At NZPM, we have a strong commitment to industry engagement, training, and development. We have a close relationship with Master Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers NZ Inc and support the industry through initiatives such as our Young Plumbers Club and the annual Young Plumber of the Year competition.

The Young Plumber of the Year (YPOTY) competition, in association with Plumbing World, showcases and rewards the best and brightest in the industry. This event recognizes excellence in the trades, celebrates industry training, and recognizes the support of employers and suppliers. It is highly regarded within the industry and offers great prizes, personal development opportunities, and more for the winners.

The competition begins with local branch competitions in April each year, with the national final held in September or October. Enter the competition and have your shot at making a name for yourself in your chosen trade.

YPOTY 2023 Winners

  • 2023 National Winner: Cody Hall, C F Reese Ltd, Waikato/King Country Region
  • First Runner-up: Liam Dewar, Quantum Waste Water Systems Ltd, Lower North Island Region
  • Second Runner-up: Blake Patrick, Limitless Plumbing and Gas Ltd, Northern Region
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Past Winners

  • 2021 National Winner: Veronika Kreitner, Guy Plumbing & Gas, Wanaka - Southern Region, Wildcard
  • 2021 First Runner-up: Nick Sillars, Straight Flush Plumbing Ltd, Wellington - Wellington/Marlborough Region
  • 2021 Second Runner-up: Sam Sonneveld, Green Plumbing & Heating Ltd, Auckland - Auckland Metro Region
  • 2019 National Winner: Andrew Bright, Warwick Kirwan Plumbing Ltd, Rangiora
  • 2019 First Runner-up: Alex Hyland, Steve Wolter Plumbing Ltd, Gisborne
  • 2019 Second Runner-up: Roy Bates, Taumaranui Plumbing Ltd, Taumaranui
  • 2018 National Winner: Hayden Findlay, Eco Plumbing & Gas Ltd, Wanaka
  • 2018 First Runner-up: Alex Hyland, Steve Wolter Plumbing Ltd, Gisborne
  • 2018 Second Runner-up: Adam de Pass, Jackson Plumbing Ltd, Invercargill
  • 2017 National Winner: Julian Parker, Lewis Plumbing Co Ltd, Rotorua
  • 2017 First Runner-up: Hayden Findlay, Quix Auckland/Eco Plumbing Ltd
  • 2017 Second Runner-up: Josh Ratten, Layne Watson Plumbing Ltd, Papanui
For more information on the Young Plumbers Club and the Young Plumber of the Year competition


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