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News Archive: February, 2016


Presidents Report - February 2016

Well, here we are at the end of February, where is the year going? All the plumbers I have spoken to recently have been doing well in business this year, so I hope this applies to you. Those who work a lot outside on roofs and pre-slab work must be enjoying the weather and the work turnover that the fine weather allows.   As you will all... Read More »

Introducing NZPDG's female member

Plumber Jackie Mason Women have long been under represented in trade positions such as plumbing, drain laying and gas fitting. Such professions have predominantly been considered a male-centric profession. According to the PDG Board, on recent count, there is under 5 registered female plumbers in New Zealand. This was a surprise to me, I was... Read More »

Tip Top Tech - February 2016

GAS OVER PRESSURE PROTECTION It can be very easy to overlook the requirement to provide over pressure protection, especially on new natural gas installations, where the gasfitters believes it is being provided by the utility supplier at the GMS. To ensure you don’t overlook your responsibility, always be aware of the following, even... Read More »

For what it's worth - How much are you worth?

Know the proper pricing for the job   There was this day in the summer of 1988 when it dawned on me that in 12 short years, all four of our daughters would be in college at the same time. Kelly would be a senior; Meghan would be a sophomore, and the twins, Colleen and Erin, would be freshmen, and that’s exactly how it turned out.... Read More »

DIY - How to build a small bench seat

Carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians and homeowners: give your back and knees a break with this portable, easy-to-build seat/step stool/tool box/work surface. It will make long work days go easier.  Build this handy box from 3/4-in. plywood and 1 5/8-in. screws. You'll be amazed by how useful it will be.   Required Tools... Read More »

Blast from the past

Woman Plumber Irene Sendler saves 2500 children in World War II   Irena Sendler was born on 15 February 1910 in Warsaw. As early as 1939, when the Germans invaded Warsaw, Irena began helping Jews by offering them food and shelter. When the Warsaw Ghetto was erected in 1940, Irena could no longer help isolated Jews. The Ghetto was an... Read More »

Introduction to the Installation & Commissioning of Rinnai Gas Fires

Friday 8th April 2016, 8.30am to 12.30pm @ Airport Oaks Cost FREE Contact Mark Dobson Phone: 0800 746 624 or 021 843 067 Email: mark.dobson@rinnai.co.nz... Read More »

KemPex Gas 7 CPD Course

Wednesday 24th February 2016 @ 4.30pm RSVP to Kurt Pecks Plumbing Plus Manuaku Branch Phone: 022 417 3257 Email: kurt.ngawhika@pecks.co.nz... Read More »

Industry News - February 2016

Josh Williams: Apprentices can earn while they learn READMORE: CLICK HERE Big changes for Employers READ MORE: CLICK HERE Final show down for legitimate tradespeople READ MORE: CLICK HERE MBIE report rates job prospects across industries CLICK HERE... Read More »

General Meeting - Thursday 10th March 2016

General Meeting - Thursday 10th March 2016    6.30 pm - 8.30 pm Hosted by Felton @ 8 Farmhouse Lane Glenn Innes RSVP Essential - email: secretary@nzpdg.org.nz                         phone: (09) 579 3367     ... Read More »

South Satellite Meeting - Thursday 3rd March2016

Drainage Course - 8CPD Points Thursday 3rd March 2016    6.30 pm - 8.30 pm Hosted by Franklins  @ Stadium Drive, Pukekohe RSVP Essential - email: secretary@nzpdg.org.nz                         phone: (09) 579... Read More »

West Satellite Meeting - Thursday 18th February 2016

Drainage Course - 8CPD Points Thursday 18th February 2016    6.30 pm - 8.30 pm Hosted by Franklins @ 437 - 441 Great North Road, Henderson RSVP Essential - email: secretary@nzpdg.org.nz                         phone:... Read More »

Presidents Report January 2016

As President, on behalf of NZPDG, I welcome everyone into the New Year 2016. I hope everyone has enjoyed their Christmas and well-deserved breaks with family and friends. It’s that time again to think about resolutions and goals for 2016. I’m sure you will find an interesting read in this edition. As many of you will have read in... Read More »

Tip Top Tech - Put on your big-boy pants and hold yourself accountable!

Whether you’re a CEO, a manager, or a business owner, you’re the boss, and that means you’ve got a lot of responsibility riding on your shoulders. When you’re in position of authority, your customers, investors, and employees put a great deal of faith in your ability to make the right call. So you have to step up to... Read More »

Quote of the month

The New Year brings new resolutions and new goals. So how do we assure success? Whether an employee or business owner, those who keep a positive attitude with a hunger that they have something to prove have the personality traits to assure success. ... Read More »

How to execute your goals?

Write down your goals and aim high. This gets you excited. You’ll see the task in front of you and then you can reverse-engineer your tasks.  Have a clear vision and plan. Take the steps to execute an idea. Visualize the entire process, from creation through to sales and beyond.  Ask, learn and study all the... Read More »

Blast from the past - New Zealand innovation - Felton

In the 1960’s, Kiwis needed a shower that didn’t require juggling separate hot and cold taps. Shower mixers made overseas didn’t work well here, because they weren’t designed for NZ’s unequal pressure system where the hot water pressure is much lower than the cold water pressure. In 1968, Felton was the first to... Read More »