Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ) data showed that residential building activity increased in the first quarter of 2017, amid a decline in commercial construction. Based on seasonally adjusted value, home construction rose 0.1% during the three-month period — a smaller increase compared to 2.3% in the last quarter of 2016. However, total…

Woman experiencing sudden oral pain

Anybody who ever experienced a toothache knows all too well how painful it can get. It can be debilitating. You cannot do anything other than finding ways to reduce it perhaps by changing your position or eating soft food. It can increase your physical and emotional stress too. But why…

Two Hummingbirds

A great-looking garden only becomes that way if there are pollinators to fertilize plants. Bees and butterflies are among the most common pollinators, but hummingbirds fulfill this role, too. This tiny bird – with its signature rapid-flapping wings and long, tapering beak – feasts primarily on the nectar of flowers….

Elderly Guy Doing a Thumbs Up

For most adults, our levels of oral health has improved dramatically over the past 30 years. In 1978, 37% of adults had no teeth of their own, now this figure is nearer to 6%. This is a dramatic improvement which shows how much difference good dental health care can make….

An example of brick wall cladding

Wall cladding refers to the exterior of a building or a house covered with panels of different materials. Companies install the panels over other materials used in construction. These cladding systems are used in a variety of purposes – boost the aesthetic value of the property, protect the wall from…

After a flood, it is of utmost importance to start the clean up right away and remove contaminated materials. Failure to do so only affect the air quality in your house and present serious health risks. When materials continue to stay wet for long periods, they can incur more damage and…