The New Zealand Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (the Board) is a body corporate constituted under the Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006 which is administered by the New Zealand Ministry of Building and Construction. The Board has all the rights, duties, responsibilities and obligations necessary for the registration of plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers for the purpose of improving, promoting and protecting the public health, especially in the matter of sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying. The services performed by these occupations are considered to have a direct effect on the integrity of public network utilities supplying drinking water, stormwater collection and disposal, foul sewage handling and disposal and the gas supply to which they are directly interconnected. The occupations are also relevant to the environment particularly the contamination and pollution of the air, water, the ground and including noise.
- ^ Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board, Annual Report: Year ending 31 March 1998, Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board, Wellington 1998, p. 3.