Greens’ insulated houses scheme hits 150,000 milestone
Metiria Turei, Green Party Co-leader, says the Party’s Warm Up New Zealand home insulation and heating programme has just reached the 150,000 home milestone.
She says as a result hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders – over half of them on low incomes – are living in warmer and healthier homes as winter sets in.
The programme is a joint initiative between the Green Party and the National Party.
Ms Turei says: “Its success shows how we are able to achieve good green change outside of Government.
“And while 150,000 homes is a great start, we want to extend the scheme until every house has been retrofitted, and all New Zealanders have warm, dry, healthy homes.
“We think this is more important than $2 billion of tax cuts to well-off New Zealanders.”