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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
    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
    20 April 2020

    Residential Construction – 5-step guide to returning to work at Alert Level 3

    Updated: 23 April 2020 Your five-step guide to returning to work in residential construction at COVID-19 Alert Level 3.

    Tags: COVID-19   plumber   plumbing   gasfitter  
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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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  • Member News
    24 March 2020

    COVID-19: Essential Services update

    The COVID-19 Alert Level will become Level 4 on Wednesday 25 March at 11:59pm. This means that all businesses will be closed except for essential services and lifeline utilities.

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drainlaying   COVID-19  
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  • Apprentices
    30 August 2019

    Next Generation - Team challenge

    The 2019 Master Plumbers Outward Bound scholarship win was a life-changing experience for apprentice Wade Williams. The 16-day course would push him to the limits and challenge his own expectations of himself. 

    Tags: Outward Bound   scholarships   plumbing   gasfitting  
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  • Member News
    14 June 2019

    Video - New Zealand Plumbing Conference 2019

    The 2019 NZ Plumbing Conference was truly incredible – held on the Sunny Gold Coast, with amazing opportunities for networking, sharing member insights and hearing from our excellent guest speakers.

    Tags: awards   apprentices   plumbing   conference  
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