It's time to recognise outstanding tradespeople in the plumbing industry. Nominations for the 2018 New Zealand Plumbing Awards are now open!
Nine categories cover individuals (including apprentices and certifying tradespeople), businesses, product development and projects. While most awards are for Master Plumbers members only, some are also open to non members.
Further information - and entry forms - can be found on our website. Nominations close on Friday 9 February - so be quick! Winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Hamilton on 23 March 2018.
With Covid-19 still a very real risk, people who are unwell are told to stay home, and to keep any sickly kids home too - but what if you don't have any more sick leave owing?
Most Kiwis are entitled to five days of sick leave a year, but some - often those in lower paid jobs - get less.
New Zealand’s minimum sick leave allowance is one of the lowest in the OECD. In Australia they get 10 days, in most European countries it’s even more.
Should Kiwis be entitled to more sick leave?
To read more, click here.
60.1% Yes, five days is not enough60.1% Complete
13.9% No, I never use mine up anyway13.9% Complete
26% Entitlement should be assessed on a case-by-case basis26% Complete
One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.
Private sectors say they are struggling to attract skilled workers to Wellington. They say issues like uncertainty about major projects, expensive housing, and infrastructure problems are deterring people from moving to the city. What do you think?