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- 500,000-strong coalition releases election scorecardsA new coalition has launched election scorecards, assessing the ability of the major parties to respond to the social and environmental crises facing Aotearoa. Te Pāti Maori and the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand were the only parties to commit to almost all of the policy asks. The Labour Party supported some of the … Read more
- Renters organisation warns of tenant tracking serviceToday Renters United has warned its members of a new service launched by illion Tenancy that allows landlords to be notified if their tenant moves, or attempts to move, properties. President of Renters United, Geordie Rogers, said “The Address Alert service recently announced by illion can only be summarised as an invasion of renter’s privacy and a short step … Read more
- Trade me “comfortable profiting from a human rights crisis” according to community organisationsToday Renters United alongside 11 other organisations including the Child Poverty Action Group, the Manawatu Tenants Union, and New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations have sent an open letter to Trade Me demanding they take action to stop illegal rental property listings running rampant on their website.
- Housing, environmental groups celebrate cross-partisan reform of urban planning rulesA City for People, Generation Zero, and Renters United welcome the cross-partisan announcement today that the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) will be strengthened with a fast-tracked medium-density zone and its implementation brought forward by a year.
- A City for People declares victory as Wellington City Council passes an ambitious Spatial Plan, but calls on Central Government to speed up implementation, infrastructure.A City for People, Generation Zero, and Renters United are elated that Wellington City Councillors passed a more ambitious Spatial Plan today that goes above and beyond the original Draft Spatial Plan. They have taken real action on the housing crisis and will ensure we provide more homes for all.
- Renters forgotten in Government’s housing packageRenters have been hit hardest by the housing crisis. Not only are they locked out of the buyers market due to ever increasing rents, but the severe lack of supply has left many with no choice but to live in substandard, overcrowded housing. These new policy announcements do nothing to help us in the short term.
- Government coughs up a whopping $0 informing renters of their new rightsThe Labour government brought in the second phase of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act in February. Were you aware of what these changes were?
- Renters and Covid-19On the 25 March Renters United made the following media statement on what is required of Government to support renters during the Covid-19 outbreak. Renters need certainty and rent relief during the Covid-19 lockdown Yesterday the Prime Minister assured homeowners that “no-one would lose their home” due to Covid-19. The one third of New Zealanders … Read more