Tagged: podcast

Emma Lancaster looks at housing conditions for students in Dunedin


The documentary focuses on housing conditions and health effects of poor housing conditions. Emma also speaks with Sid Brown, Dep Mayor of Dunedin about the tertiary precinct strategy. There’s a short segment on named flats and some great quotes from students about the reasons they choose to live in cold grotty flats.

Student flat conditions monitored through a proposed rating system

Five star rating proposed for Dunedin student flats (Audio – duration: 4′32″) Radio NZ – 22.06.09
The days of grotty student accommodation in Dunedin could be numbered, thanks to a new ratings system being considered by the City Council and Otago University and Polytech.

Student Accomodation (Audio – duration: 4′10″) Radio NZ – 28.03.09

Otago students say they’re paying higher rents despite the poor condition of their flats.


The intention is to enable students to make more informed choices about student housing, and to provide landlords with an incentive to upgrade the aesthetics and environmental standards of their properties.

Tertiary Plan Update / DCC – 22.06.09