Health benefits of insulation 'massive'

Mar 10, 2017

The benefit to cost ratio of insulating New Zealand's cold, unhealthy housing stock has been put at a startling 6 to 1 for the nation's most vulnerable. So if the evidence for insulating sick homes is stark - why won't the government continue its healthy homes programme?

Kathryn Ryan from RNZ Nine to Noon programme talks to Motu Economic 's Arthur Grimes & Public Health Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman from Otago University's Wellington School of Medicine and Programme Director of He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme.