Posts Tagged ‘renting’

“The Green Party is committed to reforming renting so that every house is a home”

Written By: - Date published: 6:47 am, September 19th, 2017 - 29 comments

People who rent should have security so they can put down roots and benefit from being able to participate in their community.

Spinoff series – rent week

Written By: - Date published: 12:51 pm, March 27th, 2017 - 58 comments

While much of the coverage of the housing crisis focuses on buyers, the situation facing renters is just as bad. Last week The Spinoff ran an excellent series on renting in NZ: “It’s getting desperate out there”.

A tenant’s tale

Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, March 12th, 2017 - 198 comments

“And when I saw that article in the NZ Herald this morning , in light of whats been happening to so many New Zealander family’s having to sleep in cars and the like over the past few years – I thought ”FUCK IT !!”… Im going to say something.”

Renters will pay for Nats’ tax cuts for the rich

Written By: - Date published: 11:11 pm, May 16th, 2010 - 70 comments

The tax changes that will soon be announced are characterised even by the Government as a ‘tax swap’. They are fiscally neutral. The tax burden will not fall. All that will change is who it will fall on. Most people end up neutral or slightly worse off from the GST and income tax changes. The rich get huge cuts, which renters will end up paying for. Who are the renters? The census tells us.

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