Solar power is a great option for cost effective, clean, green energy. If you live somewhere full of sunshine like Northland, it makes sense to invest and try to harness the sun’s power for your home especially when you get sold a package that seems to have all the trimmings at a great price. That’s what a couple of Northland couples thought anyway .. only to pay thousands of dollars and get nothing in return. To make things worse, the scoundrel responsible seems to be travelling the world enjoying the sunshine in other countries – quite probably on his customers’ dime.
Fair Go goes into bat for a woman who invested in a home for her young family, only to have everything that could go wrong, go wrong. The roof leaked and when she tried to get it fixed, things went from bad to worse, resulting in water flooding through her home. Fortunately she has insurance … unfortunately her insurance company denied her claims. This story highlights the importance of reading the fine print, and persevering when all the odds are stacked against you.
It’s scientifically proven that shopping is addictive. You get a hit of dopamine even just thinking about buying something new. The quickest way to ruin that buzz is by spending money you don’t have. So we take a look at financial options like AfterPay, Oxipay and the like and see if they’re a help or a hindrance.
Painting your house, or even just your roof, white is better for the environment. It means the house is more energy efficient. But in most of our coastal communities, white roofs are banned by the Councils, because they stand out so glaringly from the natural environment. Now that’s a pickle. So who’s right?
What makes a home, home? If you’ve spent years creating a life in Aoteaora New Zealand, but weren’t born or bred here, is it still your home? We’re asking because as well as all the Kiwis wanting to return, there are thousands of people who can legally be here; who have lives they’re keen to return to, but new border rules mean they’re locked out of Aotearoa New Zealand for the foreseeable future. There’s no time frame for when that will change, so what are these families to do? We go to Parliament to get some answers from the Minister of Immigration.
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