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Farmers, tradies angered by Government's proposed fees for high-emissions vehicles

Farmers, tradies angered by Government's proposed fees for high-emissions vehicles 17th July 2019 – News Hub   The Government's proposal to slap gas-guzzling cars with an import fee in a bid to get more people to buy clean, green vehicles is being slammed by farmers and tradies. For plumbers like Glen Burr, the work ute is an... Read More »

Solar energy for wastewater an exciting landmark

Solar energy for wastewater an exciting landmark 17th July 2019 – Our Auckland   Watercare has entered the solar energy market and installed solar panels at the Pukekohe Wastewater Treatment Plant. The 400 ground-mounted solar panels project, creating renewable energy, is the first project of its kind for Watercare. The... Read More »

Plumbers preparing to leave the workforce

Plumbers preparing to leave the workforce Stuff – 15th July 2019 Rohan Mahon, of Rohan Mahon Plumbing, says a shortage of plumbers may result in price changes. As more plumbers retire in Southland a skills shortage is expected that may put pressure on the possible building boom in the south. A fifth of plumbers are expected to... Read More »

Plumbers should consider sustainable, eco-friendly vehicles

Plumbers should consider sustainable, eco-friendly vehicles Scoop Independent News – 12th July 2019 Press Release: Master Plumbers  Plumbers should consider sustainable, eco-friendly vehicles Master Plumbers welcomes the Government’s proposed ‘Clean Car Discount’ to make electric, hybrid and fuel efficient... Read More »

Take 'emotion' out of water row

Take ‘emotion’ out of water row July 10th 2019 – Cook Island News Chlorination is the “only way” to keep Rarotonga’s water pipes safe and clean, say two experts.  After weeks of mounting opposition to chlorine in the new drinking water, proponents of the disinfection technique have finally spoken up.... Read More »

Plumbing firm liquidated: Health Ministry defends hospital pipe work

Plumbing firm liquidated: Health Ministry defends hospital pipe work 7th July 2019 – RNZ The failure of a plumbing company won't void warranties on troublesome pipes at a half-billion-dollar Christchurch Hospital project. The Australian-owned PHP NZ was placed in liquidation last week. The Health Ministry has had to investigate its work... Read More »

President's Report - June 2019

A warm welcome to all our members and to those who read our News Flush. It is getting dark outside and it is starting to feel like winter again a very important time for tradespeople to go the extra mile for customers. How many gasfitters out there inform your customers about the dangers of just lighting up their gas fire or heater that has sat... Read More »

Upcoming Events - NZPDGA Trade Expo

Stand enquiries - email Katrina secretary@nzpdg.org.nz... Read More »

Proprietary pipe for gas

Multilayer pipe systems (PEX) piping is becoming more popular with gasfitters for installations. Multilayer piping is a sandwich of an outer layer cross linked polyethylene (pex) a middle layer of aluminium and then another layer of cross-linked polyethylene. It is easy to bend, and joints are made by crimping a metal fitting to the end of the... Read More »



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