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Fire Brigade

July 8, 2013 July 2013, Regular Features Comments Off on Fire Brigade

There were 12 emergency callouts since the last report.  One was an oven fire causing serious burns to the hands of the home occupant who had tried to control the fire with water, a dangerous approach to a fat or oil fire.  Homeowners should consider having a dry powder extinguisher close to hand in the kitchen which is the best and safest suppression in these fires.
Another callout was to a fire caused by an iron left unattended which resulted in fire and smoke damage to walls and contents in one room.  … Continue Reading

Did you know

July 8, 2013 July 2013, Regular Features Comments Off on Did you know

THE GLOBAL PEACE INDEX has listed NZ as the third most peaceful country (after Iceland and Denmark) . Australia comes in at sixteenth. Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria are the bottom three.

ENGLAND WON the World Football Cup by defeating Germany 4 – 2 on July 30th 1966

A SMILE is a curve which sets everything straight.

TESTING BY CONSUMER showed that the saving in fitting a $6.50 CFL light bulb paid for itself in four months – and the bulb lasts several times as long a standard bulb.

THE MILKY WAY has a circumference of 250,000 – 300,000 light years and contains 200 – 400 billion stars. … Continue Reading

Cooking corner

July 8, 2013 July 2013, Regular Features Comments Off on Cooking corner

Sausage and potato frittata
6 Scotty’s sausages
1 onion, diced
5 -6 (500gr) potatoes cooked and sliced
6 eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup cheddar cheese grated
1 can tomatoes drained and chopped
Handful of basil leaves
Dash of oil

Method … Continue Reading

Community Board Conference

July 8, 2013 July 2013 Comments Off on Community Board Conference

WOW!  That’s what I felt the whole time at this years national community board conference. Meeting lots of lovely people who are doing wonderful things for their communities, devoting their time and energy. Sure we get paid but it barely pays for our petrol, one lady from Auckland reckons she wouldn’t do it for what we get paid. I said “who does it for the money?”

The main topics this year was “YOUTH” but it wasn’t
supposed to be, it evolved. Sam Johnson, the Christchurch Earthquake Student army shovel boy spoke first. He talked about being on his community board for the last three years and how he puts a totally different aspect on things through his eyes. … Continue Reading