Plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying roadshows

New programmes update

Calling all plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry, employers, and apprentices!

January 2025 will see the launch of the new plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying (PGD) apprenticeship training model, Kokiri Whakamua (Moving Forward).

The new programmes are the result of an initiative led by the Waihanga Ara Rau PGD Strategic Reference Group to create a better training environment and improve training outcomes.

We’re holding free nationwide roadshow events to update the industry on the new model and what the changes to the Level 4 apprentice qualifications may mean for you and your business:


2 July  Wellington  Register 
23 July  Auckland   Register
24 July  Dunedin   Register
30 July  Hamilton   Register
31 July  Christchurch   Register


The agenda for the roadshow includes:

  • Overview 
    • Greg Wallace (Chair, PGD Strategic Reference Group)
  • What have we been doing and what does this mean for the industry (incl. key changes)?
    • Mike Grumball (GM Assurance, Waihanga Ara Rau)
  • Panel discussion
    • Greg Wallace (Chair, PGD Strategic Reference Group)
    • Mike Grumball (GM Assurance, Waihanga Ara Rau and sponsor of PGD Strategic Reference Group )
    • Aleyna Hall (Chief Executive, PGD Board)
    • Representatives from Te Pūkenga and ICE

Light refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the presentation.