All the gnashing of teeth and wailing about the causes of damp homes and the consequent health issues that we are bombarded with almost every day on the news can be laid firmly at the doorstep of what in my opinion are the greedy power companies.

Not the landlords nor low wages but because New Zealand houses were designed to be heated with cheap electricity.

No amount of insulation is going to help unless you can heat the house. New Zealand has an abundance of energy resources - hydro, geothermal, wind and sorry, but about 500 years of coal.

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