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  • Member News
    27 March 2020

    COVID-19: PPE Availability

    You are no doubt aware of the shortage of PPE equipment in New Zealand, with the delivery of supplies focusing on health providers and food supply workers.

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  • Member News
    27 March 2020

    COVID-19: Conversations with customers

    In the fast evolving COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown situation, there is confusion about what constitutes essential plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying work. If your business is still open, you are probably fielding some difficult calls. We've put together some tips to help.

    Tags: business advice   customer service   COVID-19  
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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
    22 April 2020

    New WorkSafe COVID-19 Safety Plan template released

    Master Plumbers has created a Business and Site checklist document to help Member plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying businesses prepare for a return to work under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 (diagram...

    Tags: COVID-19   construction   health & safety   business advice  
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  • plumbers
    5 May 2020

    COVID-19 small business cashflow scheme announced

    The Government has announced a COVID-19 Small Business Cashflow Scheme, which will provide interest free loans for a year to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 economic shock.

    Tags: COVID-19   business advice   small business  
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  • drain laying
    14 May 2020

    Master Plumbers welcomes support for trades in Budget 2020

    Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ welcomes the support for trades employers and apprentices in Budget 2020.

    Tags: advocacy   budget 2020  
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  • Compliance
    28 May 2020

    Greater protection for subcontractors' retention payments welcome

    Master Plumbers welcomes greater protection for subcontractors in the event of a construction company’s insolvency under newly announced changes for the Construction Contracts Act (CCA).

    Tags: compliance   retentions   CCA  
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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 May 2020

    2020 New Zealand Master Plumber of the Year

    iPlumber Ltd in Hamilton is the 2020 New Zealand Master Plumber of the Year.

    Tags: awards  
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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
    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
    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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  • Media & Advocacy
    14 February 2019

    Major changes proposed for apprentice training

    The Minister of Education announced proposed reforms to our sector yesterday and released a consultation document outlining specifics.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Apprentices
    15 March 2019

    Health matters - Finding your happy place

    Plumbing apprentice Caleb Ihaia has learned the hard way that mental health needs to be talked about and better understood—and he’s on a mission to share the message.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    13 June 2019

    NZ needs regulated water testing to combat Legionnaires' disease

    Master Plumbers chief executive Greg Wallace says appropriate measures need to be put in place to detect and manage legionella bacteria in our homes, apartments, schools, rest homes and hospitals.

    Tags: compliance   legionella   plumbing  
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  • Member News
    5 July 2019

    Family business wins top national plumbing award

    Long-standing family business MacMillan Plumbing & Gas Ltd is this year’s Master Plumber of the Year. Discover what sets this Auckland and Christchurch-based company apart.

    Tags: conference   awards  
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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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  • gasfitting
    19 July 2019

    Consumers reminded to service gas appliances

    In the wake of today’s explosion in a house in Christchurch, Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ stresses the importance of getting gas appliances regularly serviced.

    Tags: compliance   maintenance   safety  
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  • Apprentices
    2 August 2019

    Vocational training review - no immediate change

    It's business as usual for our members, hosts and apprentices following the Government's Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) outcome announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships   training  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    26 September 2019

    Video update from CEO Greg Wallace - Sep 2019

    In this update: Lessons learnt in the wake of July's devastating gas explosion in Christchurch; upcoming changes to public liability insurance; dates and location of the 2020 New Zealand Plumbing...

    Tags: CEO Update   compliance   business advice   advocacy  
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  • Member News
    10 July 2019

    Community project - Tall in the saddle

    Many more people with special needs in the Wellington region can now enjoy Riding for the Disabled services, thanks to the generosity of volunteer subcontractors, including members of the Wellington...

    Tags: plumbing   community   riding   disabled  
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  • Plumbing
    16 October 2019

    Smart toilets for your health

    Thanks to technological advances, toilets of the future could be used to monitor your health and Bill Gates' Reinvent the Toilet Challenge could revolutionise off-grid toilets.

    Tags: innovation   Plumbing   Internet of things   SMART  
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  • Member News
    8 November 2019

    Real Lives - Check this out

    A diagnosis of bowel cancer for 45-year-old plumbing business owner Grayson Allen came as a complete shock. We asked him about its impact, and what he has learned from the experience.

    Tags: men's health awareness   plumbing  
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  • Member News
    10 December 2019

    Health matters - Annual health monitoring

    What is annual health monitoring and why must you build it into your business for your field staff? Health management company NZ Provide answers some common questions.

    Tags: health & safety   compliance  
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  • Member News
    30 July 2019

    Real Lives - Aiming high

    Not afraid of hard work and always up for a fresh challenge, Te Tane McGuire is the kind of team member every plumbing boss hopes for — and it’s made him a top award winner.

    Tags: awards   plumbing   gasfitting  
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  • Member News
    20 December 2019

    Video update from CEO Greg Wallace - Dec 2019

    In the final update for 2019, Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ and Masterlink chief executive Greg Wallace reflects on the achievements of a very busy year and looks forward...

    Tags: advocacy   conference   awards   plumbing  
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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
    19 March 2020

    COVID-19: Coronavirus update and advice

    Master Plumbers are monitoring the fast-evolving COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and the implications it has for our industry and our community. We’re taking action to support public health goals and slow down the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Media & Advocacy
    19 March 2020

    COVID-19 Government Support Package

    If you are affected by COVID-19, you may be able to access financial support through the newly announced Government Support Package.

    Tags: business advice  
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  • Member News
    23 March 2020

    Video update from CEO Greg Wallace - Mar 2020

    We will get through this. Master Plumbers is taking action to support public health goals and slow down the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.

    Tags: CEO Update  
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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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  • 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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