Brightening the Bridge

The Wanganui City Bridge is sporting a refreshing new look at night as a result of new GE80W R150 LED luminaires, the Financial describes. “The 14 new fittings on the bridge will save the Wanganui District Council up to $9000 over the life of the fittings in terms of reduced power and maintenance costs. This translates into a payback period of 6.2 years. Councilor Ray Stevens, chair of the Infrastructure and Property Committee of Wanganui District Council said: ‘The public will notice that the new LED light fittings create a ‘white light’ rather than an ‘orange glow’ from the sodium lights which were previously installed.’”


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Oldest Surviving Photograph of Māori Discovered

Oldest Surviving Photograph of Māori Discovered

The oldest surviving photograph of a Māori person, a picture of Hemi Pomara, has been discovered in the National Library of Australia, an historical “scoop” being lauded on both sides of…