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News Archive: November, 2020

PRESIDENT'S REPORT - November 2020

The year is nearly over but that does not mean things are winding down, in fact, talking to most of you it seems we are starting to awaken from all of the chaos that has occurred. It is a hard time of the year for many trying to get jobs finished that may have been pushed back due to Covid-19 or other delays. It also seems that many of us are in... Read More »


With the current drought in the Auckland region giving rise to various water restrictions, it is worth reviewing the different rules which apply to the collection and use of rainwater.There are four main types of tanksDetention Tanks - Detention tanks work by temporarily storing stormwater runoff during a rainfall event and then slowly... Read More »


This is a free industry event brought to you by Chesters, Allproof and Clenz. It is a must for the industry involved in trade waste.  In New Zealand the trade waste guideline vary or are extremely grey in areas. While the sizing is set out in the G13, 5l per seat in a venue, there are a lot of variables to choose from. If the EN... Read More »


OverviewAs part of the 2020 NZ Building Code update, there are changes to the G13/AS3 to reduce the likelihood of drain blockages and support the use of water efficient fixtures.These changes are intended to support updates made to AS/NZS 3500.2:2018 figure 4.9.1(a) 45° Junction at grade which reduces the probability of drain blockages... Read More »

The banned businessman and the relentless private investigator

STUFF – 22nd November 2020   Ben Yeatman has current New Zealand passports in two different names, a driver’s license in a third. Ben Yeatman pulls out his New Zealand passport and flashes open the front page. Then he pulls out another one in a different name. Then he produces a driver’s licence in a third name. All are... Read More »

Asbestos must be removed by a licensed removalist, says WorkSafe

Watch Video of Robert Birse, Principal Advisor - Asbestos WORKSAFE... Read More »

Christchurch homeowner taking on council case over wrecked hot water cylinder

Christchurch homeowner taking on council case over wrecked hot water cylinder STUFF – 9th November 2020 A case to decide whether Christchurch City Council should pay for a resident’s chlorine-corroded hot water cylinder could spark a flood of legal claims, if successful. Michael Neilson, who had a hot water cylinder fail in August... Read More »

Auckland's water drought gets a small boost from Pukekohe water bores

Auckland’s water drought gets a small boost from Pukekohe water bores NZ Herald – 26th October 2020 Auckland’s record-breaking drought got a small boost yesterday when two bores in Pukekohe were brought back into service. After being out of action since 2013, Watercare started drawing up to 5 million litres a day from the Hickeys... Read More »

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