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17 October 2018

Workshops to test information toolkit for older renters

  The Life When Renting research team is working to develop a range of resources and and tools based on research findings.  The first of these is an information resource toolkit to help older renters. We are running a series of public workshops with older tenants as well as organisations who work in the community […]


30 August 2018

Where the Heart Is: the challenges of housing and an ageing population

  As part of the Office for Seniors  consultation on a new strategy for an ageing population, a number of experts and specialists were invited to write on topics of their choice.  Life When Renting team members Dr Kay Saville-Smith and Dr Bev James wrote an article about the challenges of housing and an ageing […]


6 August 2018

Research helps raise awareness of housing issues for older people

  Our team’s research on homeownership rates of different age cohorts show clear changes over time and predicts these will continue into the foreseeable future meaning a big change in the homeownership rate of over 65 year olds within the next decade or two.  We’ve been working to share these results with key central and […]


19 June 2017

Bay of Plenty Business News

A write-up on the Mid Term Summit in the Bay of Plenty Business News today courtesy of David Porter See copy of article here Bay of Plenty Business Times Article


10 June 2017

Mid-term Summit in Tauranga May 2017

On Tuesday the 30th of May, members of the Life When Renting research team presented results and findings from the research to date as part of our mid-term Research Summit. We would like to thank Priority One, the Population Ageing Technical Advisory Group (PATAG) and SmartGrowth for their support of the research and this event. […]


20 February 2017

New Publications added

We’ve recently added a conference paper presented at the Australasian Housing Researchers conference to the publications page along with a number of reports commissioned by the Population Ageing Technical Advisory Group which is a part of the Smart Growth initiative in the Bay of Plenty.  All of these reports and presentations can be viewed and […]


30 September 2016

Life When Renting Team Submissions

Submissions from Life When Renting team members to the Homelessness inquiry and the Health of Older People Strategy are now available to download from the publications page.


30 August 2016

NRG Meeting August 2016

The first National Reference Group meeting for this research programme was held in Wellington on the 12 August 2016. This was well attended and we had excellent engagement and ideas from the organisations represented.


1 July 2016

Website Launched

The Life When Renting research programme website goes live July 2016.