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Prime Minister backs HoS rental insulation campaign

posted Aug 29, 2012, 11:14 PM by ema-1 ema-1
"The Prime Minister has backed the Herald on Sunday's Warm Homes campaign with a warning that if incentives aren't enough to persuade landlords to insulate their cold, damp rental properties, then the Government may force their hand. John Key grew up in a cold Christchurch state house with no insulation. His house-proud mother kept the house faultlessly clean. But there was nothing to stop heat evaporating through the walls, ceilings and floors. Now, Key says he will personally ensure that Housing New Zealand insulates all the properties that it can by the end of next year - and he'll be wielding a carrot or a stick to make sure all private landlords do the same"