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News Archive: October, 2020


Half of hot water cylinders tested not up to scratch: EECA

Half of hot water cylinders tested not up to scratch: EECA 7th October 2020 – STUFF An inefficient hot water cylinder could cost a consumer more than $1200 over its lifespan, EECA estimates.  The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is exercising a rarely used power to prosecute a hot water cylinder manufacturer over energy... Read More »

TOP TECH TIP - Non- Compliant Products & Installations

TOP TECH TIP - Non- Compliant Products & Installations How many products are there on the market that can be readily accessed by the consumer that may not comply or not meet the required warranty? How many of us have customers who are adamant that they will source the products for their jobs? (normally finishing items) How many of us have been... Read More »

Board Urges Property Owners To Take Caution With Methamphetamine Decontamination

Board Urges Property Owners To Take Caution With Methamphetamine Decontamination Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board - 30 September 2020  This week in the Rotorua District Court, Adrian Cunningham, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a $2,250 fine for carrying out restricted gasfitting work without authorisation and was ordered to pay... Read More »

Covid forces ATT awards to go virtual as spotlight shines on apprenticeships

Covid forces ATT awards to go virtual as spotlight shines on apprenticeships Apprenticeship Training Trust - 30th September 2020  The annual graduation and award ceremony for ATT, one of New Zealand’s largest apprenticeship organisations, has gone virtual this year to celebrate the achievements of 89 apprentices across the country. The... Read More »

Gasfitter pleads guilty after Christchurch home explosion

Gasfitter pleads guilty after Christchurch home explosion RNZ - 29 September 2020  A gasfitter charged after carrying out work at a Christchurch home a day before it exploded has pleaded guilty to a charge under the Gas Act.   On the left is Gregory John Smith the gas-fitter involved with his defence counsel Joseph... Read More »

Young plumber Christian Prescott is NZ's first professional sneaker cleaner

Young plumber Christian Prescott is NZ's first professional sneaker cleaner STUFF - Sep 28 2020 Anyone wondering why New Zealand has a professional sneaker cleaning service probably hasn’t considered spending thousands of dollars on a pair of retro Air Jordans. Young Auckland plumber Christian Prescott has spent over three years working... Read More »



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