: training   apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Plumbing
    17th of May 2018

    Budget fails to fill plumbing pipeline

    Master Plumbers is disappointed the Government’s budget has failed to acknowledge the contribution employers who take on apprentices make.

    Tags: apprenticeships   training  
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  • Plumbing
    15th of May 2018

    Tradesman and Certifying classes to remain

    The PGDB recently consulted on whether to retain two classes of registration—Tradesman and Certifying.

    Tags: registration   licensing  
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