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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
    23 April 2018

    Portable gas heaters should be banned from Kiwi homes

    Master Plumbers wants portable gas heaters banned from all residential properties in New Zealand, because of the serious risks they pose to your health and safety.

    Tags: heating  
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  • gasfitting
    15 May 2018

    Tradesman and Certifying classes to remain

    The PGDB recently consulted on whether to retain two classes of registration—Tradesman and Certifying.

    Tags: registration   licensing  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    6 August 2018

    Changes to plumbing, gasfitting & drainlaying apprenticeship programmes

    One of the common themes The Skills Organisation hear from industry is that not enough teaching is done during block courses and too much time is spent on assessment.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • gasfitting
    6 August 2018

    Gas registration exam refreshers

    Gas Training Consultants Ltd has provided gas registration exam refresher tuition on request in Wellington and elsewhere for the past 10 years—and currently appears to be the only provider.

    Tags: training   apprentices  
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  • gasfitting
    12 September 2018

    Shortage of quality plumbing apprentices in Auckland

    With a shortage of quality plumbers in the Auckland region, Masterlink are on the hunt for apprentices.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Compliance
    26 September 2018

    LPG compliance in non-workplaces

    LPG compliance in non-workplacesChanges were introduced to compliance requirements for more than100kg of LPG at non-workplaces on 1 December 2017.

    Tags: gas   LPG  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    9 October 2018

    Master Plumbers welcomes release of Construction Skills Action Plan

    Master Plumbers welcomes the release of the Government's Construction Skills Action Plan, which sets out six initial priority areas to address skills shortages in the construction industry.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Member News
    19 October 2018

    Winners of 'Master Plumber for a Day' competition

    To mark World Plumbing Day in 2018, Master Plumbers ran a Facebook competition offering the chance to win the services of a Master Plumber for a day.

    Tags: heating   water pressure  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    13 December 2018

    Unsafe levels of lead in tapware products readily available in New Zealand

    Master Plumbers are calling for the Government to undertake an urgent comprehensive review of plumbing products sold in New Zealand following the “lead-crisis” in Australia and independent testing which demonstrates...

    Tags: plumbing products  
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  • 18 December 2018

    Some things have changed around here!

    We've made some changes to our website to incorporate all the great homeowner information that was previously at www. dontriskit. co.

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  • Member News
    7 February 2019

    Call for entries—2019 NZ Plumbing Awards

    Entries are now open for the 2019 New Zealand Plumbing Awards.

    Tags: awards  
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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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  • 2 August 2016

    Excavation safety guidance

    Check out the new good practice guidance from WorkSafe on managing health and safety risks associated with excavation work. Read it HERE

    Tags: drain laying   plumbing   health & safety  
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  • 30 September 2016

    Are you meeting your health monitoring requirements?

    As a PCBU, you have legal requirements to protect the health of your workers by identifying hazards and managing the associated risks.

    Tags: health & safety  
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  • 3 November 2016

    New asbestos code of practice

    WorkSafe have released an Approved Code of Practice for the Management and Removal of Asbestos.   Previous asbestos guidance in New Zealand focused only on asbestos removal.

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  • Member News
    21 December 2016

    Asbestos awareness - pressed metal tiles

    AHI Roofing has released an Industry Alert with regard to certain pressed metal roof tiles made before the early 1980s that contain asbestos.

    Tags: asbestos  
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  • Roofing
    21 December 2016

    Scaffolding in New Zealand

    WorkSafe has just released good practice guidelines on the safe design, use and maintenance of scaffolding.

    Tags: health & safety  
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  • 12 May 2017

    Use your mouth—a great bit of safety gear

    Having a health and safety conversation with your workmates, your boss or your workers is the first action to take to help ensure everyone goes home healthy and safe, says...

    Tags: plumbing   gasfitting   drain laying   health & safety  
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Apprentices
    8 May 2018

    PGD training research project released

    The Skills Organisation has released the summary report of Stage One findings from its Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying (PGD) Benchmarking Evaluation project.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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