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24 Feb '18 07:04 PM
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This forum is for topics relating to eco friendly building design, construction and renovations.
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The NZ Tiny House Forum
Building a tiny home? This is the place to be to ask tiny house questions, share your experience and knowledge and have a chat about all things tiny house related.
Real estate and property development
Topics in this forum relate to sustainable real estate and sustainable property development.
11 Feb '18 05:26 PM
Switching to Solar Power
Questions, comments or advice about going solar. Solar power is becoming more affordable in New Zealand, but there are still a lot of questions on many people's minds; what size to get, what solar panels, what about storage for solar?
18 Feb '18 02:36 PM
EV Forum - The Electric Vehicle Discussion Board
Chat and ask EV enthusiasts questions about the latest electric vehicle models, from Tesla, Mitsubishi, BMW, Nissan and more. Find info about charging stations and self-driving cars.
23 Jan '18 10:26 AM
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Hello and thank you to all that read this.
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Anyone plumbed one of these in? There are a bunch of connections but no instructions.
I called Marshall today, but no one about.
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