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HEALTHY HOMES & CLASSROOMS

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A study of more than 2000 New Zealand children has found nearly half are sleeping in bedrooms that are too cold. Income Support, Food Insecurity, Being In The World, Child Life, Insecure, Child Poverty, Children, Monitor, Bedrooms

Half of children studied sleeping in bedrooms that are too cold, study says

A study of more than 2000 New Zealand children has found nearly half are sleeping in bedrooms that are too cold.

Air Aware is a collection of air quality lessons for schools, made up of theory, videos, activities and quizzes. Air Aware is supported by MBIE’s Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund. Thank you to Lakeview School in Masterton, Cromwell Primary School, Goldfields Primary School and Cromwell College in Cromwell, and Aurora College in Invercargill, who worked with NIWA to test these resources during 2020. Curious Kids, Education And Training, Primary School, Quizzes, Teaching Resources, Schools, Aurora, Theory, Mindfulness

Air aware: air quality lessons for teachers and experiments for curious kids

Air Aware is a collection of air quality lessons for schools, made up of theory, videos, activities and quizzes. Air Aware is supported by MBIE’s Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund.

It has become increasingly apparent that a fundamental shift in how we source our energy is urgently needed. Fossil fuels are the most evident contributor to global warming. Relatively inexpensive natural gas has helped stave off some of the challenges associated with our move away from fossil fuel sources of energy. However, the claims of natural gas as a "clean" fossil fuel are often exaggerated. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the carbon dioxide... What Is Alternative, Hydrogen Gas, The Next Big Thing, Uk Homes, Global Warming, Solar Energy, Locker Storage, House Design, Home

Hydrogen for Net Zero Home Heating: A Solution Too Good to be True?

Fuel Cell tech has been seen as the next big thing in zero-emission cars but hasn't really caught on. Might fuel cell dreams finally come true for homes?

New analysis confirms what residents have long suspected: Wellington is substantially mouldier and damper than other New Zealand cities. “My flat had holes in the walls, letting slugs in to roam freely over my shoes and into the shower,” says Zoë Vaunois, a student at Victoria University of Wellington. The common focus in discussions about Wellington City’s housing is quantity. But new analysis of census data has illustrated that the capital’s housing crisis is equally a matter of quality. New Zealand Cities, Wellington City, Census Data, Fungi, University, Walls, Victoria, Student, Homes

Welcome to Mouldy-wood, Aotearoa

New analysis confirms what residents have long suspected: Wellington is substantially mouldier and damper than other New Zealand cities. “My flat had holes in the walls, letting slugs in to roam freely over my shoes and into the shower,” says Zoë Vaunois, a student at Victoria University of Welli

Cold, damp and extremely expensive - that's the average NZ house and it's not only bad for the health of their inhabitants, but also for the planet. The government has today announced plans to overhaul the building laws to include targets and incentives for energy use and carbon emissions. First on the agenda are higher standards for insulation and glazing in new homes. New Zealand Houses, Energy Use, Insulation, House Warming, Planets, Shed, New Homes, Outdoor Structures, Healthy

Push for drier, warmer homes - 'shock' at state of NZ housing

Cold, damp and extremely expensive - that's the average New Zealand house and it's not only bad for the health of their inhabitants, but also for the planet.

Otago housing and health researcher, Associate Professor Nevil Pierse, said the He Kāinga Oranga team will use the funds over five years to study the country's old, cold and mouldy homes.  "The key things we're looking at are: What are the little changes that make the biggest difference?  "What kind of homes make the best environment for kids to study in? We think we can show a link between a nice warm, dry studying area and that will drive better grades in New Zealand children." Window Condensation, Heating And Plumbing, Good Environment, Study Areas, Mission Impossible, House Windows, Digital Trends, Heat Pump, Cool Tech

Research team given $5m to study NZ's old, cold, mouldy homes

A long-running project to tackle problem housing has received $5 million from the Health Research Council, which has handed out $71 million for 47 studies in its latest funding round.

Robust resources with activities and explanation of science behind the activies. How to catch motes Dust trap Air emoji map Weather bag Lung capacity Curious Kids, Kid Experiments, Education And Training, 9 Year Olds, Emoji, Weather, Science, Homes, Map

Air aware: air quality experiments for curious kids

This web page has a number of air quality experiments kids can try at home. Aimed about 9-year-olds, experiments include using a torch to catch motes, making a dust trap, an air emoji map and a weather bag, and testing lung capacity with balloons.

In rural Porirua, Dr Kevin Frank is lighting a lot of fires. They're the first tests of cladding being run in NZ in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster in London. Multi Storey Building, Science Week, Primary Science, Teaching Activities, Cladding, New Zealand, No Response, Purpose, Buildings

Fire tests of cladding are under way in NZ in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy

In rural Porirua, Dr Kevin Frank is lighting a lot of fires. They're the first tests of cladding being run in NZ in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster in London.

In rural Porirua, Dr Kevin Frank is lighting a lot of fires. They're the first tests of cladding being run in NZ in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster in London. Multi Storey Building, Science Week, Primary Science, Teaching Activities, Cladding, New Zealand, No Response, Purpose, Buildings

Fire tests of cladding are under way in NZ in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy

In rural Porirua, Dr Kevin Frank is lighting a lot of fires. They're the first tests of cladding being run in NZ in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster in London.

New houses emit five times too much carbon – Study New Zealand Houses, Bad News, Global Warming, Kiwi, Climate Change, New Homes, Budget, Times, Mansions

New houses emit five times too much carbon – Study

Researchers have calculated how much carbon dioxide a typical three-bedroom home can afford to emit in its lifetime to keep the world within 2C warming.

Learning local: Design-your-own playground at Papakura Intermediate School Design Your Own, Playground, Schools, Encouragement, Classroom, The Unit, Community, Homes

Learning local: Design-your-own playground at Papakura Intermediate School - NZ Herald

Schools are being encouraged to develop localised teaching units now that national standards have been abolished. Simon Collins reports in the fourth of a five-part series. When Bec KauKau took over as principal of what is now Papakura Intermediate School late in 2014, one of her first tasks was to ask the community whether the school had a future.

High school students have created a truly innovative way to potentially solve two of Auckland's biggest problems at the same time. Sleep In Car, People Sleeping, Local Parks, 16 Year Old, High School Students, Science And Technology, Innovation, At Least, Recycling

Can recycling help homelessness? - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara

High school students have created a truly innovative way to potentially solve two of Auckland's biggest problems at the same time.

How an Auckland soil scientist's inner-city living roof flourishes without soil Storm Water Drain, Mushroom Compost, Roof Edge, Suburban House, Living Roofs, Growing Mushrooms, Rain Garden, Planting, Gardening

How an Auckland soil scientist's inner-city living roof flourishes without soil

A soil scientist is maximizing her growing capacity by planting well above ground without soil. Words: Emma Rawson Photos: Sally Tagg Walking through Dr Robyn Simcock’s inner-city Auckland garden can be a topsy-turvy experience. Her bee-attracting borage, salvias and sedums resemble a meadow – except that they are three metres off the ground on the living roof potager above her workshop. Passersby do a double take at the sheep sculpture among the bromeliads and natives planted on top of the…

House Condition Survey 2015/16: Analysis of energy efficiency data - BRANZ DOWNLOAD Building Code, Building Systems, Water Tap, Water Pipes, Pipe Insulation, Small Swimming Pools, New Zealand Houses, Energy Bill, Shower Time

Building systems that delivers better outcomes for all

Challenging Aotearoa NZ to create a building system that delivers better outcomes for all

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is proud to partner with NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) Parenting Styles, Parenting Hacks, Candace Cameron Bure, First Time Parents, Family Is Everything, People Online, Peaceful Parenting, Thomas The Train, Kids Shows

Asthma Foundation NZ

A new partnership with NIWA — ASTHMA & RESPIRATORY FOUNDATION NZ The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is proud to partner with NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research)

The government has announced a raft of new rules for rental properties, with a strong focus on heating and insulation. Property Investor, Rental Property, Underfloor Insulation, Coding Standards, New Zealand Houses, The Tenant, Canned Heat, Green Party, Property Management

Below-par rentals: 'Cost of doing nothing is too great'

The government has announced a raft of new rules for rental properties, with a strong focus on heating and insulation.