Flatting

Empty viewings and cheaper rent: How my flat hunt went in 2022

I want to make one thing clear, the housing market is in no way chill. It’s still very much fucked.

It's now illegal to decline a tenant for having a disability assist dog

Former Green Party MP Mojo Mathers introduced this bill to Parliament when she was still an MP.

Rents in NZ have gone up 7% in just one year

The largest growth in median weekly rent has been in the Taranaki region, growing a whopping 18%.

Students twice as likely to live in mouldy homes than other NZers

35 percent of students had A4 size mould growing in their flats, a new survey says.

'Practise self love, get a properly insulated place': What I wish I knew before flatting

Some tips before you resort to small $15 heaters and warming your hands and feet on laptop chargers.

Covid parties or isolation: Flatters share personal pandemic plans as cases rise

We asked flatters to share their Personal Pandemic Plan, or as we like to call it, a ‘PPP’.

Going flatting: The best and worst things about getting out of home

When asked why she left home, Effy Filmer's answer was simple: "To have freedom, right?"

Renters rights have improved from today

Today changes to the Residential Tenancies Act come into place, in the biggest shake-up of tenancy law in 35 years.

Here are some of the key changes…

Māori and the City: finding a flat in Wellington is the second-worst trauma after colonisation

This was supposed to be the first installment of Māori and the City, a new monthly column by Tayi Tibble. But then coronavirus happened and it…

How hard is it to find a flat in Auckland?

Liam is searching for one of the most elusive and expensive things in Tāmaki Makaurau: a flat 🏠🏡

Flattiquette

Living in a shared house comes with a few unspoken rules. Here are a few tips on how you can step up your flat etiquette -…

Flat Race 2017 episode 7 - Jacinda Ardern's acceptance speech

For the past couple of weeks the flat has been in limbo, the communal margarine was running low and there was no more toilet paper. The…

Flat Race 2017 episode 3 - The mattress crisis and the flat account

Mattress crisis? What mattress crisis? 🏚🛏🏠🛏

Flat Race 2017 episode 6 - Who should be leader of the flat?

For the past couple of weeks the flat has been in limbo, the communal margarine was running low and there was no more toilet paper. The…

Flat Race 2017 episode 4 - Water, plumbing and the tenancy agreement

Filthy bathwater and confusion around the tenancy agreement plague this episode of Flat Race 2017 🐱💩🛁

Flat Race 2017 episode 5 - House guests and the shower gridlock

House guests: do we welcome them with open arms or lock the doors for a while? The flatmates discuss.

Flat Race 2017 episode 2 - Taking care of the pantry

Fettuccine fraud and penne pilfering - Flat Race heats up in this episode as it heads to the kitchen.

Flat Race 2017 episode 1 - Who will be leader of the flat?

Welcome to Flat Race 2017 - in this first episode we hear the opening statements from each candidate and my oh my do they have some…