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  • gasfitting
    26 March 2018

    2018 Master Plumber of the Year Award

    Hutt Gas and Plumbing took out the prestigious Master Plumber of the Year Award at the 2018 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held at Claudelands in Hamilton on Friday 23 March.

    Tags: awards  
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  • Compliance
    1 March 2018

    Status of wiring rules

    Standards Australia has announced that a new edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018 (the ‘wiring rules’) is expected to be published in March.

    Tags: electricity  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    15 February 2018

    Fletcher Building "needs to place blame on its own doorstep"

    The country’s leading trades organisation has refuted any suggestion that subcontractors contributed to the challenges facing Fletcher Construction.

    Tags: construction  
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  • gasfitting
    2 February 2018

    Caravan gas installations – have your say!

    A recently released draft amendment to the caravan installation code seeks to standardise compliance plate requirements across New Zealand and Australia.

    Tags: health & safety  
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  • Drainlaying
    10 November 2017

    Registered for your New Zealand Business Number?

    The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a unique number used to identify a business.

    Tags: business advice  
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  • gasfitting
    28 September 2017

    Hoses for use as LPG pigtails

    Reports of failed components in continuous flow water heaters led the LPG Association some years ago to investigate what contaminant had caused the failure.

    Tags: gasfitting  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    24 August 2017

    Master Plumbers calling for reform to Standards NZ

    Master Plumbers is supporting the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (STCF) in its call for urgent Government action to review current legislation governing quality standards in New Zealand.

    Tags: standards   plumbing products  
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  • Apprentices
    15 August 2017

    Investing in the future of the plumbing industry

    Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ support one of our members calling for greater government funding for apprenticeships.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Drainlaying
    15 June 2017

    Changes to Watercare compliance and connections in Auckland

    Changes are coming for anyone working on or connecting to Auckland's public water and wastewater infrastructure.

    Tags: drain laying   wastewater  
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