Updating the role of the state: the case of housing in New Zealand

Monday, February 17th, 2020 | tedla55p | No Comments

Prof Philippa Howden-Chapman

Housing policy is building up to be the key election issue again. In this blog I reflect on the importance of the role of the New Zealand Government in improving access to affordable housing. I look at what the Government been doing to increase quality public housing and to reduce homelessness and why the public housing waiting list is getting longer.

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Worth its weight: Building Insulation in New Zealand

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 | Kate Sloane | 1 Comment

Dr Kimberley O’Sullivan

Insulation blog

Source: http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/households/energy-efficiency/toolbox/how-to/check-your-ceiling-insulation

Building insulation provides comfort and health benefits to occupants, saves energy, enhances energy security, and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This blog looks at these issues and wonders why the NZ Government is not doing more to enhance building performance and insulation standards when it is such a good investment.

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