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News Archive: November, 2016


Presidents Report - November 2016

I’m not going to mention the weather or any parts of seasons including the all famous Xmas time…. I thank all those who attended our meeting on the shore at Harvey Norman Commercial division it was a great night and we had good speakers. I remind our members that we provide some great services for you and your companies so please... Read More »

Industry News - November 2016

Drainage made easy -  Thursday, 03 November 2016 RURAL News, written by  Mark Daniel Drainage has for many hundreds of years has sorted out the problem of too much water in paddocks. Traditionally drains are installed by backhoes or trenching machines, both relatively slow and expensive, so a system new to New Zealand, but used in... Read More »

NZPDG @ Harvey Norman Commercial Division

Fun night had by all who attended. Thanks to Bevan from Harvey Norman Commercial and Wendy from e-link who helped organize the event. The venue was fantastic and members enjoyed sampling Bevans home brew. We thoroughly enjoyed our guest speakers that included - Darren from Aqualine and also George from Debtorinfo NZ Ltd - who traveled up from... Read More »

NZ Building Code Compliant Product Register

Bizolutions brings to you a one-stop portal of NZ Building Code (NZBC) compliant products. Check it out! www.nzbcproducts.co.nz        ... Read More »

Top Tech Tip - Cross-Connections - Part 3

Top Tech Tip - Cross-Connections Backflow Prevention Products and Protection of Safe Drinking Water Supply Part 3   Information Source:    ... Read More »

e-link November Promotion

e-Link wish to advise you we  have a November promotion. Buy one membership and receive your second membership for free. Special price valid until November 30th and  includes GST. Check out our website www.elinkgroup.co.nz for further details.    ... Read More »

New Year New Career

A couple of months ago I used my article to talk about some of the things Employers should consider when entering the final quarter of the year. It’s a critical time for business owners who have a desire to retain their best staff and hopefully some of my advice was valuable. There are still five or so weeks left before Christmas and it... Read More »

Presidents Report - October 2016

A warm welcome to our members and also to those who read our News Flush. I know in my last report I mentioned spring was just around the corner but I won’t mention the weather again. I remind you that we are having a Satellite Meeting on Thursday 27th of October at Harvey Norman Commercial Division, Glenfield - on the shore.  This... Read More »

Industry News - October 2016

WorldSkills competition a chance for young tradies to show skills Stuff 01/10/2016 Young apprentices and trainees from around New Zealand competed in the national WorldSkills competition at Wintec's Rotokauri campus in Hamilton. Phoebe Coersâ wanted to be a pro mountain biker when she was little. Now 20, she's an apprentice... Read More »

Top Tech Tip Cross-Connections Part 2 - October 2016

Top Tech Tip Cross-Connections Backflow Prevention Products and Protection of Safe Drinking Water Supply Part 2  ... Read More »

MBIE Fails the Plumbing Industry Again

Government Product Technical Statement (PTS)  The Ministry for Building Innovation and Employment (MBIE) held a number of road shows around the country earlier this year, promoting the Product Technical Statement (PTS) for plumbing products. This was in the wake of the media attention regarding “Dodgy Plumbing Products”... Read More »

Dodgy Plumbing

This is a home handyman's effort to prevent the bath water from going into his onsite waste water treatment plant and has redirected it via a 25 OD alkathene pipe into a culvert on his property.  The water spilled under the house when the bath plug was pulled and the soap is evidence that it overflowed.    ... Read More »

e-link website "makeover"

e-link Group Ltd have given their website a "makeover" Check it out www.elinkgroup.co.nz Each month we will be updating new suppliers, promotions and exclusive member discounts. Our e-Link Card will give you savings and discounts from 5% to 60% off trade or retail to suit your business & lifestyle. Christmas is only 9 weeks away another... Read More »

Debtorinfo NZ Ltd Brief

Debtorinfo supply their subscribers with; A library of forms documents and letters all personalised with their name and logo.  Terms of trade for their web site.  A clever quoting tool incorporating the terms of the Construction Contracts Act and the Building Amendment Act that can be sent and the acceptance... Read More »