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AuthorReid Wicks

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March 4, 2019

The government has announced new standards for rental properties to make them “warmer and drier”. Among other things, all rentals will be required to: have a heater capable of heating the main living area to 18°C, meet ceiling and underfloor insulation requirements, and have extraction fans in bathrooms and kitchens. The standards reinforce existing drainage […]

September 18, 2017

Whenever the idea of teaching te reo Māori to primary school students comes up, the same arguments against it are raised. Here’s a response to some of the “pragmatic” arguments I’ve heard. “Let the kids pick a language!” Letting primary school children choose a language would require schools to hire teachers of multiple different languages. […]