StaffMWO Plumbing & Gas

MWO Plumbing and Gas work extensively throughout the Canterbury region on residential housing, commercial construction and EQC repairs and have a long list of satisfied clients with over 30 years of industry experience.

MWO Plumbing and Gas was established in Christchurch in 1991 by Michael O’Loughlin who began his plumbing career in 1987. Michael has combined all of his experience and professionalism into establishing and leading MWO Plumbing and Gas.

MWO Plumbing and Gas has a full time team of eight dedicated staff who are friendly and reliable, offering a wide range of expertise and skills. We are motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated to helping you out. As well as this, we have access to a range of efficient, professional contractors for other services to capably fulfill all of your project needs.

Find out more about our experienced team below and Contact us for more information and how we can help you with your next plumbing or gas project.

Meet The MWO Plumbing & Gas Team

Michael O’Loughlin


With a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills in the industry, Michael established MWO Plumbing and Gas in the early 70s.

As the sole plumber then, Michael has grown the company on the principles of building strong relationships and ensuring our clients are satisfied. Michael loves spending time with his family and travelling overseas.


Peta O’Loughlin


Alongside Michael, Peta is a co-director of MWO, working  as the office administrator, dealing with accounts, suppliers and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

In her leisure time, Peta enjoys walking, dancing and spending time with her beautiful granddaughter.


Liam O’Loughlin

Plumbing & Gasfitting

As a youngster, Liam often use to go out on the job with his Dad, Michael, and from here his career in plumbing and gas fitting began. With over 15 years experience, Liam oversees most of our projects, specialising in architectural housing, commercial builds and high spec plumbing & design.

Liam balances this with his sports career as a New Zealand Surf Lifesaver & Kayaker.


James Simons

Plumbing & Gasfitting

Following in his father’s footsteps, James has a wealth of experience in both plumbing and gas, having been in the industry for over ten years. His main job at MWO is commercial plumbing. 

James grew up in Christchurch and when he is not working,  James is involved in Grass Roots Motorcross & likes to travel overseas.

John Dyksma

Plumbing & Gasfitting

With eight years in the industry, John takes up a floating role at MWO, carrying out a mixture of plumbing and gas fitting jobs.

Having grown up around North Beach, John now lives at Diamond Harbour and as well as playing soccer and golf,  John is a volunteer Fire Fighter.


Kai Matiesen

Plumbing & Gasfitting

Kai began his career with MWO eight years ago after completing his work experience with the company. He is one of MWOs all rounders, doing both gas and plumbing work.

Of Norwegian descent, Kai moved to New Zealand 20 years ago with his family. He enjoys time in the outdoors, especially hunting and spear fishing.


Vaughan Rankin

Plumbing & Gasfitting

Vaughan has now been in the Plumbing and Gasfitting industry for four years. One of his big projects since coming to MWO has been working on the new design and fit out at The Woolston Tanneries.

Originally from the West Coast, Vaughan spends his leisure time running, snowboarding and mountain biking.


Mitchell Waiwiri

Plumbing & Gasfitting

Having started his career with MWO, Mitch has now been working as a plumber and gas fitter for three years. He mainly does a variety of MWO’s plumbing projects.

In his spare time, Mitch runs, plays indoor soccer and goes tramping.