"In February, Ardern was featured in a newspaper article where she
volunteered she and her partner had successfully installed a new toilet in
their Auckland home "without flooding the place". Only problem was, such
work must, by law, be carried out by a registered plumber.
Ardern clearly had no knowledge the task had to be undertaken by a
professional; a complaint was made, she apologised and the regulatory
body, the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB), issued a
warning and called the matter closed.
However, PDGB chief executive Martin Sawyers says Ardern's accidental
foray into an unlawful toilet installation was highly useful as an
unintended publicity device.
"It showed a lot of people that a lot of people don't know that such work
is illegal - and that it is illegal for very good reasons. Unlicensed
operators can cause a lot of damage and threaten people's health and
To mind very OTT regulation and a nice little money earner for "Tradies".
Regulation of gas fitting is fine IMHO because of the "flash, bang, boom
there goes the neighbourhood" potential.
Electricity less so, because usually the danger is limited to a very
localised area although you can set the loft and roof on fire.
Plumbing in a toilet?
"A house and three neighbouring blocks were evacuated today after an
explosion due to an unsafe toilet installation."
Nope, not convinced.
In the UK this would turn this NG into the "uk.not-allowed-to-d-i-y".
Sometimes we don't know how well off we are.
 Cor blimey! Musta been somefing I ate!
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