Health Housing News and Events

21 Jun 2017

The Housing First Project (funded by MBIE) PhD student Clare Aspinall appeared on The Nation to discuss the housing shortage and substandard boarding house accommodation in Auckland. Follow the link to view Clare’s interview and the full feature.  Watch here 


10 Apr 2017

Dr Elinor Chisholm talks to Radio New Zealand about the consequences of banning letting fees for renters. Read here.

03 Apr 2017

MBIE funded Housing First programme–PhD Studentship Opportunity.

Homelessness among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgenda, Intersex and Queer People: understanding the experience and developing holistic solutions.

This project is part of the MBIE funded Housing First programme, and comes with a $30K scholarship for 3 years. Experience of LGBTIQ issues is required

Please  Read  for more details.

22 Mar 2017

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: New Zealand 2017 on New Zealand’s environmental performance warns that the country’s growth is starting to show environmental limits, including increased greenhouse gas emissions, freshwater contamination and threats to biodiversity. Please Read here for NZ expert reaction

21 Mar 2017

New evidence from the University of Otago, Wellington shows that government social investment in safer housing would be justified to prevent falls.

Please Read here

22 Feb 2017

Dr Elinor Chisholm talks to Plains FM about rental housing regulation and how it fails to protect tenants, the history of tenant collective action for healthy rental housing, and the work of He Kainga Oranga. Listen here.

30 Jan 2017

Treat rentals like quake prone-buildings, write Lucy Telfar Barnard and Philippa Howden-Chapman in the Dominion Post. Read here.

05 Jan 2017

Home Sweet Rental Home: Dr Elinor Chisholm talks to Radio New Zealand about problems in the rental housing market. Read here.

09 Dec 2016

The 2017 Public Health Summer School will offer 30 short courses (1-3 days long) by an international faculty of public health academics and practitioners. There are 14 new courses as well as 16 of our most popular core courses. Courses vary from small group computer lab classes to interactive lectures and multi-speaker seminars.

You are invited to enrol in a single course or create a programme based on your interests. Read more about each course below or to go straight to registration, click on this button.

Register now

The following links are the courses run by The Housing and Health Research Programme and NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities

09 Dec 2016

Is there a housing bubble in New Zealand, and what it would mean if it burst?

But what if there was a way to stop the constant boom and bust cycle?

Please Read: Blowing Bubbles: Six big ideas to smooth out the boom and bust housing cycle