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Thursday, October 26, 2006

NZ at its best


This has to be one of my favourite stories of the year, to me, it shows NZers at our best. Our need to invent things in this country because of our distance from the rest of the world has led to some brilliant ideas, and when those brilliant ideas are aimed at helping others, I honestly believe we show the best sides of our national character.

Low-tech filter turns muck to drinking water
A water purification device developed in New Zealand that can operate without electricity could bring widespread benefits around the world.

Christchurch inventor Russell Kelly has also caught the eye of Nasa, which has been so impressed with his invention it has allowed him to use its iodine technology (used for treating waste) and Certified Space Foundation brand - as it believes the devices will have a "significant beneficial impact on mankind".

"I didn't realise what a big deal it was at the time," said Mr Kelly, who set out four years ago to create filter systems that could be used in remote areas with badly polluted water supplies.

10 Comments:

At 26/10/06 11:15 pm, Anonymous Heat Seeker said...

Isn't NASA bad? Part of Amerika and all that.

 
At 27/10/06 8:19 am, Blogger bomber said...

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sigh - what a way to ruin a good story

 
At 27/10/06 9:41 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some old junk in the garden - thats NZ idea of technology.

Gives you some idea how sophisticated these idiots are.

 
At 30/10/06 10:43 am, Blogger bomber said...

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I love the anti-nz stuff some of our angry friends from overseas post - it is very funny

 
At 30/10/06 12:59 pm, Blogger ¤°Z°¤-Luke-¤°Z°¤° said...

We aren't a very proud country are we...in the media maybe and overseas but people for some reason just don't like where they live.

 
At 30/10/06 2:21 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NZ ignorance and smugness is also rather amusing.

It must be fun coming from the greatest country in the world and being a member of such a superior race, when you are superior amongst the superior WOW ....

A fools paradise indeed.

 
At 30/10/06 3:24 pm, Anonymous curious george said...

"It must be fun coming from the greatest country in the world and being a member of such a superior race, when you are superior amongst the superior WOW ...."

We are, and it is.
Fun that is.
Thanks for still caring.
Are you going to tell us where your from?
I hope your not from New Zealand, because that self-loathing has sure got to be doing some emotional damge.
Your turn.

 
At 31/10/06 7:12 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've been watching Dr Phill

 
At 2/11/06 11:03 am, Blogger ¤°Z°¤-Luke-¤°Z°¤° said...

Dr Phil points out the obvious over half an hour weekdays.

 
At 3/11/06 5:23 pm, Anonymous deano said...

The filter doesn't work! Four journalists who were invited to drink the filtered water became violently ill!

 

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