Blocked drains are inconvenient and unpleasant to deal with, but here are some things you can do to make them less likely to happen:
1. Scrape food scraps off plates into the bin (not down the sink)
2. Put fat, oil and grease into the bin too
3. Use drain strainers to catch food residue in the kitchen and hair/fibres/soap scum in the bathroom & laundry
4. Run just hot water in sinks and showers at least once a week to prevent a build-up of dirt and residues
5. Only flush The Three P's (pee, poo and paper) down your toilet
If your drain gets blocked, avoid using harsh chemicals as these can damage your plumbing system over time. Contact your local Master Plumber for a professional service: www.masterplumbers.org.nz...
Given the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4, all teaching and delivery of Awanuiārangi programmes will be suspended for four weeks until Thursday 23 April. All campuses will be closed for this period.
From next week, our Management Team will regroup online to find the best way forward for online delivery. We will keep staff and students updated on this and whether timeframes need to change.
We urge students to please stay enrolled. Studylink payments of allowances and loans will continue as normal.
Follow our facebook page and visit our COVID-19 webpage to keep updated.
Ngā manaakitanga, keep safe
In her column this morning, Mayor Sheryl Mai writes about how to foster a "care-mongering" community from within our isolation bubbles.
"Neighbours are checking in on neighbours (via phone, email, online or over the fence), and phone trees are being set up to keep everyone safe. It’s a beautiful thing, and it’s a shared experience we will never forget. We are resourceful, kind, practical, caring and supportive."
What are your care-mongering tips? See more in the link: