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New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association Inc

New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters
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News Archive: October, 2018


A warm welcome to all our members and to all who read our News Flush. I hope you all were able to dust off the BBQs over the long weekend and have a rest before the final push to Christmas. We have had another very busy month with some great events and I would like to thank our amazing secretary Katrina for working closely with me to make these... Read More »

Plumbing and who can do it

What is sanitary plumbing?   Sanitary plumbing is any work involved in fixing or unfixing any pipe, plumbing fixture or appliance including; any trap, waste or soil pipe, ventilation pipe, or overflow pipe and any pipe that supplies or is intended to supply water. All sanitary plumbing must comply with the Building Code and, where a... Read More »

What is drainlaying and who can do it?

Effective and correctly installed drainage systems play an important role in protecting public health and maintaining a pollution-free environment. If foul water is not correctly disposed of it can pose a significant risk both to the community at large and to our environment. Drains are underground pipes which carry foul or surface water... Read More »

What is gasfitting and who can do it?

What is gasfitting? Gasfitting is any work involved in installing, altering or repairing gas appliances including the fixing or unfixing of any gas pipes, ventilation or flue pipes, commissioning gas appliances and ensuring their safe operation (including the testing, setting, checking and adjusting of safety devices, combustion conditions and... Read More »

Licensed NZ

  SHOW OFF YOUR WORK AND PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITH LICENSED NZ     Licensed NZ has a new feature running of before and after photos of jobs members have worked on.   If any NZPDG members that are on Licensed NZ would like to email some before and after photos of jobs they have worked on, as well as their business logo,... Read More »


  PHOTO BOARD - MEET THE INPECTORS - AUCKLAND COUNCIL  Great night had by NZPDGA members who got to meet inspectors Garry Cruickshank, Neil Rennie and John Tagiilima from the Auckland Council in West Auckland, New Lynn. A lot of questions were asked and the night was interactive. Two more evenings are under preparation for members in... Read More »




GUIDE FOR OVERSEAS QUALIFIED PEOPLE   Every day we get enquiries from overseas plumbers, drainlayers and/or gasfitters about the steps involved in moving to NZ. I hope this helps! To become registered in New Zealand you must apply through The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board overseas pathway known as... Read More »


  Consultation: Revision to AS/NZS 3497:1998 DRINKING WATER TREATMENT UNITS - PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS   The following joint standards development project was recently approved by Standards Australia.   Standards Australia have invited Standards New Zealand to participate in projects relating to standards which are currently... Read More »

INDUSTRY NEWS - October 2018

South Island mum of boy who died in gas powered shower warns other families not to use units - 27th October 2018 – TVNZ 1 News   A South Island mother is warning other families about gas-powered showers after her 12-year-old boy died from carbon monoxide poisoning. Justine Walkers oldest son Jesse Samuel died at their Haast holiday... Read More »


ON THE TOOLS   Top reasons why trades are better than degrees - Tradie New Zealand – Oct/Nov Issue 2018 Chances are, you’ve probably got a mate or two who is spending or about to spend four or more years at a university. Maybe then move back in with their parents when they finish up post-graduation because they have a... Read More »

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