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Ratepayers to cop share of multi-billion-dollar plumbing bill

RNZ – 4th March 2021 By 2050 some Wairarapa households could see their water bill more than triple if worst-case scenarios for water reform are realised.   Photo: LDR / Marcus Anselm  Ratepayers will likely cop a hefty share of the multi-billion dollar plumbing bill for New Zealand on the back of the Three Waters... Read More »

Review Finds Plumbers, Gasfitters, And Drainlayers Act Working Well

Press Release: Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment - 25th March 2021 A review by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has found that the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act is working well to ensure that sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying is done properly in the interests of public health and... Read More »

Carter Holt Harvey cuts timber supplies to Mitre 10, Bunnings, ITM

NZ Herald – 27th March 2021 Carter Holt Harvey's decision to cut timber supplies for three hardware and building supplies chains is reportedly because of booming house construction.  Builders are at risk of going under as Mitre 10, Bunnings, and ITM face a dire shortage of building timber after Carter Holt Harvey's decision to cut its... Read More »

Minimum Wage Increase

On 1st April 2021 the minimum wage is going up by $1.10 per hour, from $18.90 to $20.00.For the new minimum wage for adults, starting-out and training, and also to see what you need to do, check it out on the KTS website. CLICK HERE... Read More »

Launching of Wetback Book & NZPDGA AGM - 20th May 2021

When: Thursday 20th May 2021, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pmWhere:  Onehunga Community House, 83 Selwyn Street, OnehungaThe practice of heating water using a wetback connected to a wood burner is not as common as it once was, but is still done often enough to be of interest to many.The “rules” are set out in both G12 AS1 and AS/NZS... Read More »

2-day IQP Backflow Course, 16th & 19th April 2021

When: Friday 9th April 2021 & Friday 16th April 2021Where:  Aqualine 7 Winston Place, Henderson       Be in quick! Limited spaces available!RSVP CLICK HERE or contact Glen Burr 027 434 5096... Read More »

Gas Industry Meeting! - Tuesday 13th April @ 5pm

When: Tuesday 13th April @ 5pmWhere: The Remuera Club 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera A recent report from the Climate Change Commission to the Government has the gas industry in a tailspin. “No new gas installations from 2025” and “Gasfitters fear their businesses”Chesters in association with First Gas... Read More »

PRESIDENT'S REPORT - February 2021

It has been an interesting start to the year and it has not been easy again as Auckland went back into level 3 lock down last week which caused many to be confused over the boarders. It can be difficult when you have a business to run and the boarders change to confuse those who may come from Auckland and work in places like Mangawhai. The police... Read More »

TOP TECH TIP - Choosing the right backflow

Most of us have looked at different situations when it comes to backflow or cross connections but how many of us have got it right. How do we choose the correct device for the situation?Let’s look at a medium hazard from G123.3.2 Medium hazardAny condition, device or practice which, in connection with the potable water... Read More »

Calls for tougher rules around home plumbing after lead contamination in drinking water

February 19th 2021 – 1 News The issue’s been brought to light by a contamination scare in east Otago. Source: 1 NEWS The issue has been brought to light by a contamination scare in East Otago, and the high lead levels discovered in some of the local resident’s blood. Waikouaiti, Karitane and Hawksbury residents know better than... Read More »



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