Huge congratulations to all the finalists and awards winners at the New Zealand Plumbing Awards on Friday 31 May in the
MacArthur's Ballroom at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Queensland, Australia.
2019 Master Plumber of the Year
This award recognises a member business that can clearly demonstrate its business acumen and drive for success
WINNER - MacMillan Plumbing & Gas Ltd - Onehunga, Auckland
2019 Graeme Victor Smith Contribution to the Industry
This award recognises commitment to Master Plumbers, to the industry, to running a successful business and to developing
young and future plumbers.
WINNER - Warren Thompson (Warren Thompson Plumbing Ltd - Hamilton)
2019 James Douglas Medallion
This award recognises outstanding newly qualified apprentices in plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying who have
demonstrated commitment and determination to achieve industry success.
FINALIST: Plumbing - Te Tane McGuire (Tech Mechanical - Napier)
FINALIST: Gasfitting - Gary Learthart (Clyne and Bennie Plumbing- Christchurch)
FINALIST: Drainlaying - Marc Nicholls (Drainpro - Christchurch)
WINNER - Te Tane McGuire (Tech Mechanical - Napier)
2019 Outstanding Projects Award
This award recognises exceptional work by Master Plumbers' members.
WINNER - Clyne and Bennie Plumbing - The Christchurch Town Hall
2019 Outstanding Services to the Industry
This award recognises an outstanding contribution to the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry from which Master
Plumbers' members have benefited.
WINNER - Dale and Andrea Lovell (Heron Plumbing - Henderson, Auckland)
2019 Plumber, Gasfitter or Drainlayer of the Year
This award recognises excellence in the trade skills of an individual Certifying Plumber, Gasfitter or Drainlayer
(Master Plumbers' member or non-member), who is
WINNER - Kenny Geenty (Advanced Plumbing, Drainage & Gas - Hawke’s Bay)
2019 Product of the Year
This award recognises the significant contribution to product development in the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying
industry in the past year.
WINNER - Caroma - Smart Command
2019 Training Leader of the Year
This award recognises going beyond the call of duty to help educate and support people entering the industry.
WINNER - BOP Plumbing & Gas Ltd - Rotorua
This award recognises a special project or act of goodwill completed by a Master Plumbers Branch or Association to the
benefit of their community.
WINNER - Master Plumbers Wellington Branch - Riding for the Disabled Project
2019 Plumbing World Scholarship
Plumbing World Scholarships are awarded to five Masterlink apprentices who have demonstrated diligence in their studies
and personal growth over the past year.
These apprentices are seen as true assets to the businesses who provide them with the on-job training towards their
plumbing, drainlaying and gasfitting qualifications.
WINNER - Ben McCulloch - Hosted by Jackson Plumbing Nelson
WINNER - Jesse Dodd - Hosted by Baxter & Neilson Plumbers Ltd, Invercargill
WINNER - David Hodgson - Hosted by Lewis Plumbing Company, Rotorua
WINNER - Ben Stanley - Hosted by East Coast Plumbing and Gas, Hastings
WINNER - Jack Powell - Hosted by BT Plumbing and Gas, Auckland