Hey neighbours! Are you aware that the asbestos in your roofing, ceiling, cladding, floors, or fences – when disturbed – may be hazardous to your health?
You will be surprised at how many people die each year from mesothelioma, the aggressive type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Most people who get this disease have been exposed to airborne asbestos particles either in the home or in the workplace and eventually developed lung cancer or other respiratory issues later in life.
Chemcare is committed to eliminating asbestos in New Zealand homes and buildings.
Once you have confirmed the presence of disturbed asbestos or asbestos-containing materials in your property, you can use our asbestos calculator to get an estimate of how much it would cost to have it removed, then call us to get a no-obligation quote to complete the job.
Be safe, be sure.
1 Des Swann Drive, Takapuna
Don't forget to submit your upcycled creations in the Resene Upcycling Awards. Whether it's an old item you've spruced up or something you've found a completely new purpose for, we want to see your work!
Submit your entry in the 2021 Resene Upcycling Awards by sharing your upcycled masterpiece with your neighbours. Multiple entries are welcome - don't forget to include your before and after pics and mention any Resene products you've used!
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New to composting? Learn how simple it is to start composting at home, and how to access a $40 discount on a system that suits your needs. Through composting, you can reduce organic waste sent to landfill and provide food for your soil!
Compost Collective workshops are held Auckland-wide. To find one near you and book your place visit compostcollective.org.nz/workshops.
There's lots to dig about composting.
To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.
The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.
But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.
The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.
Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.