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Steve Bullock retires after 11 years at the helm

When Steve Bullock started as the General Manager of Rheem NZ 11 years ago, the very first thing he did was remove the three designated carparks for senior management. With his retirement now imminent, it was fitting that one of Steve’s final moves was to rearrange the office to a...
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The Great Tradie Fish Off

The inaugural Great Tradie Fish Off is kicking off this March, and there is a lot to get excited about. You’ll get a chance to win individual, company and trade honours – and it’s absolutely free to enter! Thanks to our generous sponsors, the first 1000 tradies registered will also...
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Save the kiwi week kicks off on Monday 18th October

On a mission to save the kiwi

Save the kiwi (formerly Kiwis for kiwi) works alongside iwi, conservation groups, communities, organisations, and the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai to reverse the 2% decline of the national kiwi population and create more kiwi-safe habitat all over Aotearoa. New Zealand’s native forest has got to be one of...
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The Rheem Big 6 Challenge

Richard’s two trout were the first fish he ever caught. Richard grew up in the small settlement of Waimana on the edge of the Ureweras. “As a youngster, I would hold the spotlight for my brothers, but it has been a long time since I shot a deer,” he told...
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Motutapu Fishin’ Mission!

Overlooking the camp in Administration Bay - www.motutapucamp.org.nz Earlier this year, over 100 plumbers and gasfitters gathered at Motutapu Island with their sleeping bags and fishing gear in tow. For 21 years, Rheem, RMC, Marley and Englefield have been hosting a fishing competition for the trade, and as 2020 was...
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Winner’s Trip to the Wild South

So, with the borders closed and the usual destination (Niue) off limits, Rheem and Plumbing World rightly decided to send the winners of their summer promotion to the deep south for a week of diving, fishing and hunting. On January 31, these five lucky winners, along with the four extras...
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Aumangea the kiwi safely relocated

DOC Biodiversity ranger Hazel Speed carries Aumengea to the release point. Among the lucky few invited to watch the relocation was Rheem New Zealand General Manager Steve Bullock, who explained the massive effort that goes into making this day successful. “We all met at the downtown ferry terminal and had...
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Rainbow’s Return

But John Bebbington from Rheem was right onto the target as it flew out of the trap and bounced along the track, smashing four out of five ‘rabbits.’ Most clay targets fly up and out at different angles, but the round orange clay which simulates a running rabbit is always...
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Penchant for Speed

In NZ and Australia, however, V8 Supercars are the highest priority, and Rheem proudly sponsor DJR Team Penske – but you might know them better as the team Kiwi Scott McLaughlin drives for.  Holding 1997 championship winning car of Alex Zanardi It should come as no surprise then that there...
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Steady, Hot & Strong

They approached Master Plumbers hesitantly, knowing their members lost a significant amount of their regular workload during lockdown. Master Plumbers, however, were 100% behind the initiative and put the word out to their membership. Amazingly, a whopping 72 plumbing and gas companies from all over NZ offered to install the...
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