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Board Urges Property Owners To Take Caution With Methamphetamine Decontamination

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 5:52 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

This week in the Rotorua District Court, Adrian Cunningham, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a $2,250 fine for carrying out restricted gasfitting work without authorisation and was ordered to pay $130 in Court costs, $113 solicitor fees and to pay reparation ... More >>

DIY July – Novice Or Expert You May Not Be Covered

Monday, 13 July 2020, 2:37 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Making those small renovation changes to add value to your property may have a very different ‘big impact’ on your asset and finances than you expect. Before you DIY or carry out that renovation project check it’s legal first. Recently, in the ... More >>

Man Fined For Gas Installation Giving Rise To Risk Of Fire Or Gas Leak

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 4:08 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Today in the Manukau District Court, Dip Narayan, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a $2,500 fine for carrying out restricted gasfitting work without authorisation and was ordered to pay $130 in Court costs. Mr Narayan installed a gas cook-top into ... More >>

$5,250 In DIY Fines And Reparation Order Reinforce Consumer Warning

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 1:10 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Property owners are again being warned not to fall into the trap of using unlicensed people to conduct restricted sanitary plumbing work on renovation projects. Yesterday in the Wellington District Court, Rodney Baker was convicted and fined $2,625 for ... More >>

Beware unauthorised trade work – don’t take the risk!

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:43 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Property owners are being warned today not to fall into the trap of using unlicensed people to conduct plumbing or gasfitting work on renovation projects. Always ask to sight a NZ Practising Licence before any work begins. More >>

Beware unauthorised trade work

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 5:19 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Property owners are being warned today not to fall into the trap of using unlicensed people to conduct plumbing work on renovation projects. Always ask to sight a NZ Practising Licence before any work begins. Today in the Taupo District Court, Stuart ... More >>

Beware unauthorised trade work

Friday, 10 May 2019, 12:10 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Property owners are being warned for a second time this month not to fall into the trap of using unlicensed people to conduct plumbing work on renovation projects. More >>

Hamilton man fined $2000 for unauthorised plumbing

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 1:49 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

The PGDB cautions homeowners today not to fall into the trap of using unlicensed people to conduct plumbing work for home maintenance or renovation projects. More >>

It’s not child’s play NZ – and not for D.I.Y

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 2:33 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Homeowners are being warned not to endanger the health and safety of family members - or risk invalidating insurance. More >>

Tradies nationwide reminded to relicense

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 1:41 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers nationwide are being reminded to ensure they relicense by 1 April 2018. Plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying are regulated trades in New Zealand and it is illegal for anyone to do this work without a NZ Practising ... More >>

Regulator rules $7,000 fine and supsension of licence

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 12:07 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

A recent decision to fine and suspend the practising licence of a Christchurch-based certifying gasfitter sends a strong message to the industry about the importance of ensuring inexperienced staff are properly supervised. More >>

PGDB - Regulator Rules $7,000 Fine & Suspension of Licence

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 11:16 am | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

A recent decision to fine and suspend the practising licence of a Christchurch-based certifying gasfitter sends a strong message to the industry about the importance of ensuring inexperienced staff are properly supervised. More >>

$5,000 fine for motorhome modification

Friday, 17 February 2017, 1:31 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

In a judgment released today, a Tauranga man was convicted yesterday and fined $5000 for doing gasfitting work without a licence and has been ordered to pay solicitor’s costs of $226. More >>

Builder’s illegal gas cooker job earns $6,000 fine

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 4:35 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Today’s latest prosecution by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board, backs the important messages to homeowners that are in their new public awareness campaign. More >>

Hiring a tradie? Sort the pros from the cons

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 12:23 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

With housing activity showing little sign of slowing down, The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) is reminding homeowners who are embarking on home renovation projects of the costly repercussions of using the wrong people. Choosing the right ... More >>

Man fined $2500 after misleading council

Friday, 27 January 2017, 1:40 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Homeowners are being warned not to fall into the trap of using anyone who does not hold a current authorisation to conduct plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying work. Yesterday in the Auckland District Court, Vinod Maniam, was sentenced to a $2,500 ... More >>

Botched home renovation prompts buyer warning

Thursday, 24 November 2016, 2:31 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Tradespeople who get called in to fix costly renovation botch-ups is becoming a common occurrence. The worst culprits are renovators who have launched into additions without regard for restricted work, passing on costly problems to the next buyer. ... More >>

$5,250 fine reinforces message

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 1:48 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Yesterday’s prosecution in the Palmerston North District Court reinforces the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board’s message to consumers, to make sure that they only use authorised tradespeople. More >>

Auckland man fined $4500 for misleading homeowners

Friday, 16 September 2016, 4:14 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Homeowners are being warned today not to fall into the trap of using anyone who does not hold a current authorisation to conduct sanity plumbing or gasfitting work. More >>

Ditching the family bach for a motorhome? Buyer beware

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 2:51 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

The new trend of opting out of high priced coastal properties and turning to the motorhome and campervan as a new holiday preference has prompted a consumer warning. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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