Election 2020: Group letter calls on National to back Healthy Homes standards
Auckland's largest real estate company has called on National to halt plans to scrap new Healthy Homes standards if elected.Barfoot & Thompson said cold and damp rental homes had been linked to the gruelling battle with respiratory... More
Election 2020: Shane Jones proud of driving economic growth in Northland
The Northern Advocate and NZME Northland digital and radio platforms, are giving voters a chance to hear why the candidates standing deserve a vote on October 17.Northern Advocate reporter Imran Ali and The Hits Northland day announcer... More
Election 2020: Helen Jeremiah believes unconditional basic income the way to go
The Northern Advocate and NZME Northland digital and radio platforms are giving voters a chance to hear why the candidates standing deserve a vote on October 17.Northern Advocate reporter Imran Ali and The Hits Northland day announcer... More
'East side eyesores': The derelict properties of eastern Christchurch
Derelict properties in Christchurch's east are piled high with rubbish, infested with vermin, and sometimes covered with faeces - both humans and animals – and residents have had enough. Alexandra Davids, the Linwood-Central-Heathcote... More
Toby Pascoe: Reserve Bank is living in dreamland
COMMENT I appreciate the work the Reserve Bank of New Zealand does in running stress test scenarios on the banks in this country, however does it genuinely think it is on the same planet as the rest of us?A week after the latest... More
Tenant ordered to pay after landlord finds worst flea infestation he'd ever seen
A tenant who stubbed out cigarettes on their bathroom basin and left their Te Awamutu rental with one of the worst flea infestations their landlord had ever seen has been ordered to pay up.The Tenancy Tribunal ordered Roxanne Bayliss... More
Wellington council told to bowl central library and move on
Wellington City councillors have been told by some ratepayers to knock down the central library and start again rather than spend an "obscene" amount of their money on earthquake strengthening. The building was closed indefinitely... More
Breach of 'Quiet Enjoyment'; Landlord fined by Tenancy Tribunal for 'shocking, vulgar' language towards tenant
A tenant has won a claim for damages after being abused by his landlord and breaching his "quiet enjoyment".Yeo Chen was a tenant in a property owned by Ling Chao Liang in Avondale between February 14 to May 14, this year.Chen... More
Airbnb guest ransacks Australian woman's house, steals $18k of belongings and her identity
An Australian Airbnb host has been targeted by the guest from hell, who used stolen identities to make a booking at her Brisbane townhouse only to steal A$18,000 (NZ$19,400) worth of her belongings.Rachel, who has rented out the... More