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News and events for members in Taranaki.
Don't get caught out by a cold snap! Winter is here and very cold temperatures can put your pipes at risk of freezing.
As New Zealand hunkers down at home in COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown, the plumbing, heating and drains in our properties are getting more use than usual.
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.
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.
Master Plumbers are disappointed some plumbing merchants’ stores have remained open to walk-in customers during New Zealand’s COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown.
Master Plumbers is constantly developing and delivering COVID-19 resources for Members, specifically aimed at the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry.
The Construction Sector Accord has released construction protocols in preparation for moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 at 11:59pm on Monday 27 April.
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...
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.
Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ welcomes the support for trades employers and apprentices in Budget 2020.
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).
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.
iPlumber Ltd in Hamilton is the 2020 New Zealand Master Plumber of the Year.
The COVID-19 Residential Construction Protocols and Vertical & Horizontal Construction Protocols have been amended to reflect the changes this brings for our industry.
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.
Skills has opened up a new path for certified plumbers to obtain their drainlaying certification based on existing skills and work experience.
A newly released scientific report sheds further light on leaching of metals from household taps in New Zealand.
Armed with an Associated Tradesperson practising licence, plumbers and gasfitters are allowed to carry out certain electrical work.
Are you prepared for what’s coming next? Business coach Daniel Fitzpatrick of Next Level Tradie shares 7 things to know - plus practical steps to take right now.
Check out the new good practice guidance from WorkSafe on managing health and safety risks associated with excavation work. Read it HERE
As a PCBU, you have legal requirements to protect the health of your workers by identifying hazards and managing the associated risks.
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.
AHI Roofing has released an Industry Alert with regard to certain pressed metal roof tiles made before the early 1980s that contain asbestos.
WorkSafe has just released good practice guidelines on the safe design, use and maintenance of scaffolding.
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...
Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ support one of our members calling for greater government funding for apprenticeships.
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.
Reports of failed components in continuous flow water heaters led the LPG Association some years ago to investigate what contaminant had caused the failure.
The New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) is a unique number used to identify a business.
On 1 December the rules for managing hazardous substances in the workplace moved from the HSNO Act to the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA).
A recently released draft amendment to the caravan installation code seeks to standardise compliance plate requirements across New Zealand and Australia.
The country’s leading trades organisation has refuted any suggestion that subcontractors contributed to the challenges facing Fletcher Construction.
Standards Australia has announced that a new edition of AS/NZS 3000:2018 (the ‘wiring rules’) is expected to be published in March.
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.
Before deciding plumbing was the career for him, Kelly Adam completed a commerce degree, majoring in accounting.
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.
The Skills Organisation has released the summary report of Stage One findings from its Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying (PGD) Benchmarking Evaluation project.
The PGDB recently consulted on whether to retain two classes of registration—Tradesman and Certifying.
Master Plumbers is disappointed the Government’s budget has failed to acknowledge the contribution employers who take on apprentices make.
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.
The Government is reviewing the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006.
LPG compliance in non-workplacesChanges were introduced to compliance requirements for more than100kg of LPG at non-workplaces on 1 December 2017.
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.
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.
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...
We've made some changes to our website to incorporate all the great homeowner information that was previously at www. dontriskit. co.
The Minister of Education announced proposed reforms to our sector yesterday and released a consultation document outlining specifics.
Aaron Jamieson’s small plumbing business was struggling to keep on top of the amount of work coming in.
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.
If your home is well insulated, it could be time to consider upgrading your heating so every room is warm. Here's all you need to know about hydronic heating.
Master Plumbers welcomes the Government’s acknowledgement that greater value should be placed on apprenticeships, trades and workplace training.
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.
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.
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.
At just 24, Taylor Galloway is running a successful Auckland plumbing business with his wife Olivia—a goal they’ve had since they met in their school years.
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.
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.
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...
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...
More people are choosing Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) to control their central heating systems. It can improve your home life and make heating more affordable.
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.
Innovations in digital and engineering technologies have seen a recent flurry of inventions relating to the humble toilet. Find out how your convenience has been taken to the next level.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Twenty-one years into his career, Kenny Geenty has earned a top plumbing award for his attitude and work ethic.
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.
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.
If you are affected by COVID-19, you may be able to access financial support through the newly announced Government Support Package.
We will get through this. Master Plumbers is taking action to support public health goals and slow down the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.
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.
Updated: 23 April 2020 Your five-step guide to returning to work in residential construction at COVID-19 Alert Level 3.
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