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New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association Inc

New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters
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News Archive: January, 2019


PRESIDENT'S REPORT - December 2018

A warm welcome to all our members and to all who read our News Flush.It’s time to look back on this year and reflect on some great things that our Association have been involved with.I thank all of our Associates for their continued support of our Association.  All of you have provided valuable services and contributions this year.We... Read More »

HOT TOP TECH TOPIC - HAND HELD BIDET

Hand held bidet wash hoses sold online and available everywhere!This is a burning subject at the moment and we need to consider the safety of the public when customers ask you or your employees to install them.This picture shows a typical hose assembly and valve adaptor ready to be installed these have no backflow devices and can cause serious... Read More »

TOP TECH TIP - LOOKING AT POTENTIAL CROSS CONNECTIONS AND BACKFLOW

In this top tech tip I will go into some detail about some of the most basic things we should consider and look for as plumbers.We have an obligation to protect the health of our community by investigating and reporting any cross connections with water supplies.We are the first port of call when it comes to working on water supplies and not all... Read More »

ON THE TOOLS Unitec Prize Giving - 28th November 2018

Great evening had by all at The Sorento, One Tree Hill.                      ... Read More »

NZMA Graduation - 14th December 2018

Well done to all our graduates from NZMA Trades School.      ... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS - December 2018

Plumbers need to lift their Adwords game - 27th November 2018, SCOOP Independent News Rising costs and now GST means plumbers need to lift their Adwords gameThe cost of marketing for plumbers is increasing – a monthly budget of $1,000 is considered the minimum to make Google Adwords viable – and on top of that Google has... Read More »

PRESIDENT'S REPORT - November 2018

A warm welcome to all our members, new members and to all those who read our News Flush. It’s a busy time of the year for all and with Christmas work functions just around the corner it’s a time to take extra care at work and on the roads. We once again have had another very busy month with some great events and I would like to... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS - NOVEMBER 2018

NZ plumbers worried about amount of lead in some people’s drinking water TV1 News – 8th November 2018 Major New Initiative to Improve New Zealand Homes Scoop Independent News - Monday, 19 November 2018 READ MORE Lead in plumbing products could have 'severe effects' on kids - expert News Hub – 20th November 2018   The... Read More »

TOP TECH TIP - HOW SAFE IS OUR DRINKING WATER? - November 2018

TOP TECH TIP -   HOW SAFE IS OUR DRINKING WATER?     Let’s start at the source of the water There are metals in our water and health authorities promise the risk is small. Most water in New Zealand used for public supplies is slightly acidic in nature. Water suppliers inform us that stomach upsets and a bit of... Read More »

NZPDGA SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENING AT THE ABBEY

  NZPDGA SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENING AT THE ABBEY   Another enjoyable social networking evening at the Abbey, Greenlane. Great time had by all and members had the pleasure of meeting Michael Perree of MyHr our new associate member. Check out the following article about what MyHR has to offer NZPDGA members!    ... Read More »

MYHR

  REAL EASY SOFTWARE. REAL HUMAN SUPPORT.  MyHR is your complete HR agency, with intuitive HR software to provide the right set of tools for every employment situation and our experienced team of HR consultants to ensure you're always in control. All for a simple, low monthly fee. No lock-in contracts. No hidden costs. ... Read More »

HCD FLOW TECHNOLOGY

Leading supplier of hoses, couplers, pumping equipment, rubber products and conveyor belts. NZPDGA members can call or visit Ken West - Branch Manager for advice or quotes on HCD Flow Technology products. Start an account with HCD Flow Technology and receive NZPDGA members only discount! Ken West - Auckland Branch Manager e: ken@hcdnz.co.nz... Read More »

ON THE TOOLS - November 2018

ON THE TOOLS   Apprentices earn $165,000 more than uni graduates by the age of 28 Stuff – November 15th 2018 "Earning and learning" helps apprentices avoid debt, earn earlier, contribute to KiwiSaver earlier, buy a home earlier and pay off their mortgage earlier. (File photo)   OPINION: University is a great option for... Read More »