All posts in "Tradie"

Forestry Worker Cut From Reparation

26 March 2015

Two and a half years after a nearly fatal accident, one forestry worker is beginning to wonder if he’ll ever receive his reparation. Gisborne man Tau Henare was almost killed on the job and has not received any of the $40,000 he should have been paid by his employer – and now he fears the company is […]


Don’t Trade Contacts With Mining Agencies

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

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

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 […]

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