All posts in "Tradie"

    Don’t Trade Contacts With Mining Agencies

    By Jason Duop / 4 March 2015

    Are you wanting to hit gold by going to Western Australian mines to work? Don’t be so hasty in choosing agencies advises Whangarei tradesman. Sonny Shelford secured work in Western Australian mines through a recruitment company and is advising Northlanders to avoid going to such agencies. Shelford was recruited by former Kaitaia man Douglas Foster, a director […]


      Illegal plumber fined for ‘defective’ work

      By Jason Duop / 24 February 2015

      Do you have a plumbing horror story? Try top this one! A Christchurch man has been convicted and fined for carrying out plumbing work that he was not legally allowed to do. Unauthorised plumber Jcob Betman was caught out when a complaint was laid against him. He connected a wet-back wood burner to a domestic plumbing system at […]


        Drought Heats Up Farmers Tension

        By Jason Duop / 12 February 2015

        Farmers are among the minority in New Zealand who are not celebrating this season’s fine weather. In fact, they are the minority fearing it. explains, “Farmers reliant on the Opuha dam near Fairlie for irrigation are facing unprecedented water restrictions, and unless rain comes in the next few weeks the lake will effectively dry […]


          Tradesmen Hibernate in Winter

          By Jason Duop / 7 February 2015

          If you’re in need of fixing a leaking roof, a broken furnace or in need of a new gas fire installed, you should probably act sooner rather than later. New Zealand faces a nationwide problem in which the trades industry fails to meet surges of pre-winter demand. Although this is a nationwide problem, Auckland and […]


            No More Tradie Surprises

            By Jason Duop / 1 February 2015

            There is an embarrassingly high number of tradie horror stories in New Zealand. Heard the one about the locksmith who got a key copied for every home he visited? (That certainly wouldn’t happen is you use a reputed a Auckland locksmith like Chubb!) What about the builder who never turned up, but charged someone anyway? […]


              Labour Urges Building Competition

              By Jason Duop / 20 December 2014

              Labour Party’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says competition is essential to cut the costs of building materials. Even though New Zealander’s face lower incomes than their Australian counterparts, it costs up to 30% more to build a house here. In particular Twyford is concerned about German headquartered Knauf Plasterboard after it’s operation here was being […]


                Auckland’s First House Building Factory Planned

                By Jason Duop / 15 December 2014

                A factory to create pre assembled houses is excepted to step foot in Auckland within two years. The Pokeno based factory will create components for four houses every two days. The factory could make 1250 houses a year. Mike Greer founded the house building business Mike Greer Homes. He and a joint venture partner planned […]


                  Rotorua Development Demands Builders

                  By Jason Duop / 7 December 2014

                  A new development on Lake Road in Rotorua has created demand for around 20 staff during construction. This development is being hailed as an example of the growth opportunities expected under the proposed District Plan. 106 to 108 Lake Road is being redeveloped to allow Big Save Furniture to expand. Big Save Furniture has been facing […]


                    10 Critical Steps You Need to Know Before Beginning Your Building Project

                    By Jason Duop / 15 November 2014

                    Beginning a building project can be an incredibly stressful time. If you don’t take the right steps before your project, you will likely be faced with time and money costs. And it could have been prevented if you knew to take the critical steps! Roger Ramsey Building, an expert provider of Waikato renovations have released a free E-book. […]


                      Tricks of the Trade for Choosing a Tradie

                      By Jason Duop / 28 October 2014

                      Although it is difficult to sum up ways to choose the best tradie when there are so many professions and points to consider, knowing some general tips can be extremely valuable. New Zealand is a service economy with many tradesmen offering their services and often have little distinguishing features. 1. Licensing is key One of […]

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