Sickness beneficiary Karen Barnett is hoping for a warm,
dry future after having lived in a damp Tainui house for nine
years. Dan Hutchinson looks at what has been lurking under
her state house all that time.
The Dunedin City Council's policy towards trees is being put
to the test as councillors try to decide what should take
priority - a huge, healthy, century-old specimen tree or the
house that was built around it 20 years ago.
A year on from the start of a trial to allow home owners
to add the cost of insulation and heating appliances to their
rates bill and the Dunedin City Council has underwritten more
than $2 million in loans. Dan Hutchinson looks at the
popularity of the Warm Dunedin scheme. About $2 million has
been loaned to hundreds of Dunedin home owners to insulate
and heat their houses under the scheme.