At Rivercity Gas, we know the importance of adhering to gas regulations at all time. Your life could depend on it.

Company director Graham Hardie has served on the national Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) and is an executive board member and current president of the LPG Association. As such, he takes an active role in helping to improve gas safety in New Zealand. Rivercity Gas is fully committed to following and promoting all relevant legislation and policies as detailed on the PGDB website.

2012 Amendments to the Gas (Safety & Measurement) Regulations

New regulatory amendments to the gas certification regime were published in the New Zealand Gazette on 27 September and became effective from 1 July 2013. The Gas (Safety and Measurement) Amendment Regulations 2012 are expected to lead to safer outcomes for consumers.

You can find more information on our Gas Regulations FAQ page.

Energy Safety conducted industry and consumer surveys in 2010 to understand awareness about the purposes of certification and other aspects of the regime. The results, along with further industry consultation, helped formulate Cabinet and policy decisions about the retention and improvement of certification. The changes will improve the gas certification regime by:

  • Extending certification to cover all gas installation work.
  • Improving the accountability of all those who affect the safety of work.
  • Requiring a Safety Certificate to be issued after connection.
  • Providing for a publicly available database to record information on installations classified as high risk.
  • Updating administrative processes to take advantage of technology developments.
  • Applying international guidelines for self-certification.
  • Maintaining and enhancing the alignment of the gas and electrical certification regimes.
  • Removing fees for gas Certificates of Compliance (CoC)