Icepak-style disaster tipped to happen again

Thirteen years on from the fatal Icepak Coolstores explosion and fire at Tamahere the cooling industry warns that similar disasters could occur again.

Homeowners, businesses and air conditioning technicians are among those at risk from “a disaster waiting to happen” after shoddy retro-fits of air conditioning units with highly flammable gas … like that which caused death and injury to firefighters at Tamahere in 2008.

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The COVID-zero strategy may be past its use-by date, but New Zealand still has a vaccination advantage

The announcement today that New Zealand will introduce a vaccination certificate by November is welcome news. Whether by “carrot” or “stick”, vaccination rates must keep climbing, as it is now likely case numbers will climb under alert level 3 conditions in Auckland.

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