Young plumber into his third NZ final

NATIONAL FINALIST: Gisborne plumber Alex Hyland (left) has, for the third year in a row, qualified for the New Zealand final of the Young Plumber of the Year competition. He won the regional final in Tauranga and received his award from Plumbing World central regional manager Steve Langton. Picture supplied

Gisborne plumber Alex Hyland is to once again compete for the title of New Zealand Young Plumber of the Year.

The 28-year-old from Steve Wolter Plumbing Ltd will represent the Bay of Plenty/Central region at the Plumbing World-sponsored national final in October.

Alex won the regional competition in Tauranga after negotiating a series of judge-assessed plumbing disciplines and completing a written test.

He will be one of 10 top young plumbers vying for the New Zealand crown.

Contest experience should be an advantage. Alex competed in the 2017 national final and was first runner-up last year.

“I’m very excited to have won the regional event and to be heading to the national finals again,” Alex said.

“It’s such a valuable experience. The competition is getting better year on year and it’s good to see more young plumbers giving it a go.”

Plumbing World central regional manager Steve Langton said Alex’s win was well-deserved and a reflection of his skills and expertise.

The national winner’s prize package includes a trip for two to Beijing, thousands of dollars in tools and vouchers, $1500 in NZPM Group shares, a $500 Visa card, $430 smart watch, Insinkerator and safety boots.

The winner’s employer also receives a prize package.

Gisborne plumber Alex Hyland is to once again compete for the title of New Zealand Young Plumber of the Year.

The 28-year-old from Steve Wolter Plumbing Ltd will represent the Bay of Plenty/Central region at the Plumbing World-sponsored national final in October.

Alex won the regional competition in Tauranga after negotiating a series of judge-assessed plumbing disciplines and completing a written test.

He will be one of 10 top young plumbers vying for the New Zealand crown.

Contest experience should be an advantage. Alex competed in the 2017 national final and was first runner-up last year.

“I’m very excited to have won the regional event and to be heading to the national finals again,” Alex said.

“It’s such a valuable experience. The competition is getting better year on year and it’s good to see more young plumbers giving it a go.”

Plumbing World central regional manager Steve Langton said Alex’s win was well-deserved and a reflection of his skills and expertise.

The national winner’s prize package includes a trip for two to Beijing, thousands of dollars in tools and vouchers, $1500 in NZPM Group shares, a $500 Visa card, $430 smart watch, Insinkerator and safety boots.

The winner’s employer also receives a prize package.

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