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We are responsible for administering the registration and licensing systems of plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers so that the New Zealand public can have confidence that those persons carrying out regulated work are competent to do so.
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District Court sentencing

Sentencing in the Porirua District Court for unauthorised sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying work.

Unlicensed electrical and plumbing worker sentenced for dangerous work, fined

Fined $9,000 for completing plumbing and electrical work while unlicensed.

CPD roadshow bookings are now open

Book your spot at one of the 2024 CPD Roadshows held by Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board and sponsored by Mico.

Board elections 2024

The chair and deputy chair have been reelected at the first Board meeting of the year.

MEDIA RELEASE | Introducing the self-contained vehicles regulatory system 

The new system is part of wider freedom camping legislation reforms, which aim to protect Aotearoa’s natural environment, reduce the impact of freedom camping, and increase public trust in freedom camping.  

2023 CAMPAIGN | Ask for Licensed

Check out our public awareness campaign and why you should be checking your plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer is licensed to do the work

Guidance on removal of flue cowls/terminals

The Board is aware of a recent incident where a flue cowl of a gas appliance was interfered with during roofing work, which ultimately led to a case of carbon monoxide poisoning. To keep the public safe, the Board advises the following guidance when working with flue cowls.

MEDIA RELEASE | Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board to regulate certifiers of self-contained vehicles

The Self-contained Motor Vehicles Legislation Act 2023 (the SCV Act) was assented by the Governor-General and passed into law.

MEDIA RELEASE | Man convicted and ordered to pay $57k for unauthorised plumbing and drainlaying

A Wellington man was sentenced in the Hutt Valley District Court on 13 March 2023 for unlicensed plumbing and drainlaying at 12 properties from November 2019 to December 2021.