End of the Rhode for plumber Brian

Whanganui Chronicle - - News - Staff Re­porter news@whanganuichron­i­cle.co.nz an­dre@boat­ing­cen­tre.co.nz www.boat­ing­cen­tre.co.nz

It’s the end of an era for Brian Rhodes af­ter 44 years work­ing with Whanganui plumbers.

Rhodes has been sec­re­tary and trea­surer of Wan­ganui Mas­ter Plumbers since 1974, when he took over from his fa­ther-in-law Kin­non Rabone.

In 2016 he was made a life mem­ber of Mas­ter Plumbers.

“It has been a very en­joy­able time and has kept me con­nected to the lo­cal busi­ness world, act­ing as a char­tered ac­coun­tant to a large num­ber of plumb­ing firms over this pe­riod,” Rhodes said.

He was in­volved in run­ning two na­tional con­fer­ences or­gan­ised by Wan­ganui Mas­ter Plumbers, as well as or­gan­is­ing an over­seas con­fer­ence held at Jupiter’s Casino on Aus­tralia’s Gold Coast in the late 1980s.

Dur­ing his time with Mas­ter Plumbers, he de­vel­oped con­nec­tions with many long-time lo­cal plumb­ing iden­ti­ties.

They in­cluded John Buchanan and Des Wink, of Wan­ganui Plumb­ing; John Wadey, his fa­ther Mau­rie and un­cle Des, of Wadey Bros; Ron King; and Neville and Mal­colm Palmer, and their fa­ther Nel­son, of Palmers Plumb­ing and Heat­ing. Ser­vic­ing and Re­pairs - Wiring and Elec­tron­ics Trailer re­pairs and Alu­minium Fabri­ca­tion


Brian Rhodes is step­ping down from his long as­so­ci­a­tion with Wan­ganui Mas­ter Plumbers.

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