Silence is Regulated Golden

Not doing a great deal to dispel the stereotype of the loud-mouthed ocker, an article on the art and science of noise in the Sydney Morning Herald looks at the menace of noise pollution, admitting that Australia’s building code has a shabby record when it comes to keeping the neighbours happy. As opposed to New Zealand who, “is the world leader when it comes to quiet homes.”


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New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand has passed a law to reduce its emissions in a bid to become mostly carbon neutral by 2050, Britain’s Independent newspaper reports. The zero-carbon bill aims to tackle climate change…