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New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association Inc

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News Archive: June, 2016

Presidents Report - June 2016

A warm welcome to all our members and to all who read our Newsflush. Well it’s been a busy start to winter for all of us and we have had some great things happening for our members. Before I mention these I would like to thank Auckland Council and Work Safe for their great presentations on Wednesday night at our general meeting. For... Read More »

General Meeting 22nd June 2016

Our members thoroughly enjoyed our meeting held Wednesday evening the 22nd June in Remuera, Auckland. Our guest speakers included Jeff Fahrenson the the Auckland Council who spoke about schedule 1, underslab drainage, as built plans and product substitution. This was followed by speakers Shane Stewart and Carl Wedderburn from Worksafe New... Read More »

Introducing Auckland Chamber of Commerce

  New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association is pleased to announce their involvement with the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. Michael Barnett (Chief Executive) is happy for our NZPDG members to call The Chamber for any Health & Safety, staff or business advice from their business advisors for safe, confidential... Read More »

When Employees leave

I work day in day out with companies implementing and maintaining strategies to help them retain their staff in what is a very competitive staffing market but sometimes, even though Employers do everything they possibly can, you will have people leave. I thought I’d use my article this month to talk about some things that Employers... Read More »

Health & Safety

It’s vital that our members review the adequacy of their Statutory Liability & Directors & Officers Liability covers, which is included in the Management Liability packages we recommend for all NZPDGA members.   What the Health & Safety legislation change means to businesses and what this means from an insurance... Read More »

Presidents Report - May 2016

A warm welcome to all our members and to all who read our Newsflush. Well, with winter weather on the way it is an excellent time of the year to work on those customers who may require heating or repairs to roof leaks that often get overlooked in summer weather. It is also a great time to get all of your health and safety issues up to date and... Read More »

Industry News - May 2016

PGD Board Info Brief Edition 4 2016 READ MORE    Inside Air New Zealands’ “Pee Lab” NZ Herald Ever wondered how the toilets on board planes flying 9000m in the air are emptied? Take a look at how Air New Zealand ensures the toilets on its planes are up to scratch with a behind the scenes video inside its "pee... Read More »


With a growing list of clients covering varying types of workplaces including manufacturing, processing, services, auto-motive, commercial, community, contracting and retail to mention a few, our clients of Sweet As Pop Corn, Makan Distillers, Frankton Thunder, Auckland Indian Association, Kreem Manukau, Whitings Power, NZ Plumbers,... Read More »

Hiring Apprentices

I thought what I would discuss in this month’s article is what Employers should look for when hiring apprentices. With many roles in a company it is the skills that people have that are being sought to bring in to the business. This will usually include such things as prior experience, qualifications and work history. These people are... Read More »

Tip Top Tech - The effects of sunlight exposure on pvc pipe

  Colours fade and plastics degrade because overtime they're being ripped apart by the sunlight's high-energy UV light. When certain molecules absorb UV light the light provides enough energy to break some chemical bonds destroying or at least rearranging the molecules in a process called photo degradation. This often results in colour... Read More »

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