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Rental Reality Survey Highlights Urgent Need For Fair Rent Initiative

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 5:10 pm | Manawatu Tenants' Union

Rent unaffordability emerges as a critical issue, with 83% facing unaffordable rents, says survey conducted by the Manawatu Tenants Union. 30% reported spending over 50% of their income on rent, with some as high as 70% - levels considered severely unaffordable ... More >>

Manawatū Tenants Union Condemns Proposed Residential Tenancies Act Amendments

Friday, 12 April 2024, 11:40 am | Manawatu Tenants' Union

The Manawatū Tenants Union has expressed deep concern over the proposed amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act put forward by Housing Minister Chris Bishop. The changes, aimed at revitalising the rental property market, have raised significant ... More >>

Renters Reality Survey: Empowering Tenant Voices

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 11:57 am | Manawatu Tenants' Union

In Palmerston North, half of the population is renting, but lives in only a third of the homes (Census data 2006, 2013, 2018). However, their voices can be buried by threats of rent increases or evictions. This leaves property owners as the dominant ... More >>

NGOs To Government: Income Support Rates Must Go Up Before Christmas

Monday, 9 November 2020, 10:03 am | Manawatu Tenants' Union

The Manawatū Tenants’ Union (MTU) has joined a super group of unions, children’s organisations, service providers and church groups calling on the government to raise benefit rates before Christmas. The NGOs have signed an open letter addressed to ... More >>

Community Organisations Call On Government To Protect Renters During COVID-19

Sunday, 26 April 2020, 7:54 am | Manawatu Tenants' Union

Today an open letter was released calling on the government to take further action to protect renters during the COVID-19 crisis. Over 10 different community and member organisations signed the letter, including tenant advocacy groups, the Council of ... More >>

Tenancy Bill Supports Fairness And Safer Communities, Tenants’ Union Says

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 8:47 am | Manawatu Tenants' Union

The Manawatu Tenants’ Union’ (MTU) celebrates yesterday’s release of the Residential Tenancies Act Reform Bill, but challenges the Minister to stil go further to improving tenancy rights. The Bill would remove the ability for landlords to terminate a tenancy ... More >>

Proposed changes to tenancy rights are trickle down

Monday, 18 November 2019, 2:36 pm | Manawatu Tenants' Union

Proposed changes to tenancy rights are trickle down, not transformational, change says the Manawatu Tenants’ Union (MTU). There are however improvements for renters, and these efforts must be commended according to the MTU. More >>

New Rental Home Standards Good News, But a Long Wait Away

Monday, 25 February 2019, 1:48 pm | Manawatu Tenants' Union

The Manawatu Tenants’ Union welcomes the Government’s release of Healthy Homes Standards, but warns that it will be a long wait for many tenants until the standards are applied. More >>

Lack of Insulation Devastating for Whānau Health

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:54 am | Manawatu Tenants' Union

An MBIE monitoring report that shows up to 220,000 rental properties are still uninsulated, with many likely to be meet the deadline, is concerning but unsurprising for the Manawatū Tenants’ Union. More >>

Manawatu Tenants Applaud Renting Review

Monday, 27 August 2018, 12:10 pm | Manawatu Tenants' Union

Today the Manawatu Tenants’ Union (MTU) applauds the release of a review of renting laws. Over one third of New Zealanders rent and Palmerston North is a renting city, making reform an urgent need. More >>

Manawatū Tenants Support Campaign to Fix Renting

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:48 pm | Manawatu Tenants' Union

Rising rents, substandard housing, and insecure tenancies are the reality for growing numbers of renters. Proposing common sense change to renting laws, the Manawatū Tenants’ Union is involved in a national campaign launched today to fix renting ... More >>




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