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Top Tech Tip - New building consent exemptions

New building consent exemptions MINISTRY OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT   28th August 2020 New types of building work will no longer require a building consent, saving homeowners up to $18 million a year and reducing the number of consents by about 9,000 (if lodged separately).  From 31 August 2020, additional building... Read More »

Apprenticeship Support Programme

  Apprenticeship Support Programme Work & Income The Apprenticeship Support Programme is a cross-agency government response to help employers retain and bring on new apprentices, including Mana in Mahi participants, while dealing with the effects of COVID-19. Employers and businesses will be able to access support from either... Read More »

Working from home: looking after the mental wellbeing of your team

  Working from home: looking after the mental wellbeing of your team Worksafe – 18th August 2020 Whether it’s the ease of working in a dressing gown or cutting out the commute, working from home has definitely got its perks. But, there are some downsides to working from home. Not having to commute to work each day can be a plus,... Read More »

ACC have launched a new subsidy

Site Safe New Zealand - August 13th 2020 ACC have launched a new subsidy designed to help small to medium-sized businesses with the cost of health and safety training for front-line leaders. The subsidy can be used towards our Supervisor course. To find out if you’re eligible, and how to apply, click... Read More »

Judith Collins visits NZPDGA Member Mattson's Plumbing

Judith Collins visits NZPDGA Member Mattson’s Plumbing August 10th 2020 Tony Mattson of Mattsons Plumbing was a delightful host when Denise lEE Mp and I visited his business in Ellerslie this morning. Tony's family has owned Mattsons for 100 years - what a wonderful history! We chatted over a hot cup of tea about National's infrastructure... Read More »

Where to find New Zealand's best outdoor baths

Where to find New Zealand's best outdoor baths NZ Herald - 5th August 2020 It seems like every bach and BnB in New Zealand has moved its ablutions outdoors. In a short space of time, a tub in the scrub has gone from a rustic quirk to a luxurious accommodation must-have. Carting a copper tub into the wopwops was once the preserve of itinerant... Read More »

President Glen Burr receives Certificate in Design & Evaluating Assessments

  President Glen Burr receives Certificate in Design & Evaluating Assessments for Tertiary Education  13th August 2020      ... Read More »

PRESIDENT'S REPORT - July 2020

A warm welcome to all our members and to all who read our News Flush!It’s that amazing time of the month again where we put together our News Flush and for me this year is marching forward ever so fast. I think with Covid-19 and the lock down it gave us all time to reflect on what is so very important in life, family and contact with loved... Read More »

MENTAL HEALTH

COVID-19's affects and ongoing after affects has been a very challenging time for us all. We've had to cope with organisational changes, loss of income, letting staff go, and for some, losing their jobs or businesses altogether.In a nutshell, our emotions have been on a roller coaster ride, our businesses have endured the worst... Read More »

How Seasonal Affective Disorder Works And How To Treat It

How Seasonal Affective Disorder works and how to treat it Newshub 30th July 2020 Seasonal Affective Disorder can worsen in winter. Photo credit: Getty  Many people may feel blue in the winter months - the cold, dark weather can be a real downer. But for some this feeling of melancholy can become a real problem, going beyond a feeling of... Read More »



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