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2 September 2020

Stuff article on renting in retirement

Dr Kay Saville-Smith comments on the challenge of ageing well and implications for intergenerational equity as pressures on housing availability and affordability increase and an unprecedented number of older people find themselves renting into retirement. These trends are evident not just in Nelson but are increasingly becoming an issue nationwide. Read full article online here.

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5 November 2019

Marlborough Summit presentations now available

Thank you to all those who attended the regional summit in Blenheim in mid September where we presented final research findings and launched the Life When Renting toolkit. Copies of the presentations given at the Marlborough Summit can now be downloaded from our publications page

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Tauranga Summit Presentations now available

Thank you to all those who attended the regional summit in Tauranga in early September where we presented final research findings and launched the Life When Renting toolkit. Copies of the presentations given at the Tauranga Summit can now be downloaded from our publications page

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30 October 2019

Wellington Summit Presentations Available

  On the 26th of August the research team held a Research Summit and Tool Launch hosted by the Office for Seniors. The presentations from the Summit that day are now available for download, under presentations, on the research publications page. You can also access the presentations here by clicking on the titles below.   […]

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5 September 2019

Regional Summits to Launch Tools

Based on 4 years of research with older renters, landlords, and organisations supporting older people, the Life When Renting research team has developed some practical tools to assist older people who are living in, or considering, rental accommodation as well as a guide for landlords with older tenants. The team are holding two regional Summits […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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. […]

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