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The following posts are filed under: Housing & Development.

Steb in the Dark? Step into the Light!

Wellington City Council is developing a brand new suburb in Upper Stebbings Valley. Let’s shine a light on how to do it well! So it’s not yet another stab at big cookie-cutter houses in a dormitory suburb. It’s about building a community, while building homes.

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Cohousing: Part 2

 Biddy Livesey – housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus – leads us on an exciting journey: what Cohaus will look like…

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It’s getting a bit intense…

People seem surprised that homes in a medium-density housing development in Newtown have sold like hot cakes – almost all sold off the plans. There seems lots of confusion about residential intensification, so just as a starter, here are some fun facts! 

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Cohousing: Part One

Biddy Livesey – a housing policy analyst, researcher, and future resident of Cohaus – explains cohousing. In part 1: an intro.

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Hate the System? Change the System!

Wish it wasn’t so hard to do the sustainable, climate-friendly thing in everyday life? You’re not alone! NZ’s systems make it much too hard (and much too easy to do the opposite).
But the Zero Carbon Act is a first step towards fixing The System – so it’s easier for us to be better. Tell them your “Yeah!” by 19th July!

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Tiny Home, Massive Heart

Are tiny homes part of the solution to the housing crisis or are we hoping for too much from something so small?

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Wet Wet Wetlington

Wellington winter means lots of water. Falling from the sky, and then being all around us… and being all up in our face where we don’t want it. What can we do?

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Plimmerton Farm – Glimmer of Hope or Grimmer and Nope?

A new suburb! Hawoo! Surely that will ease the housing woes and we’ll have enough for everyone, there’ll be no concerns about extra cars on the road, everything will be beautiful, lovely, wonderful, hunky-flippin’-dory. Or not.

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Right hand, have you met left hand?

Guest author Peter, reading yet another news item fretting about growth and land for development, and yet another item fretting about traffic in Wellington, wonders if he’s going a bit cuckoo.  With elephants and cats.

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POP QUIZ: Which should we obsess expensively about? MOULD or METH?

One of them kills and debilitates thousands of Kiwis a year, especially the young.  It’s got simple solutions that don’t require expensive consultancy services.

The other causes nasty harm on a much smaller scale, but has a delightfully thrilling moral stink that’s seductively adjacent to beneficiary-bashing for those inclined that way.

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