36 days ago

Poll: Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Almost a quarter of young people say the older generations should help first-home buyers into the property market, a new survey shows.

Westpac NZ polled 1000 people about their opinion on parents assisting their children into their first homes.

It found widespread acceptance of the idea: More than half the parents said they would loan money interest-free and only 38 per cent would expect it to be paid back.

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Would you expect your parents to help you into your first home?
  • 6.3% Yes
    6.3% Complete
  • 39.4% No
    39.4% Complete
  • 54.3% I'd be grateful but I don't expect it
    54.3% Complete
1896 votes
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HNZC Greek Movieathon - 11 August afternoon

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HNZC welcome you to join them in the screening of two Greek films. Tickets are $15 ($10 for members) for each film and hot beverage/snack or if you want to see both films, $20 special price ($14 for members) to see both films - you could also get a cup of soup (if you prepay for your tickets).

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Wellington Water / Fulton Hogan open new depot in Rongotai.

Chris from Hataitai

Early today (crazy early in fact) I attended the opening of the new Wellington Water / Fulton Hogan depot in Kingsford Smith Street Rongotai. This marks the beginning of a new alliance partnership and a new era in efficient repair and maintenance of the city's water, stormwater and drainage infrastructure. Fulton Hogan have had to contend with a backlog of work as they took on the new contract, and there has been a small spike in leaks requiring repair, but this new team is already making headway into that backlog.

There's an old proverb: "Where there is water there is life."
But it's also true that: "Where there are leaks there are complaints!" Hopefully Wellingtonians will now get more water where they want it and less where they don't.