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Smart Home

Smart Home

You would have no doubt heard of a 'Smart Home'. Smart homes generally involve connected devices that communicate and interact with each other for the benefit of the occupants. One common example is lights that you can control through your phone. On some systems, you...

Older dog, new tricks… and a scholarship

Older dog, new tricks… and a scholarship

A forty-year-old apprentice has won a scholarship at the 2018 NZ Plumbing Awards. As nzherald.co.nz reports, you are never to old to retrain and get recognised for your efforts. The hardest part about becoming a plumber was going back to school, says Tom Walls, a...

Loo Irony

Loo Irony

As reported by Stuff , a faulty loo has forced a plane full of plumbers to turn around. Isn't that somewhat ironic? Flying from the Norwegian capital Oslo to the German city of Munich, the plane was forced to turn around after its toilets had packed up... and the...

Signs of the times

Signs of the times

Pictograms are used as a universal language that are used as a quick visual cue to communicate – in computer usage they are usually called icons. They are an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object. They are everywhere...

Installing a water filter yourself can be costly

Installing a water filter yourself can be costly

In an article in the NZ Herald Online edition, experts warn that fitting a water filter can be illegal and carry a much bigger overall cost than a cheap DIY water filter. The Havelock North water contamination crisis has raised concerns in communities that our tap...