Posts Tagged ‘home insulation’

Tax cuts and 1600 deaths per year

Written By: - Date published: 2:53 pm, May 31st, 2017 - 16 comments

One of the nasty little fishhooks in the budget was the cutting of the home insulation scheme (Warm Up New Zealand). The scheme had a benefit-cost ratio of $6 for every $1 invested. Around 1,600 people die in NZ a year of cold-related factors. Hope the tax cuts are worth it eh?

A win on rental standards

Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, July 9th, 2015 - 104 comments

This is a good example of a policy win from opposition. More please!

NRT: Insanity

Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, March 19th, 2013 - 7 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the insanity of scrapping the home insulation programme.

Nats pay for booze for the elite, cut home insulation for families

Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, May 30th, 2012 - 33 comments

National blew the VIP entertainment budget for the Rugby World Cup by $5 million, despite none of the promised big names actually turning up. They got the extra dosh out of Mfat’s budget. In unrelated news, the government is cutting the Greens’ Warm Up New Zealand programme, which has returned four times its costs in benefits. There’s no money, you see.

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