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The banned businessman and the relentless private investigator

STUFF – 22nd November 2020   Ben Yeatman has current New Zealand passports in two different names, a driver’s license in a third. Ben Yeatman pulls out his New Zealand passport and flashes open the front page. Then he pulls out another one in a different name. Then he produces a driver’s licence in a third name. All are... Read More »

Asbestos must be removed by a licensed removalist, says WorkSafe

Watch Video of Robert Birse, Principal Advisor - Asbestos WORKSAFE... Read More »

Christchurch homeowner taking on council case over wrecked hot water cylinder

Christchurch homeowner taking on council case over wrecked hot water cylinder STUFF – 9th November 2020 A case to decide whether Christchurch City Council should pay for a resident’s chlorine-corroded hot water cylinder could spark a flood of legal claims, if successful. Michael Neilson, who had a hot water cylinder fail in August... Read More »

Auckland's water drought gets a small boost from Pukekohe water bores

Auckland’s water drought gets a small boost from Pukekohe water bores NZ Herald – 26th October 2020 Auckland’s record-breaking drought got a small boost yesterday when two bores in Pukekohe were brought back into service. After being out of action since 2013, Watercare started drawing up to 5 million litres a day from the Hickeys... Read More »

Half of hot water cylinders tested not up to scratch: EECA

Half of hot water cylinders tested not up to scratch: EECA 7th October 2020 – STUFF An inefficient hot water cylinder could cost a consumer more than $1200 over its lifespan, EECA estimates.  The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is exercising a rarely used power to prosecute a hot water cylinder manufacturer over energy... Read More »

TOP TECH TIP - Non- Compliant Products & Installations

TOP TECH TIP - Non- Compliant Products & Installations How many products are there on the market that can be readily accessed by the consumer that may not comply or not meet the required warranty? How many of us have customers who are adamant that they will source the products for their jobs? (normally finishing items) How many of us have been... Read More »

Board Urges Property Owners To Take Caution With Methamphetamine Decontamination

Board Urges Property Owners To Take Caution With Methamphetamine Decontamination Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board - 30 September 2020  This week in the Rotorua District Court, Adrian Cunningham, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a $2,250 fine for carrying out restricted gasfitting work without authorisation and was ordered to pay... Read More »

Covid forces ATT awards to go virtual as spotlight shines on apprenticeships

Covid forces ATT awards to go virtual as spotlight shines on apprenticeships Apprenticeship Training Trust - 30th September 2020  The annual graduation and award ceremony for ATT, one of New Zealand’s largest apprenticeship organisations, has gone virtual this year to celebrate the achievements of 89 apprentices across the country. The... Read More »

Gasfitter pleads guilty after Christchurch home explosion

Gasfitter pleads guilty after Christchurch home explosion RNZ - 29 September 2020  A gasfitter charged after carrying out work at a Christchurch home a day before it exploded has pleaded guilty to a charge under the Gas Act.   On the left is Gregory John Smith the gas-fitter involved with his defence counsel Joseph... Read More »



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