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Review of Renting - Submission Writing Night - Newtown

Kia ora koutou,

Join us to write your submission on the Review of Renting
5:30pm, Tuesday 18 September, Newtown Community & Cultural Centre
With a speaker from Renters United
Snacks and drinks provided
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The Government recently announced their review of tenancy laws.  They've put out a discussion document and they're calling for submissions. You can fill in their Residential Tenancies Act reform survey online or you can write your own submission.

Renters United are encouraging us to write our own submissions, telling our own stories about what renting is really like and pushing for the changes that Renters United have outlined in their Plan to Fix Renting. The Plan to Fix Renting calls for stable homes, fair rent, safe and healthy homes, and meaningful enforcement (e.g. changing the Tenancy Tribunal to an investigative model and anonymising tenants in the Tribunal rulings so renters are not deterred from standing up for their rights).

So this is an invitation to come along to an evening of writing submissions together.

Who: Any renters in Wellington
What: Hear from Renters United and local renters, then write your own submission - including your own stories of renting.
Where: Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, cnr Rintoul and Colombo Sts, Newtown, Wellington
When: 5:30 - 7:00pm, Tuesday 18 September
Why: It's more fun to write submissions together. Let's get together as renters. Please share the word, invite your friends.
How: we'll provide paper and a few laptops and hopefully a submission guide. We'll have copies of the Plan to Fix Renting, and the Government's review document. You can write a submission on the night, or just hear from the speakers on your way home from work and take away the info to write a submission later (Submissions are due by 21 October, by email to RTAreform@mbie.govt.nz)
Snacks and drinks provided.
Kids welcome (sorry for the less than ideal timing!)

For more info on the submission writing night, please contact frances(dot)mountier(at)gmail(
For more info on Renters United and the Plan to Fix Writing, please contact info(at)rentersunited(dot)org(

Nga mihi, hope to see you on the 18 September

Frances Mountier & James Barber
Newtown renters and Renters United supporters

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