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NZPDGA Gas Evening 12th August 2019

A fantastic turn out on the evening of the 12th August 2019 at NZ Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association Gas Safety Evening held at The Remuera Club. Over 130 of us gathered to discuss gasfitting issues, systems and processes. Thanking our panel of advisors that included: Glen Burr - Certified Plumber, Certified Drainlayer, Certified... Read More »

Top Tech Tip August - Testing gas pipe work and water pipe work

Testing gas pipe work and water pipe work We all would agree that there are many options for pipes and pipe systems in New Zealand in fact our country has become a testing ground for overseas manufacturers. It is therefore very important when selecting pipes and fittings that we buy our products from reputable manufacturers. Some products... Read More »

Tradies graduating with better prospects than ever

Tradies graduating with better prospects than ever New Zealand Business – 27th August 2019 New Zealand’s building and construction skills gap had some relief last week as 42 apprentice plumbers, electricians, gasfitters and drainlayers graduated at the ATT (Apprenticeship Training Trust) awards held at the Auckland War... Read More »

Quick actions saves heater from burning flat down

Quick actions saves heater from burning flat down   NZ Herald - 26th August 2019 It was a close call for a Kawakawa St resident after their gas heater caught fire inside their flat on Tuesday afternoon. Fire and Emergency were alerted to the incident just after 3pm.   Senior station officer Craig Gardiner said it was the... Read More »

New Zealand's best young apprentice plumber, Lauren Philllips, is taking on the world

New Zealand's best young apprentice plumber, Lauren Philllips, is taking on the world RNZ - 22nd August 2019 Lauren Phillips, a 21-year-old apprentice from Invercargill, is competing at the WorldSkills tournament in Russia this week. Is she nervous? 'Not really'. Apprentice plumber Lauren Phillips laughing,... Read More »

Check out our President Glen Burr's radio interview this morning discussing New Zealand's gas industry!

Check out our President Glen Burr's radio interview this morning discussing New Zealand's gas industry! RNZ - August 19th 2019   LISTEN NOW  ... Read More »

Christchurch hospital building in hot water over plumbing tangle

Christchurch hospital building in hot water over plumbing tangle RNZ, 16th August 2019 A tangle over plumbing at the South Island's largest hospital building, where work is way behind time and over budget, just got worse. An artist's impression of the Christchurch Hospital campus. Photo: Supplied  Engineering firm... Read More »

NZPDGA Safety evening for gasfitters held

NZPDGA Safety evening for gasfitters held World News - 13th August 2019 Press release In light of what has happened in Christchurch our association held a Gas safety evening for all gasfitters in Auckland on 12th of August at The Remuera Club.   We had over 130 Gasfitters attending, and discussions were held around topics of concern... Read More »

Northwood Gas Explosion

Northwood Gas Explosion SCOOP Independent News - 9th August 2019  WorkSafe has completed an important part of its ongoing investigation into the Northwood gas explosion and is able to give residents in the area an assurance that they can continue to use reticulated gas safely. “We now know that there was no issue with gas... Read More »

Putting school vocational and trades training on the map

Putting school vocational and trades training on the map SCOOP Independent News - 8th August 2019  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today announced a new way to recognise and encourage new generations of builders, plumbers, software developers, agriculture and other trainees, with the launch of New Zealand’s first-ever student... Read More »



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