16th Fastest Growing Company in NZ

Deloitte Dunedin managing partner Mike Horne said the companies proved being based in a small area was not an impediment to growth.
”These companies reach a wide market, many of them already operating nationally or internationally.”

A common theme behind their success was the ability to identify and then capitalise on a point of difference from their competitors. They did a specific thing well and tried hard to nail their particular niche, he said.

The companies in the South were focused on ”controlling the controllables” and succeeded because of their ongoing energy and passion. Source: ​https://goo.gl/aUcmHu

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Cold and damp houses can affect your health

Cold, damp and mouldy homes impact on our health and our children’s health.

​Cold homes have been linked to cardiovascular disease and respiratory illness. Indoor dampness and mould have been linked to asthma, respiratory infections and rheumatic fever.

Extensive research on NZ Housing, Heating and Health

Summary of results:

  • Average daily temp increased by 1-2 degrees, C people felt warmer
  • Condensation was reduced and  there was less mould and mouldy smells
  • Levels of nitrogen dioxide were halved
  • Nitrogen dioxide was associated with coughing in children with asthma
  • Children with asthma reported less coughing and wheezing
  • Children reported fewer episodes of cold and ‘flu’
  • Children had on average one day less off school during the winter
  • Children had on average fewer visits to the GP

Note: Refer British Medical Journal for more information

UNICEF concerned about damp New Zealand houses

​Latest Government data shows that 12 per cent of children are living in homes with a major dampness and mould problem.

UNICEF NZ National Advocacy Manager Deborah Morris-Travers said the direct impact of this poor housing on a child’s wellbeing was undeniable.
“New Zealand is in the midst of a housing crisis that is causing great harm to our poorest and most vulnerable citizens, especially children. 40,000 children are admitted to hospital every year with poverty-related illness – mostly with respiratory and skin infections that can be prevented by adequate housing.”