As many of the stories shared in Rent Week show, New Zealand private rental housing is too often cold, insecure and expensive. We can do a lot to fix these problems. Rental housing expert Dr Elinor Chisholm suggests nine things the government should be doing right now.
Behind the affluent image of luxurious resorts and multi-million dollar homes, there is a another, far darker side to life in Queenstown. Peter Newport investigates the shocking state of the town's rental market, and what it means for those caught up in it.
On Monday we asked for your renting stories, good and bad, and the response so far has been overwhelming. This is the second installment, with more to come throughout Rent Week.
The increasingly bonkers housing market is a key driver behind the current surge in renting. We talk to four people about how they made the leap from renter to home owner.
Jess McAllen paints the picture from a Unity Books packed with media, activists and more, eager to discover the subject of the new book and the quality of the catering.
A major new report gives New Zealand a road map for achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this century. Now it's time for business to stand up and be counted, says the Sustainable Business Council's Abbie Reynolds.
Yesterday we asked for your stories, good and bad, about the experience of renting a home in New Zealand, and the response was huge. This is first installment, with more to come throughout Rent Week.
What does the dream of owning a home mean in 2017? Is it still achievable for those not already on the property ladder – or even a worthwhile goal? And what are you willing (or able) to sacrifice in order to reach it? The Spinoff wants to hear your stories.
We've already had a huge reader response to our Rent Week series, like this anonymous submission from a landlord who knows just how lucky she is.
I have asked myself why I didn’t do something about the shocking treatment of children, writes Kim Workman. If the government fails to respond to our calls now, this issue will become a matter of national shame