Here’s what would really control New Zealand rents

Real rent control doesn’t mean legislated restrictions on what landlords are allowed to charge. Real rent control, and real tenant protection, instead means allowing such a flood of new housing on to the market that the “heritage” houses that are barely fit for livestock would never be able to attract a tenant without substantial remediation.

Winter energy payments ending: ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do’

“That means the resources we take for granted, like being able to do your garden to plant a vegetable patch, like being able to borrow a car if your car breaks down, having friends that can give you firewood, if your firewood runs out, those options aren’t available to a lot of people,” Powell said.

Winter energy payments ending: ‘I don’t know what I am going to do’

“That means the resources we take for granted, like being able to do your garden to plant a vegetable patch, like being able to borrow a car if your car breaks down, having friends that can give you firewood, if your firewood runs out, those options are not available to a lot of people,” Powell […]