King keeps close eye on home insulation
7 November 2012
King keeps close eye on home
Labour is keeping a close eye
on the Government’s promise to insulate all Housing New
Zealand houses by the end of next year, says Annette
As at 30 September 2012 the Government had
6,983 properties left to insulate under Housing New
Zealand’s Energy Efficiency Retrofit programme.
“That is no small feat given in the three months to
September 2012 Housing Minister Phil Heatley only managed to
insulate 917 homes, compared with 4921 between 1 April 2012
– 30 June 2012.
“There needs to be 1,400 a
quarter to meet the Ministers deadline by the end of next
year. Is he on a strategic go-slow or just falling behind
“Phil Heatley has previously boasted
about the progress of this scheme with John Key also
weighing in with a personal assurance that National would
fulfil its ‘2011 election promise to insulate every state
house where practicable’.
“Families living in
sub-standard conditions don’t need words they need a warm,
“The health benefits of a warm home are
well known. A Minister of Health worth his salt would also
have a vested interest in this programme and ensure that it
sticks to schedule.
“Furthermore, John Key has admitted
getting private sector rentals are up to scratch relies
largely on the Government having its house in order.
a lot riding on the Government’s timetable for state
tenants and all New Zealanders. I want to make sure its
promises come to more than Insul-Fluff,” Annette King
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