Statistics New Zealand has found that people who rent a home live in far worse conditions than people who buy one.
Other disadvantaged people in poor housing were people renting in groups, single-parent families, younger adults and Māori and Pacific people.
The problem can be easily solved by ensuring every home is insulated and has adequate ventilation. The Unovent home ventilation system is the most economical and efficient method to provide ventilation to create a warmer, dryer, healthier home.
Adding a Showerdome will provide even more benefits.
The brief story reported by Radio NZ is worth reading.