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New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association Inc

New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters
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News Archive: May, 2017


President's Report - May 2017

A warm welcome to all our members and to all who read our News Flush. The weather has turned cold and it almost feels like winter is on its way bringing with it new challenges for our industry such as waking up to frosts and potential freezing conditions that can cause some serious problems both to us and our plumbing systems. How many of us... Read More »

Industry Newsfeed - May 2017

Plumbers reminded not to talk pricing with competitors - Commerce Commission 3 May, 2017 – Stuff  Plumbers are being warned not to discuss what they charge for services after a tweet involving Trade Me founder Sam Morgan hinted at price fixing. The Commerce Commission has been contacting plumbing associations throughout the country... Read More »

Top Tech Tip - Layer Up This Winter

Who can afford to have their employees away sick from work? This is the time of year to encourage your staff to get the flu injection and to remind them the importance of dressing appropriately for the cold. Harmful effects from exposure to cold conditions can include hypothermia, frostbite, and trench foot. Here are some tips for your... Read More »

Health & Safety

Whatever business you are in and whatever your job, when it comes to health and safety there is one piece of safety gear we can all use to help prevent health and safety issues from happening – it’s your mouth. READ MORE Standing Together on Safety    The leaders of some of New Zealand’s biggest... Read More »

IQP Practical Refresher

IQP Backflow Practical Refresher Course held at Aqualine Products and presented by Glen Burr of Wet n Wild Plumbing . The course covered practical testing of valves,  information on new products and valves,  verification of tester and testing requirements  for council and  identification of valves and hazards. ... Read More »

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

Emotional intelligence is an underrated quality for employees. Simply put, it’s your ability to recognize and control your emotions, and to recognize and understand the emotions of others. Those with high emotional intelligence are excellent at interacting with others, navigating, reading people and understanding their own feelings.... Read More »

President's Report - April 2017

A warm welcome to all our members and to all who read our Newsflush. Wishing all of you a very Happy Easter and I hope the Easter bunny can swim to your houses as it looks like we are in for some serious weather. It’s been a busy April with our AGM and meeting on the 28th of March and also myself conducting courses down in Napier for the... Read More »

Upcoming Events - Half day refresher on backflow testing

To secure your place contact Glen Burr Phone: 027 434 5096 Email: tk1grb@xtra.co.nz... Read More »

Plumbing Cross Skills Course - Auckland 2017

Building Networks - New Zealand's leading authority on building compliance - Your expert trainer and facilitator Glen Burr    Plumbing Cross Skills Course - Auckland 2017   Understand what 'plumbing' is actually needed when inspecting, renovating or involved in new builds. Confidently predict future leaks or issues and... Read More »

General Meeting 30th March 2017

The NZPDG General Meeting held on the 30th March was a success. Thanking our guest speakers from our Associate businesses Bentleys Chartered Accountants, Real Time Accounting, Smith and Partners and Licensed NZ. The presentations were thoroughly enjoyable, informative and interesting.   Ross Collins-Wright (Ross' Plumbing) and Glen... Read More »

Industry News - April 2017

Business Insider Newsletter - March 2017     ACC work levies go down  Law change: tax and contractors  Minimum wage rises by 50c    READ MORE     Geoff Peck from Peck Plumbing Plus has all of the facts on Water Heating - 24th March 2017  WATCH... Read More »

Top Tech Tip - Issues with power and bonding straps

This top tech tip is about power and electricity which may seem an unusual topic to talk. However, as plumbers, drainlayers and gasfitters, it affects all of us and can be deadly serious. Take a good look at this photo Are you confused as to how this is a problem for people in our trade? I don’t blame you, but this is the cable... Read More »

Smart Hot Water Controller

Since running on-demand hot water became widespread in the mid-20th century, Kiwis have mainly used electricity to heat their water. 88% of households have an electric hot water cylinder, according to the Building Research Association of New Zealand. Many cylinders maintain far more hot water in reserve than is usually required. But the... Read More »