One in three New Zealanders can’t afford to heat their homes properly in winter, a survey shows. Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman said the results were in line with the University of Otago’s research. “Should we have standards for renting homes? I think we should. Why are so many people living in so many homes that are cold and damp?”
University of Otago Wellington has made comments on the city’s Draft Annual Plan. Under our proposal, the city’s main shopping area could become the country’s first smokefree streets.
Wellington’s planning must respond to changing demographics and community expectations, was the message delivered today by visiting transport expert Todd Litman.
Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Wellington, 18 July 2013 There has been much debate, both internationally and here in New Zealand, over why income inequality has increased across much of the developed world during the past few decades, whether it matters and what, if anything, should be done about it.
Fuel poverty is an increasing, but under-recognised cause of health problems in New Zealand, write Kimberley O’Sullivan and Philippa Howden-Chapman of the Centre for Sustainable Cities.