Winners 2021Young Plumber of the Year

Cody Hall | Waikato/Taranaki National Finalist

Cody Hall Profile

Cody Hall, a local plumber from Hamilton, is this the 2021 Waikato/Taranaki regional finalist for the Young Plumber of The Year competition. We spoke with Cody to find out a little more about what made him want to enter the competition and how he thinks he might go in the final, coming up in February this year.

 

“I first started my plumbing career back in 2012 as a 16-year-old at our family business, Hallrite Plumbing & Gasffiting Ltd, in the sunny Gisborne,” Cody says. He knew he wanted to become a plumber because he loves working with his hands and the variety that comes with the plumbing trade.

 

A couple of years later, Cody heard about the Young Plumber of The Year competition and has entered twice since then – coming second by only one point in his regional event in 2019. “The past events were a massive amount of fun, they are always really well run, and I left each event with a huge smile.” says Cody.

 

“I have to admit that I was a bit nervous heading into the regional event this year, due to the great talent that the other contestants brought. The most difficult part of the competition for me was keeping calm and collected during the timed challenges, learning to just take it slower and make sure I was doing it right, made a big difference.”

 

Cody says he was stoked be announced the winner to go on and represent his region in the 2021 final. “In the lead up to the event, I’ll be sure to go back over the building codes and standards to test my knowledge. Not only do I want to make sure I’m fully prepared for the competition, but I also want to make sure I’m always doing my work correctly,” he says.

 

When asked what piece of advice Cody would give to other young Kiwis who might be looking at starting a career in plumbing/the wider trades, he had this to say: “Jump right into it – if you love working with your hands then you will fit into any trade and you will not regret it. I love plumbing because it encompasses many of the other trades and has a huge variety of work options.”

 

The Waikato and Taranaki regions wish Cody the best of luck for the finals set to be held in Hamilton on February 19, 2022!