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I read an article in Stuff yesterday that got my heart rate up. I strongly believe that tools like Homestar are needed to help make houses better. And I'm anxious to correct some misconceptions and to address the question of 'how much does Homestar cost?' Homestar is New Zealand's comprehensive environmental rating tool for homes. It's ... [Read more]

We are not building enough homes people can afford. This was the focus of a workshop organised by He Kainga Oranga - The Housing and Health Research Programme, from the University of Otago in mid 2012. Since then,  Sarah Bierre, Professsor Philippa Howden-Chapman and Lisa Early have been busy compiling written contributions from a number of ... [Read more]

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