2017 Key tips for a warmer, drier home – English & Maori


What does Aiga mean to me? Famili to me is everything My Aiga means my heart Everything we do, sort of within the community is with the Whānau and all It’s about hanging out together through
the tears and the smiles and supporting our kids Our boys love fishing along with my partner Swimming, going to the parks Everything together, all as one (music) Kia ora, my name is Margaret Walker, Haki
and I have owned this house for 10 years and we’ve got 4 children We try our best to keep our home warm and
dry in the colder months to stop the kids from getting sick and there’s a few things that we do within the home to do that so nau mai ki tōku whare [come on into my house] and we’ll go and wake up the kids (music) So this is our daughter Shahlin’s room. Come on, time to get up This is where our boys’ room is Morning guys, come on, get out of bed, good boy So we sleep them on their own beds, on the bunks at opposite ends and on the single bed, obviously at their own end, just to give them their own headspace, so that if they’re coughing and sneezing throughout the night they are not doing it all over one another Get up, time to get up, open your guys’
curtains We make it their job to open the curtains
and windows in the morning The good thing about opening your curtains during the day is that it allows the sun to heat your home for free So up here we have a heat pump, which has a thermostat in it, which is really great, it doesn’t cost as much to use as other
heaters do, which is really good for us Let’s go get some breakfast ready, eh So sometimes after a cold night the water
gets on the windows and walls so you can wipe them off with a cloth just so the house doesn’t stay cold and damp Damp air is more expensive to heat so when your house is drier, it’s cheaper and easier to heat Thank you Everyday we open up a couple of windows to let some fresh air in So why do you think we open the windows, son? To let the fresh air in and keep the house
healthy Good boy So a few months ago Dylan was tested for strep throat, we think it may have been from them sleeping too close together, it could’ve
led to rheumatic fever So after that we come home and sort of sat down and had a think about things, as to how we can change to make our house warmer, drier and healthier for everybody, and that’s how we like to roll Ka maremare, ka matihe hoki ngā tamariki i a rātou e moe ana, nā reira meatia he wāhi wātea tonu i waenga i ngā māhunga
kia kore e hōrapa ai ngā meroiti. Ngā Ārai – whakatuwheratia ngā ārai i
te awatea hei urunga mō ngā hihi mahana o te rā. Katia anō i mua i te tōnga o te
rā hei ārai atu i te makariri o te pō. Ki te whakamahi koe i ētahi mea pērā i
te hīti, i te lava lava rānei, me whai kia piri tonu ki ngā tāpare matapihi. Tērā pea ka taea ētahi ārai utu iti, utu
kōre rānei mai i te whare kohinga ārai o tō hapori. Ka tika te pūrere whakamahana, tērā ka māmā ake te whakamahana i tō whare, ā,
ka iti iho te utu. Mā te whakaū mahana e iti iho te utu, ā,
e noho āhuru ai tō whare. Ko te 20 te pāmahana pai i te awatea, heoi i te pō meatia kia 16 te pāmahana i ngā rūma moe. Mā te tōtā, arā, te wai kua piri ki ngā matapihi me ngā pakitara, e haukū ai ngā
rūma, tērā ka tipu mai te pūhekaheka. Ina kite ana koe i te tōtā, mukua atu, kia noho maroke ai tō whare. He māmā ake te whakamahana i te whare maroke, ā, he iti anō te utu. Whakatuwheratia ngā matapihi mō te 20 meneti te itinga rawa i ngā rā paki, ā, mō ētahi
meneti noa iho i ngā rā o te takurua. Ko te urunga mai o te hau pūangi ki tō whare, tētahi tikanga pai kia noho maroke ai tō whare. O lo’u igoa o Fesili. [My name is Fesili] O le igoa o lo’u tamā o Melie. [My father’s
name is Melie] O le igoa o lo’u tinā o Falefā. [My mother’s
name is Falefā] My husband and I have been living here for 3 years and we have 7 children To’afitu lo’u fānau. [I have seven children] You all right there son? As you can see, it doesn’t take that much
to steam up in here, so I just turn on the extractor fan and I open the window a
little bit to let the steam out You can go and put your ofu on now and get ready for school It’s also very important to open your windows or fa’aaoga extractor fan if you have one as it helps steamy areas from getting damp and mouldy We used to have our portable gas heater, which we no longer use because of its dangerous fumes and it was making our fale damp, but now we have this electric heater and it’s much safer and cheaper to use Another thing that is helpful is having insulation in your home E māfanafana lo’u fale [My house is warm] in winter and it also helps you save money on heating Hei ārai atu i te haukū me te pūhekaheka,
whakatuwheratia ngā matapihi o te kīhini mō te wā tunu kai. ā, me pērā anō i
te rūma kaukau mō te wā tāuwhiuwhi, kaukau rānei hei putanga atu mō te korohū. Me whai tonu koe ki te whakamahi i te pūrere kapehau i roto i tō kīhini, i tō rūma kaukau rānei mēnā kei reira tētahi.
Hei whakamahana i tō whare me kōwhiri tētahi pūrere whakamahana, he mea haumaru, he mea mahi tōtika hoki. Ko ngā pūrere whakamahana kapuni kawekawe ngā momo he nui te te utu, he mea whakahaukū, whakaputa au mōrearea hoki. Ko te āraitanga tētahi tikanga pai rawa hei whakamahana i tō whare. Me ui atu koe kia mōhio mēnā kua oti kē te whakauru pareārai ki tō whare. Ina kore, tērā ka
whakaaetia kia āraia tō whare mō te kore utu. Kōrero atu ki EECA, ki tō kaunihera, ki
te rāngatira o tō whare rānei kia mōhiotia ngā kōwhiringa mōu. Malo e lelei. My name is Noelini I’m from Kolonga, Tongatapu. My mali and I, Paola we’ve been living here in this home for approximately 14 years This is my lounge and this is where we all
like to hang out during the evenings This is my husband Paul and these are my beautiful children The problem with this room is that there is cold air that comes down through the bottom here, and how I fix that is by getting a draft stopper, and placing it there to stop the cold air from coming through If you don’t have a draft stopper, you can
roll up a dry towel and place it there, and that will stop the draft from coming in It’s really important to stop the drafts
from coming under the door and through the windows because it helps to keep our house warm Something that likes damp areas is mould, it builds up around the windows and on the walls As soon as you see it, it’s really important
to clean it off straight away To make up the solution you just add one capful
of bleach to every litre of water If you don’t have bleach, you can also use
vinegar to get rid of the mould Whatever you use, leave it on for about 15
minutes and rinse it off with warm soapy water When you can, hang your washing out in the sun or in the carport, garage that way it will keep your house dry and it
will be less expensive to heat So there you go, those are a few things we do to keep our house warm and dry All right guys, bags off please Remember to always close your curtains at night and get that heating going Well done boys Hei kati i te urunga mai o te hau mātao me whakapuru i ngā puare huri rauna i ngā tatau, ngā matapihi me ngā pākaiahi.
Pōkaitia he taora tawhito hei whakapuru hau. Ka taea ngā tiri huarere te hoko mai i ngā
toa taputapu kāinga hei aukati i ngā hau mātao. Mā te whakatoki, mā te winika mā rānei e tango te pūhekaheka i te tuanui, i ngā
pakitara hoki. Tipu ai te pūhekaheka i ngā wāhi haukū,
wāhi mākū hoki, ā, ka pā ki te oranga o te whānau. Hei ārai i te haukū i tō whare, whakamaroketia ngā kākahu ki waho, ki roto rānei i te whare motokā. This is how we roll! Each of these key tips will help to keep your home warmer, drier, and healthier for your family, and reduce the cost of heating Ngā mihi nui ki te hunga nāna nei i tautoko mai, i āwhina mai ki te whakawhanake i te rauemi nei, rōpū mai, whānau mai, tāngata takitahi mai, tēnā rawa atu koutou katoa. Sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and heart damage Every time your child has a sore throat, please, get them checked by a doctor or nurse as soon as possible If they’re given antibiotics, make sure
they take them for the full 10 days, even if they feel better If you’re not sure what to do, call Healthline for advice For more information about preventing rheumatic fever visit this website. (music)

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