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Top Tech Tip - Silicosis

Silicosis and the risks of working with engineered stone bench tops used primarily in bathrooms and kitchens.           Silicosis is an irreversible and progressive disease that causes fibrosis of the lungs from the inhalation of respirable crystalline silica (RCS).  RCS is produced when engineered stone... Read More »

Ransomware Alert!

In 2019 alone: Ransomware emails spiked 6,000% 40% of all spam email had ransomware 59% of infections came from email 92% of surveyed IT firms reported attacks on their clients  In an effort further enhance your company’s cyber defences, we want to highlight a common cyberattack that everyone should be aware of –... Read More »

Info Brief

Info BriefPlumbers Gasfitters & Drainlayers Board - 23rd June 2020 Recent disciplinary action and prosecutions Fire and Emergency NZ issue industry warning Transition pathway - CP to CD New council rules for drainlayers in Wellington Commerce Commissions asks " Are your PPE surcharges legit?" Free course - Building Code modules Auckland... Read More »

Council makes it easier for Aucklanders to collect rainwater

Council makes it easier for Aucklanders to collect rainwater Our Auckland - 24th June 2020    Auckland Council has announced it is scrapping resource consent fees for the installation of rainwater tanks at residential properties. The fee waiver comes in response to the severe water shortages the region is currently experiencing. Other... Read More »

Lower Hutt plumber found guilty of shoddy work at retirement village

Lower Hutt plumber found guilty of shoddy work at retirement village RNZ – 19th June 2020   A plumber has been found guilty of doing negligent or incompetent work at a Lower Hutt retirement village.   The Plumbers Board has fined Vincent Cookson, who runs Virtual Plumbing, $7200, with costs of $36,000, after a three day... Read More »

Man Fined For Gas Installation Giving Rise To Risk Of Fire Or Gas Leak

  Man Fined For Gas Installation Giving Rise To Risk Of Fire Or Gas Leak Press Release: Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board - 18th June 2020  Today in the Manukau District Court, Dip Narayan, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a $2,500 fine for carrying out restricted gasfitting work without authorisation and was... Read More »

Plumber tells hearing shoddy work was not his fault

Plumber tells hearing shoddy work was not his fault RNZ – 18th June 2020 A plumber defending charges over defective drains at a retirement village says something went wrong at the project but it was not his or his workers' fault.  Woburn Apartments in Lower Hutt. Photo: RNZ / Ana Tovey  Lower Hutt plumber Vincent Cookson... Read More »

Application extension for small business loan (SBC)

  Application extension for small business loan (SBC) The Government has announced a six-week extension for the Small Business Cash flow (loan) Scheme (SBC). Applications opened on 12th May 2020 and can now be submitted up to and including 24th July 2020. All other conditions remain the same which include: Businesses with 50 employees... Read More »

Change of criteria for COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension

Change of criteria for COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension A Wage Subsidy Extension payment will be available to support employers, including sole traders, who are still significantly impacted by COVID-19 after the Wage Subsidy ends. The Wage Subsidy Extension will be available from 10 June 2020 until 1 September 2020 so employers can keep paying... Read More »

Release of initial list of supported training

Release of initial list of supported training Press Release: New Zealand Government, 2nd June 2020 Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of Education Release of initial list of supported training to aid COVID-19 recovery • The Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) will pay costs of learners of all ages to undertake vocational education... Read More »



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