Home' Whangarei Leader : April 17th 2012 Contents 12 WHANGAREI LEADER, APRIL 17, 2012
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• Electrical $11,200
• Kitchen $13,000
• Appliances $5,030
• Drainlayer $3,600
• Tinted double glazing
• Double size bricks
• 180L hot water cylinder
• Curtains & Blinds
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No more cold showers
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ARE YOU BUILDING
FOR A FREE
Build or Renovate?
Tune up gas appliances
Household gas appliances should be
serviced before winter to make sure
they operate safely and efficiently, Gas
New Zealand says.
An annual service ensures appli-
ances continue to operate effectively, it
The beauty of gas is that it s energy
efficient, cleaner burning, cheaper
than electricity in many cases, and it
provides powerful heat and endless hot
water. But you do need to keep your
Preventative and proactive mainten-
ance is cheaper than reactive mainten-
ance, the organisation representing
the gas industry in New Zealand says.
Visit the beautyofgas.co.nz for more
Showerdome cuts costs
and keeps the home dry
Kiwi invention: The clear acrylic dome, when fitted on to the top of a shower,
prevents steam from forming.
WIN A SHOWERDOME
Go into the draw to win a Showerdome, including installation, worth
more than $400. Simply email your name, address and work time
contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org -- Showerdome
in the subject line -- by noon, Tuesday, April 24, to go into the draw.
You can also post your entry to us at Showerdome Giveaway,
Whangarei Leader, PO Box 433, Whangarei.
Research has shown that a
Showerdome, when used cor-
rectly, may pay for itself within
Independently tested by the
University of Waikato in January
and August last year in summer
and winter conditions, Shower-
dome proved successful at lower-
ing humidity and sustaining air
temperature in the bathroom.
This greatly reduced dampness
because no steam was created in
the shower cubicle.
Waikato professor James
Carson says the results highlight
the short-term and long-term
monetary benefit of owning a
Depending on the consumer s
use of electric heaters to preheat
or dry out a bathroom, plus their
use of heated towel rails, the
Showerdome could save a con-
sumer in the region of hundreds of
dollars per year, Dr Carson says.
Indirect savings due to reduced
maintenance and healthcare costs
may also result from the in-
stallation of a Showerdome.
Showerdome chief executive
Maurice O Reilly says that the
findings of the study are testa-
ment to the product s value in
New Zealand homes.
Falls at home spark ACC warning
Did you survive Easter without
Last year 413 Northlanders had
an accident at home during
Easter, according to ACC.
That s not surprising -- many
people use the Easter weekend to
finish all those jobs that need
doing before the bad weather sets
in.So the chances of injuring your-
self at home increase -- as they do
during any public holiday.
Last Easter 6800 people nation-
wide were injured in and around
That s enough people to fill over
14 Boeing 747 jumbo jets. More
than 3000 of these people injured
themselves when they had a fall
Nearly half of all home injuries
are caused by slips, trips and falls.
ACC wants to change this.
Follow these simple safety tips
to make sure you are safe in your
home any time of the year includ-
ing holiday weekends.
Many injuries happen at the end
of the day when you re tired and
rushing to get a job finished.
Spend time planning out your
Be realistic with what you can
achieve and whether it would be
better to get experts in
When using a ladder, make sure
the ladder is stable before climb-
ing up. Always keep at least three
points of contact, for example two
feet and one hand, and don t over-
If hiring equipment, make sure
you know how to use it and have
the recommended safety equip-
ment. This gear is there for a
reason -- to protect you
When using power tools, always
keep the safety guards in place
and make sure you wear closed
shoes -- preferably non-slip boots,
plus eye and ear protection
Beware of dust, fumes and
smoke. Make sure your work area
is well-ventilated and wear the
right sort of respiratory protec-
tion. Remember to keep children
and animals away from these
ACC has launched a nationwide
competition called Idea Nation to
find ideas for preventing falls in
the home. Enter your idea and you
could win $10,000.
Visit ideanation.co.nz for more
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