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Female plumber Billie McDonnell is a NAWIC Tradeswoman of the Year

8 August 2023

Billie McDonnell has been awarded 2023 Tradeswoman of the Year at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Excellence Awards.

Billie, who works at Master Plumbers member business South Auckland Plumbing, was one of two plumbers to win this category at the awards ceremony held in Christchurch on 21 July.

The other winner was Ella Star of Plumberella in Christchurch.

This is particularly special, given that the Tradeswoman of the Year award is open to all sectors in New Zealand's construction industry, from carpenters to plasterers, plumbers, electricians and painters.

Hera Eruera, a Masterlink plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying apprentice hosted by Auckland Plumbers Group, also received Highly Commended for the Apprentice Excellence Award.

There was a record number of entries for this year's awards, with 640 attendees at the celebration event—the highest number yet. 

Discover all the winners at www.nawic.org.nz

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