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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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Is it just me, or is it still damp in here?

Real power can mean simply having choices to be healthier in your own home. Whare Hauora is a Wellington charity that empowers people with  detailed information about the healthiness of our homes. Living in a cold, draughty, damp house in Wellington is a period in many Wellingtonians’ lives. From warmer, drier houses we tell stories…

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As good as it gets

Naenae is, in many ways, a microcosm of contemporary New Zealand.  Guest author Annanonymous writes about what you see in Naenae as an outsider, and what that means for all of us.  This article was originally posted on  THE END IS NAENAE, 7 MAY 2017   It’s about nine years since our family moved to…

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One Year hurry up for Cuba Street

What’s happened with earthquake strengthening our beloved fragile heritage buildings in Cuba St? EyeoftheFish asks – and gets an answer This article is cross-posted with permission from EyeoftheFish. It’s taken over 5 years since the first Canterbury quake for some actual real action to be taken on strengthening, and not before time. Now that the laws…

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