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World Plumbing Day Is A Reminder Of The Need To Plug New Zealand’s Plumber Shortage.

Friday, 11 March 2022, 8:58 am | Master Plumbers

New Zealand needs a 30% increase in qualified plumbers if we are to plug the skills shortage. With close to 49,000 building consents issued in 2021, up 24 percent from the previous year, plumbers and other construction workers are in huge demand. "World ... More >>

Heading To The Bach? Flush The Water When You Arrive

Monday, 13 December 2021, 8:59 am | Master Plumbers

The good old Kiwi bach is a summer favourite-whether you’re staying in your own or you’ve booked a holiday home. But don’t let unhealthy water spoil your fun. Be aware, if a property has stood empty for a while, water will have stagnated in ... More >>

Master Plumbers Joins Call For Mandatory Vaccination In Construction Sector

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 2:55 pm | Master Plumbers

Master Plumbers is adding its voice to industry demands for compulsory vaccination in the building and construction sector, and is asking the Government to act with urgency. Building industry membership group Registered Master Builders yesterday ... More >>

Economic recovery will be stifled due to lack of supplies

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 11:56 am | Master Plumbers

Construction work will come to a grinding stop within days unless the Government allows Auckland to distribute supplies to the rest of New Zealand immediately, says Master Plumbers. More >>

Government Urged To Put Green Gas Plan In Place Before Banning New Gas Connections - Master Plumbers

Wednesday, 9 June 2021, 3:15 pm | Master Plumbers

Master Plumbers is urging the Government to not race into a ban on new gas connections, with even the Climate Change Commission pointing to the need for more investment in green gas alternatives. In its final advice to the Government today, the Climate ... More >>

Master Plumbers Calls For Permanent Apprenticeship Boost

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 12:34 pm | Master Plumbers

Master Plumbers is joining the call for the Government to make the Apprenticeship Boost scheme permanent. The scheme, which provides financial support to employers of apprentices during the first two years of an apprenticeship, is currently scheduled ... More >>

2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards - Full List Of Winners

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:20 am | Master Plumbers

2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards - Full List of Winners - Plumbing World Scholarships These are awarded to three Masterlink apprentices who have demonstrated diligence in their assignment completions, and maturity and personal growth over the past year. ... More >>

Waikato Woman Wins 2021 National Women In Plumbing Award

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:18 am | Master Plumbers

This year’s Jackson Women in Plumbing award has been won by Sarah Avery, Office Manager of Plumbing & Gas Works in Hamilton, at the 2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards held in Blenheim on Friday 26 March. Sarah joined the company in 2015 and ... More >>

Newly Qualified Queenstown Plumber Wins 2021 James Douglas Medallion

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:17 am | Master Plumbers

Alan Wharton, a commercial maintenance plumber with Flints Plumbing in Queenstown, was named the overall winner of the James Douglas Medallion at the 2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards held in Blenheim on Friday 26 March. Alan recently completed his ... More >>

Rotorua Family Business Wins 2021 New Zealand Master Plumber Of The Year

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:15 am | Master Plumbers

Rotorua-based family-owned business BOP Plumbing & Gas has won the 2021 New Zealand Master Plumber of the Year Award at the 2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held in Blenheim on Friday 26 March. Four years ago, the firm moved overnight from ... More >>

Marlborough Adult Apprentice Wins Plumbing World Scholarship

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:13 am | Master Plumbers

Matthew (Matt) Bird has been awarded a Plumbing World Scholarship at the national 2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held in Blenheim on Friday 26 March. Matt is in the first year of his Masterlink plumbing and drainlaying apprenticeship, hosted ... More >>

Christchurch "go-to" Apprentice Wins Plumbing World Scholarship

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:12 am | Master Plumbers

Christchurch-based apprentice Oliver (Ollie) Tabak has won a Plumbing World Scholarship at the national 2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held in Blenheim on Friday 26 March. Ollie was just 19 when he started working at Clyne & Bennie as a Masterlink ... More >>

"Honest And Hardworking" Wellington Apprentice Wins Plumbing World Scholarship

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:10 am | Master Plumbers

Wellington apprentice Vincent (Vinny) Roth has won a Plumbing World Scholarship at the national 2021 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held in Blenheim on Friday 26 March. Vinny is in the final year of his Masterlink plumbing and gasfitting apprenticeship. ... More >>

Hastings-based Plumbing Firm Boss Wins 2021 New Zealand Trainer Of The Year Award

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:08 am | Master Plumbers

Sean Patrick of Hastings-based firm East Coast Plumbing & Gas has won the New Zealand Trainer of the Year Award at the 2021 New Zealand New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held in Blenheim on Friday 26 March. The award acknowledges plumbing, gas ... More >>

Government Is Jumping The Gun Over Proposed Ban Of New Gas Connections In Homes - Master Plumbers

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 3:08 pm | Master Plumbers

The Climate Change Commission’s proposal to ban new gas connections to residential homes within five years is short sighted and ill thought out, says Master Plumbers. CE Greg Wallace is warning if the Government goes ahead with the proposed timeframe, ... More >>

New Zealand Plumbing Awards 2020 - Full List Of Winners

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 6:48 am | Master Plumbers

Huge congratulations to all the finalists and awards winners at the New Zealand Plumbing Awards, held online from a safe distance in front of a virtual audience with hosts in Wellington and Auckland.   2020 Master Plumber of the Year ... More >>

Master Plumbers Welcomes Support For Trades In Budget 2020

Friday, 15 May 2020, 2:17 pm | Master Plumbers

Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ welcomes the support for trades employers and apprentices in Budget 2020. "We are extremely pleased that the Government has recognised the importance of providing financial support to assist ... More >>

Consumers reminded to service gas appliances

Friday, 19 July 2019, 4:31 pm | Master Plumbers

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. More >>

Plumbers should consider sustainable, eco-friendly vehicles

Friday, 12 July 2019, 1:14 pm | Master Plumbers

Master Plumbers welcomes the Government’s proposed ‘Clean Car Discount’ to make electric, hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles more affordable for New Zealanders. More >>

Call for mandatory testing of buildings for bacteria

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 5:38 pm | Master Plumbers

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. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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