New Zealand Plumbing

10-12 April 2024

We look forward to bringing you another top quality Conference for the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry.

Wednesday 10 April


Conference Registration Desk Open

9.30am - 10am

Morning Tea

10am - 12pm

Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ Inc – Annual General Meeting

12pm - 1pm

Lunch, sponsored by the Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Board

12pm - 4pm

Partner Activity Programme

Fully booked.

1pm - 3pm

PGDB and Mico CPD session

3pm - 4pm

Afternoon Tea and Trade Show

Sponsored by the Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Board.

5:30pm - 10pm

Mico Welcome Night

Location: The Banquet Hall, Parliament Buildings

Dress code: Smart casual

Thursday 11 April


Conference Registration and Enquiries Desk Open

8.30am - 8.35am


8.30am - 8.45am

Conference Opening Session

Conference Master of Ceremonies: Jehan Casinader

8.45am - 10am

Sir Wayne SmithKeynote Speaker

Sponsored by MM Brands.

10am - 10.30am

Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ Update

Greg Wallace, Chief Executive

10.30am - 11.15am

Morning Tea and Trade Show 

Sponsored by Firstgas.

11.15am - 12pm

State of the Sector – Panel Discussion 

Panellists: Gareth Kiernan, Greg Wallace, David Kelly, Aleyna Hall.

12pm - 12.05pm

Marley Product Showcase

12.05pm - 1pm

Trevor Slater Dispute Resolution – Guest Speaker

How to stop one dissatisfied customer ruining your business.

1pm - 2pm

Lunch and Trade Show

Sponsored by Aqualine.

2pm - 2.45pm

Update from the Minister for Building and Construction

Hon Chris Penk

2.45pm - 3.30pm

Diversity and Women in Plumbing – Panel Discussion

Panellists: Jacqui Rodger, Rebecca Moss, Jessica Bensley

Sponsored by Rheem.

3.30pm - 3.45pm

Update from Josh Kendrick of Hawke’s Bay Master Plumbers

President of Hawke’s Bay Master Plumbers Josh Kendrick will give an update on Cyclone Gabrielle and what’s been happening on the east coast.

3.45pm - 4.30pm

Afternoon Tea and Trade Show

Sponsored by Rockgas.

6.30pm - 10.30pm

Marley Fun Night Dinner

Location: Te Papa

Dress Theme: A Night At The Museum

Friday 12 April


Conference Registration Desk Open

8:45am - 9.45am

Melissa Clark-ReynoldsKeynote Speaker

Sponsored by Iplex Pipelines.

9.45am - 9.50am

Allproof Product Showcase

9.50am - 10.45am

Workforce Development – Panel Discussion

Panellists: Hon Penny Simmonds, Graham Moor, Colleen Upton, Philip Aldridge.

Sponsored by Waihanga Ara Rau.

10.45am - 11.15am

Morning Tea and Trade Show

Sponsored by Masterlink.

11.15am - 11.45pm

Future Fuels – Panel Discussion

Panellists: Dr Grant Bourke and Matt Carnachan.

11.45am - 12.15pm

Apprentice Representative Group

12.15pm - 12.30pm

Conference Close and Trade Show Prize Presentation

Conference Master of Ceremonies: Jehan Casinader

12.30pm - 1.15pm


Sponsored by Masterlink.

1pm - 4pm

Friday Leisure Activities

Sponsored by Masterlink and Methven Caroma.

6:00pm - 12am

New Zealand Plumbing Awards Dinner

Sponsored by Plumbing World.

Tāwhirimātea Room, Tākina Convention Centre

Dress code: Black tie/formal

Master of Ceremonies: Jesse Mulligan

Fully Booked – Waitlist Available

A decadent High Tea at the stunning QT Hotel at midday.

Hippopotamus High Tea

The Friday afternoon activity options are:

Option One: Zealandia Tour >>


Fully Booked – email to be waitlisted.

Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne is the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary, with an extraordinary 500-year vision to restore the valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to pre-human state.

Set around a picturesque reservoir, Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne is home to some of New Zealand’s most rare and extraordinary wildlife – all thriving wild in a world-first protected sanctuary.

There will be a private walking tour around Zealandia followed by afternoon tea.

Option Two: Bowling and Acarde games at Holey Moley >>

Holey MoleyGet ready for some fun! Challenge yourself or your colleagues by playing a variety of arcade games or aim for a strike at 10-pin bowling.

There is something to entertain everyone! Click here to view Bowling and Arcade Games>>

Option Three: Rock climbing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (weather permitting) at Ferg’s Rock and Kayak >>

Rock climbingFergs Kayaks Wellington has an amazing 13m high wall to challenge climbers.

Experienced staff will show you the basics of belaying and climbing. There is a full 30 rope top rope climbing gym with a unique and separate lead climbing room as well as a Bouldering area, which is boasted to be world class. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a total whizz, they have options to suit your skill level.

You can also experience the joy of stand up paddle boarding and kayaks around Wellington Harbour (weather permitting).