Archived News and Media Releases

22 May 2015

The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) has appointed Martin Sawyers as its new Chief Executive and Registrar.

19 May 2015

A Rotorua man has been convicted and fined $1000 plus court costs and solicitor’s fees today for illegally carrying out sanitary plumbing.

2 April 2015

An Auckland man has been convicted and fined $1500 for carrying out drainlaying work without an authorisation for a second time

31 March 2015

The Timber Design Society is pleased to be able to present the Timber Design Society Sapwood Conference.  The conference will be held in Christchurch only, 13 – 15 May 2015.

4 March 2015

The Rules Reduction Taskforce has been set up to cut red tape and get rid of loopy property rules and regulations that are stopping people from getting on with the job.

19 February 2015

 An online tool that supports the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) technical guidance document on repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes has been released.

19 February 2015

 In a judgment released 18 February 2015, a Nelson man has been convicted and fined $4000 for doing or helping to do gasfitting work without a licence, and has been ordered to pay solicitor’s costs of $113 and Court costs of $130.

2 February 2015

The recent conviction of an Auckland man has served as a timely reminder to consumers to only use plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers who hold a current authorisation card.

11 January 2015

The Australian Industry Group report “The quest for a level playing field: the nonconforming products dilemma”, provided compelling evidence on the increasing risks of non-conforming Products in Building and Construction projects. To assist industry stakeholders, the new Steel Compliance website is provided as a risk mitigation service to the construction community by ACRS.


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