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News Archive: July, 2020


A warm welcome to all our members and to all who read our News Flush!It’s that amazing time of the month again where we put together our News Flush and for me this year is marching forward ever so fast. I think with Covid-19 and the lock down it gave us all time to reflect on what is so very important in life, family and contact with loved... Read More »


COVID-19's affects and ongoing after affects has been a very challenging time for us all. We've had to cope with organisational changes, loss of income, letting staff go, and for some, losing their jobs or businesses altogether.In a nutshell, our emotions have been on a roller coaster ride, our businesses have endured the worst... Read More »

How Seasonal Affective Disorder Works And How To Treat It

How Seasonal Affective Disorder works and how to treat it Newshub 30th July 2020 Seasonal Affective Disorder can worsen in winter. Photo credit: Getty  Many people may feel blue in the winter months - the cold, dark weather can be a real downer. But for some this feeling of melancholy can become a real problem, going beyond a feeling of... Read More »

Otago Polytechnic gets government grant for $31.7m trades training centre

Otago Polytechnic gets government grant for $31.7m trades training centre RNZ – 24th July 2020  A new trades training centre will be built at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin. Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones Photo: RNZ /Dom Thomas The government has announced $28 million in grants and loans for the $31.7 million project at... Read More »

One Mega Event - Great shows!

Chat with a safety advisors at this years National Safety Show, 12-13 Aug at ASB Showgrounds, AKL. Site Safe's prequal tool, SiteWise will also be on hand to answer any of your questions. Entrance is free. Visit stand 214. ... Read More »

DIY July " Novice Or Expert You May Not Be Covered

DIY July – Novice Or Expert You May Not Be Covered 13th July 2020 - Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board Making those small renovation changes to add value to your property may have a very different ‘big impact’ on your asset and finances than you expect. Before you DIY or carry out that renovation project check it’s... Read More »

Consumer Protection

Consumer ProtectionNew Zealand GovernmentQuotes and estimates! A few tips. Also, your rights and responsibilities as a consumer and a contractor. Please note the value of choosing a tradesperson backed by an Association like ours. READ MORE... Read More »

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 »

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