Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


National continues to provide warmer, drier homes

Rt Hon John Key
Prime Minister &
Leader of the National Party

5 November 2011 Media Statement

National continues to provide warmer, drier homes

Prime Minister and National Party Leader John Key today announced the National Party housing policy, which includes a commitment to complete the insulation of every State house built before 1978 by the end of 2013.

"This will ensure thousands of New Zealand families have a brighter future through living in warmer, drier, and healthier homes," says Mr Key.

"By the end of 2013, National will ensure the remaining 4600 State homes built before 1978, when insulation became standard for State houses, are insulated where it is practically possible."

"Funding for this will be allocated from Housing New Zealand's baseline so National is also fulfilling its promise to do better with the money we have," says Mr Key.

Since National came into Government in 2008, more than 133,000 privately-owned homes have also been retrofitted with insulation under its $347 million Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart insulation and clean heating scheme.

"National is committed to retrofitting at least another 50,000 homes," says Mr Key.

Under the scheme, homeowners with houses built before 2000 are eligible for 33 per cent of the cost of installing ceiling and under floor insulation, up to a maximum of $1300.

"This scheme has ensured about 2000 Kiwis are in full time employment."

Visit National's Housing policy at:

Authorised by G Hamilton, Level 2, 262 Thorndon Quay, Wellington

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Where The Politically-donated Bucks Should Be Stopping

By now, it seems crystal clear that something is deeply amiss with the way that New Zealand political parties solicit, receive and report their funding. Evidently, the nominal threshold of $15,000 that requires public disclosure of the donation and its source is…shall we say…vulnerable to manipulation by all and sundry. Moreover, as Otago law professor Andrew Geddis has pointed out, unless political leaders have been stupid enough as to explicitly tell their own staff and/or donors that they’re aware that certain practices break the law but intend to pursue them anyway, then the law has not been broken – not by the political leaders at least... More>>


New Zealand Government: Action On Fuel Market Competition

The Government has released a comprehensive response to ensuring New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump. This follows the Commerce Commission fuel market ... More>>


Child Poverty: 18,400 Children Lifted Out Of Poverty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed new reporting showing the Coalition Government is on track to meet its child poverty targets, with 18,400 children lifted out of poverty as a result of the Families Package... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our Unreal Optimism About Coronavirus

At this week’s Chinese New Year celebrations, PM Jacinda Ardern was resolutely upbeat that business with China would soon bounce back to normal – better than ever, even - once the coronavirus epidemic has been brought under control. To Ardern, ... More>>


Vaping: Government To Regulate Products

No sales to under-18-year-olds No advertising and sponsorship of vaping products and e-cigarettes No vaping or smokeless tobacco in smokefree areas Regulates vaping product safety comprehensively, - including devices, flavours and ingredients Ensure ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Political Donations Scandals
Even paranoids have real enemies. While there has been something delusionary about the way New Zealand First has been living in denial about its donations scandal, one can sympathise with its indignation about Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges being among its chief accusers. More>>






InfoPages News Channels