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47 days ago

Water Shortages - possible solution.

Billy from Pukekohe

It's all about saving water these days.

So why hasn't a manufacturer devised what should be a simple solution to collecting waste water/green water from household taps (Bathrooms/showers/baths/laundry - not toilets - kitchens, other wash-hand basins etc) which would be filtered before … View more
It's all about saving water these days.

So why hasn't a manufacturer devised what should be a simple solution to collecting waste water/green water from household taps (Bathrooms/showers/baths/laundry - not toilets - kitchens, other wash-hand basins etc) which would be filtered before going into a holding tank outside the house/premises.This water could then be used to wash cars/vehicles, windows, water gardens, for water blasting etc. Even if say 50% of 'waste' water was diverted in this way, the rest (which would still be wasteful) would go into the waste water system. Obviously this would be necessary to flush through the waste water system, but if up to 50% of the waste water/green water could be re-used in this way, it would be a huge saving on the water supply as a whole.

Consider how much water is used and wasted on a daily basis, not just by normal households, but hotels, restaurants, sports facilities, stores/shops, public use areas eg libraries, schools, hospitals (for toilets, washing, refreshments etc) and the waste is enormous.

It could well be that larger facilities who use high volumes of water daily, and had holding tanks for this excess water, could pass this on, sell to the farming community for example or even sell back to the water authorities to be purified if/as necessary and re-purposed for other uses, possibly to the industrial sector.


I have posed this initial question to a few companies who supply all manner of water filter systems for water coming into the household, business premises and other premises, who discounted my thinking without any clear reason.

Obviously there would be the necessity for this water to be filtered out to a satisfactory health safety level, which could be overcome with the addition of purifying tablets/powder of an organic non toxic nature.

Suitable equipment of this nature should not be any more expensive than 'normal' water filtration systems, probably less, not having to 'tap into' outdoor or internal plumbing fixtures as such.

This would solve to a great extent the problems of water shortages in this and many other countries.

There must surely be many large, or small, plumbing companies/ water filter manufacturer or R&D companies who could create an extremely profitable business with something like this. I and many others would certainly welcome such a system as a very necessary part of our water-wise solutions. It would of course greatly help the profitability of these businesses and, local and international companies.
Another step also to helping 'the economy' and creating more jobs. Isn't it time local/national businesses, and even the Environmental agencies did something about this, before others get in on the act?
I have written to some local stores supplying water filter systems for water going into households, businesses etc and the Environmental Agency. Let's see what the response may be.

Yours sincerely,

William Ross

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47 days ago

Amazing Family Special to join a tennis club

Dorota from Pukekohe

If you ever thought about trying tennis, now it’s the time. Pukekohe Tennis Club is offering an amazing family membership special for $99 for 16 months. That’s less than $6.20 per month for your entire “bubble”. Visit www.pukekohetennis.co.nz... for more details.

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47 days ago

Phill's Art Works & Framing Workshop

Paddy and Phillip from Pukekohe

Hi..Over 100 art work are here and many digital prints of art works from around the world..Also a lot of old works including John Woods.Margret Moore...May others..Prices from 18 to 600 dollars so goodies for everyone....Come and have a look see,,Cheers Phillip collis

Negotiable

48 days ago

Over 65? We want to hear from you!

The Team from ACC New Zealand

We are looking for feedback from Neighbourly members throughout New Zealand on their health and wellbeing - and whether they saw our recent programme with TVNZ, Healthy For Life.

We'd love you to take our survey. It'll only take a couple of minutes.
Take the survey

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48 days ago

Are you a local business needing support?

Support Local Shop Local

We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) … View more
We're proud to be working with our friends at Stanley Street to help support all New Zealand businesses in these troubled times.

We think you'll love these free Support Local toolkits. If you spot one of these in a window of a business near you (or on your takeaway coffee cup!) you'll know you're helping a proudly local company.
Find out more

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48 days ago

Answers to your property price questions

Jo Haywood Reporter from Homed

Hey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a … View moreHey neighbours, we're all feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic right now, but lots of you have told us you're especially concerned about its effects on property prices in NZ. That's why we asked Quotable Value's general manager David Nagel to join us for a live Q&A to help answer your property questions.

We had a huge response, so if you sent in a question or dropped in for the chat, thank you. If you missed it, you can still check out the recap, here.

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48 days ago

Winter Special on Kitchen Makeovers!

Kev from Kavanagh Kitchens Auckland

Hi Neighbours,

It's Kevin and the team here from Kavanagh Kitchens Auckland. We're running our WINTER PROMOTION for all kitchen makeovers..

Our amazing WINTER OFFER includes $1000 off the pre-tax price!!

Also, pay the deposit within 30 days of the quote and get all handles free to the … View more
Hi Neighbours,

It's Kevin and the team here from Kavanagh Kitchens Auckland. We're running our WINTER PROMOTION for all kitchen makeovers..

Our amazing WINTER OFFER includes $1000 off the pre-tax price!!

Also, pay the deposit within 30 days of the quote and get all handles free to the value of up to $1000 through our supplier at Archant.

Kitchen makeovers are a cost effective way of making use of the existing kitchen cabinetry and internal carcasses, not to mention a lot less hassle than building an entirely new kitchen

1.Replace kitchen doors, drawers & cupboards
2.Replace kitchen door handles and fittings
3.Install new, fitted kitchen worktops
4.Replace sinks and taps
5.Install new lighting

Kitchen Makeover Prices.

Small Kitchens - From $9,000 + GST

Medium Kitchens - From $12,500 + GST

Large Kitchens - From $15,000 + GST

We'd love to meet you and give you a quote. Inquire with us today!

49 days ago

A little kindness goes a long way

AMI Insurance

We know that the more kindness there is, the better the world gets. So let’s keep the kindness going by driving a little kinder, keeping an eye on the neighbour’s place while they are away and checking in on Nan.

It’s what makes New Zealand the kinda place we like to live because a little… View more
We know that the more kindness there is, the better the world gets. So let’s keep the kindness going by driving a little kinder, keeping an eye on the neighbour’s place while they are away and checking in on Nan.

It’s what makes New Zealand the kinda place we like to live because a little kindness goes a long way.
Learn more

54 days ago

Poll: Man trumps obesity through vegan diet

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Jacques Robinson lost 90kgs by going vegan, would you consider a plant-based diet to lose weight?

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Man trumps obesity through vegan diet
  • 29% Yes, veganism is the way
    29% Complete
  • 71% No, meat is important
    71% Complete
693 votes
49 days ago

Compact that garage mess...

The Team from Resene ColorShop Pukekohe

Upcycle a pallet and old kitchen forks to help keep garden tools organised.

Make the most of this weekend with this step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this project yourself

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50 days ago

Cash for your wrecked car. Support your local business

Universal Auto Parts

Universal Auto Parts are back in business and as a local wrecker, we are happy to provide you with the best cash offer for your unused cars. Nationwide Pickup. Call today 0800 500 001.

Maintaining a safe distance, single man towing, washing hands regularly in the yard, sanitizer in the towing … View more
Universal Auto Parts are back in business and as a local wrecker, we are happy to provide you with the best cash offer for your unused cars. Nationwide Pickup. Call today 0800 500 001.

Maintaining a safe distance, single man towing, washing hands regularly in the yard, sanitizer in the towing truck, mask and gloves on at all times.

Universal Auto Parts are offering the best rates in the market to pick up the old cars for the next one month due to COVID19 situation.

Support your local buyer. Instant cash. Best rates guaranteed for your unwanted cars and free removal of cars.

Instant Cash for your wrecked car

For best quotes. Call us 0800 500 001
Find out more

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50 days ago

We’re open again in Level 2!

ATC Vision College

Now that we’re back at Level 2 our campuses are open again! Students are able to resume their studies on site this week, and we are able to take walk-in enquiries on campus.

We have contract tracing systems in place as well as social distancing measurements and frequent cleaning for your … View more
Now that we’re back at Level 2 our campuses are open again! Students are able to resume their studies on site this week, and we are able to take walk-in enquiries on campus.

We have contract tracing systems in place as well as social distancing measurements and frequent cleaning for your safety and peace of mind.

Don’t put your future on hold! Pop into one of our campuses today and find out what programmes we have on offer at Vision College.
Learn more

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50 days ago

Samsung Type C Wall Charger 3A 25W EP-TA800 + Type-C to Type-C Cable S10 Note 10

happymobile.co.nz Ltd

Same as the 25W charger that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Note 10, this is Samsung’s First USB-C Charger (EP-TA800).
It supports USB PD and Programmable Power Supply (PPS) mode that reduces the power output if it feels that it could heat up the phone.




2 SET
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Same as the 25W charger that comes with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and Note 10, this is Samsung’s First USB-C Charger (EP-TA800).
It supports USB PD and Programmable Power Supply (PPS) mode that reduces the power output if it feels that it could heat up the phone.




2 SET

Original SAMSUNG



1 x Genuine Samsung EP-TA800 SUPER Fast Charger 3Amp, 25 watt (3A/25W/PDO/PPS) Black



1 x Genuine Samsung EP-DG977 Type-C to Type-C Data Charge Cable, Black 1 Meter 3A





No Retail Box / Ships in Bulk



Compatible Models:

Note 10

Galaxy Note 10+

Samsung Galaxy Note10

Samsung Galaxy Note10 plus

Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20+plus

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10+Plus 5G

Samsung Tab Pro S

Samsung Tab S5e

Samsung Tab S6

Samsung Tab A 10.1 SM-T597 SM-T590 SM-T510 SM-T727 SM-T860

Samsung Note 10, Note 10 Plus

Galaxy Z Flip

Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL

GoPro Hero 5

LG G5, G6, G7, G8, V20, V30, V40

Huawei P30, P20, P10, P9, P9 Plus, Mate 9, Mate 10

Motorola Z Force, Z Force 2, Z Force 3

Nintendo Switch

OnePlus 7 7T 6 6T

Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi6

+Future Compatible Devices





COMP. "EP-TA800XBEGAU EP-TA800XWEGAU EP-DG977BBE EP-DG977BWE"

"*Super Fast Charging" requires a USB PD 3.0 compatible device that supports Direct Charging.





Wall Specs

Super Fast Charging max. 25W, PD 3.0 PPS max. 25 WATT

Output Voltage 5V 9V 11V

Output Current 3A

Output 5.9V 3.0A / 5V 3A / 9V 2A / 9.0V 2.77A / 11.0V 2.25A

Output Current PDO : 2.77A(9V) / PPS : 3.0A (3.3-5.9V) or 2.25A (3.3-11.0V)

Input: 100-240V~ 50/60Hz

Qualcomm Quick Charge QC 3.0

Backward compatible with QC1.0 and QC2.0

12 months RTB Warranty



Cable Type c to Type c

Super fast charging 2.0 (25w)

INPUT:100-240V 0.7A

OUTPUT: 5V-3A OR 9V-2.77A

3 mth RTB Warranty





Happymobile for Batteries, Cables & Chargers since 2004

GST Receipts & Tracking Auto emailed

COURIERPOST usually overnight or 2 Bus. Days

Sorry NO PICKUPS online sellers only

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53 days ago

The simple thing you can do to cut Auckland's emissions

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, Conventional thinking is that by building billions of dollars of active and public transport projects, people will leave their cars and emissions will fall. True? Not according to this new calculator. Read the story below

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