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Building company ordered to pay $151k after falling worker paralysed from chest down

Building company ordered to pay $151k after falling worker paralysed from chest down 25th November 2019 – NZ Herald   WorkSafe says working at heights can have "devastating consequences". Photo / file  A Northland building business has ordered to pay $151,000 after a worker was injured in what WorkSafe called "devastating... Read More »

Councils face big costs for farms' tiny water supply 'schemes'

Councils face big costs for farms' tiny water supply 'schemes' 15th November 2019 – STUFF   An over-reaction to the Havelock North water contamination outbreak stands to cost councils. OPINION: News out of Wellington of the formation of a dedicated water watchdog that will set standards and have monitoring and enforcement... Read More »

Stratford Mayor praises graduates' efforts at Trade Graduation ceremony

Stratford Mayor praises graduates' efforts at Trade Graduation ceremony 12th November 2019 – Stratford Press Stratford mayor Neil Volzke with some of the recent trades gaduates Over 20 Stratford District graduates of Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) were recognised at this year's Mayor's Taskforce for Jobs industry training... Read More »

Leah McFall has a sinking feeling... about bathrooms

Leah McFall has a sinking feeling... about bathrooms 10th November 2019 - STUFF OPINION: "Check this out," my husband said. He was back from Japan, a bit jet-laggy, and flipping through his phone. He'd filmed the toilet in his hotel room. Stand down, all other countries. The Japanese convenience cannot be bettered. Operated by keypad,... Read More »

Safety Alert

Safety Alert Product recall information for gasfitters 7th November 2019 - PDGBoard    Safety alert for gasfitters on a Suburban RV gas storage water heater This safety alert highlights the significant health and safety risk to owners and users of caravans, motor homes or camper trailers which have certain models of suburban... Read More »

President's Report - October 2019

I would first like to welcome our new members and associate members  to our Association. Another busy month for our Association and industry. I would like to take the opportunity to talk about how safe your business may be after issues arising like the gas incident in Christchurch or the fire at Sky City Convention Centre. Take some time... Read More »

Top Tech Tip October - Looking after your tools and kitting out your van

    Looking after your tools and kitting out your van My top tech tip for this issue is a very simple one but one that is often overlooked by all of us. We all are busy people and may have more than one job going on at a time but it is very important to pay attention to the condition of your tools and van. How often are we in a... Read More »

Apprenticeships could soon have same status as degrees and diplomas

  Apprenticeships could soon have same status as degrees and diplomas STUFF – 23rd September 2019 Apprenticeships and trade certificates could soon be elevated to the same official status as university diplomas and degrees, industry training organisations say. They say the qualifications are just as demanding as academic study, but... Read More »

Heating & Cooling Method to Transform NZ's Offices

  Heating & Cooling Method to Transform NZ’s Offices Scoop – 17th October 2019 Office Heating & Cooling Method to Transform NZ’s Commercial Market Managing thermal comfort in the workplace is paramount for staff wellbeing, but New Zealand is lagging behind – until now. In early 2019, importer &... Read More »

New Zealand Gov't boosts vocational education

  New Zealand Gov't boosts vocational education North America – 25th October 2019 WELLINGTON, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Two secondary-school initiatives are being expanded as part of the New Zealand government's plan to see more young New Zealanders take up a trade to help close the skills gap. This includes the largest single increase... Read More »