National wants our houses to be cold.

When I arrived in New Zealand, I complained about being cold.

I heard lots of harden up. And put on another wool-y jumper.

Houses in New Zealand are cold and damp. Most houses do not have insulation or forced-air heating.

The NZ Labour party is still trying to pass legislation to encourage homeowners to put insulation in their houses.

I guess our landlords put in double-glazed windows because they pretty much had to.


MrsB said...

Very interesting links - Thanks. I have just been spending the day moaning about how cold it is at the moment!

Su Yin said...

I don't want to harden up—especially when I don't need to. You'd think that in the year 2009, we can be warm and comfortable inside the house in winter.

Truly boggles the mind.