Phil Pennington

Phil Pennington is a reporter at RNZ.

Money
Sep 10, 2021

New builds 'absolutely not' a good first home option, says unhappy purchaser

They're seen as a chance to lock in a price before the property market rises even further, but many first-home buyers are being stung by unforeseen costs.

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Business
Oct 29, 2020

Why is the government denying small business recycling initiatives?

Giant 24,000-litre plastic bags are being dumped in landfills around the country. So why isn't the government funding initiatives to recycle them?

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Science
Apr 16, 2020

Scientists raise concerns about critical gaps in Covid-19 data

An epidemiologist in the government's advisory group says he's been asking for key data about border control, contact tracing and testing for weeks.

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