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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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  • 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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