Apprenticeships vs Budget

Apprenticeships vs Budget

Master Plumbers is disappointed the Government’s budget has failed to acknowledge the contribution employers who take on apprentices make. Master Plumbers commitment to apprentices is through their Masterlink programme, a mentoring apprenticeship scheme that places...
Covid-19 Level 4 TVNZ

Covid-19 Level 4 TVNZ

One News 04 April 2020Auckland Plumbers Group Director, Andrew Durrans, was interviewed by One News for a story on the need to set up a national register log for the plumbing and gasfitting industries while the country is in ‘Level-4’.Click to view on...
Installing a water filter yourself can be costly

Installing a water filter yourself can be costly

In an article in the NZ Herald Online edition, experts warn that fitting a water filter can be illegal and carry a much bigger overall cost than a cheap DIY water filter. The Havelock North water contamination crisis has raised concerns in communities that our tap...
Plumbing sham costs everyone :-(

Plumbing sham costs everyone :-(

Dodgy plumbing work lands unprecedented fines and reparation for Shams Construction Works. The New Zealand Herald reports that company director, Shamsher Ali, was sentenced at the Auckland District Court in April after he was found guilty of carrying out sanitary...
Legends!

Legends!

This year The Skills Organisation (Skills) decided to recognise outstanding employers, who have consistently contributed to industry trades training in New Zealand over the years, through the awarding of a ‘Skills Legends’ certificate. This initiative...