COVID-19Update from YPC

Regional Finals

We have held 6 fantastic Regional finals and are extremely impressed by the overall quality of all competitors at this stage of this year’s competition so far. A huge congratulations to our winners and a massive thanks to all competitors and our valued sponsors for bringing the competition to life so far in 2021.


Now that everyone but Auckland & Waikato are in Level 2, we are excited to be able to announce new dates for the much-anticipated return to the 2021 Young Plumber of the Year Regional Finals!

Here is a quick update regarding the revised date changes and the event protocols we’re implementing to keep our competition going in a safe manner.


Remaining Regional Final Events           Location Rescheduled Date
Lower North Island Plumbing World; 309 Rangitikei St, Palmerston North      Thursday 30th September
Canterbury/West Coast Plumbing World; 104 Brisbane St, Christchurch  Tuesday 19th October
Southern Plumbing World, 222 Glenda Drive, Queenstown  Thursday 21st October
Wellington/Marlborough Plumbing World, 40 Bouverie Street, Lower Hutt  Wednesday 3rd November
Waikato/Taranaki Hamilton Working Men's Club, 45 Commerce Street  TBC




All events will be run under strict COVID-19 Level 2 protocols, these include the following requirements:

  • Sign in using the Covid tracer app or manual register
  • Face coverings are mandatory for all in attendance, masks will be available if you don’t have one.
  • Use of hand sanitiser upon entering and after completing each skills test
  • Maintain a 1 meter distance between yourself and other attendees
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures of equipment and shared surfaces will be enacted
  • Handwashing before and after eating
  • Maintaining good venue ventilation
  • Attendance by invite only


Whilst the Level 2 changes feel more “normal” we will be adhering to all Public Health guidance to ensure the continued safety and wellbeing of all attendees.



Our events are strictly limited to 50 people, spaces are reserved for our 10x contestants, 10x employers or a support person, 11x suppliers running their skills tests and limited Plumbing World staff overseeing each event.
We encourage all competitors to arrive on their own or with your employer or support person. 1 per contestant please.

If you are feeling unwell please phone your local Plumbing World branch prior and do not attend.


Please note: All previous accommodation and travel arrangements have been cancelled and will be rebooked around our new dates, if this had been arranged for you previously your local branch manager will be in touch shortly with further information.

National Final

Unfortunately the National Final will not be able to go ahead as planned on 6th October.  This has been rescheduled for 1st December 2021 however we are mindful this may need to be pushed out to early 2022.

* Please note that this event will also be scaled back to meet recommended government restrictions and protocols. More information to come.



Thanks from the Plumbing World team for your ongoing support and understanding. 


If you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact your local Branch Manager.