244 days ago

Top Gas Safety Tips for Consumers

Master Plumbers NZ - Northland

1. If you smell anything unusual (sulphur or rotten eggs) – turn the gas appliance off, open doors and windows to ventilate the room, get people out of the area and call a licensed gasfitter, your gas supplier and/or emergency services

2. Know how to turn the gas off in an emergency

3. Don't flick any switches or use your mobile phone near a gas leak (no naked flames or cigarettes either)

4. Don’t interfere with any gas appliance – call an authorised professional

5. Have gas appliances regularly serviced – once a year or as per manufacturer’s instructions – to ensure they are running safely and efficiently. Keep records.

6. If you don't know when an appliance was last serviced, don't risk it, get it checked.

Read more info about gas safety in our blog: bit.ly...

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7 hours ago

Awanuiārangi COVID-19 Update!

Te Whare Wānanga O

Whangarei Campus

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
Find out more

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20 hours ago

COVID-19 and Community "Care-mongering"

Online Content Publisher from Whangarei District Council

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:

4 days ago

What do you think of tourists being turned away from the Far North?

Denise Piper Reporter from Whangarei Leader

Tourists and non-locals are being turned away at Far North checkpoints, over concerns coronavirus cases could overload Northland's rural health system. What do you think?

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