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Families warm to scheme
By ESTHER LAUAKI
Cosy comfort: Mike and Helen Treadgold with Hailey, 4, and Charlotte, 2, were
the 150,000th family to receive home insulation under the Government's Heat
Photo: ESTHER LAUAKI
You can get up to $1300
towards the cost of ceiling and
underfloor insulation if you are on
a low income or up to 60 percent
of the cost if you have a
Community Services Card.
Underfloor and ceiling
insulation costs around $3100,
but with the subsidy it is around
After receiving Energywise
insulation funding, it is possible
to pay off the balance through
your rates or mortgage from $7
per week. Talk to Auckland
Council or your bank.
If your house was built before
2000 you can get $500 towards
the cost of installing a heat pump
or wood burner in your main living
area, or if you have a Community
Services Card, you can get up to
$1200. To qualify, you must have
insulation in your ceiling and
under the floor.
Go to eastandbayscourier. co.nz
for a video of another family who
have benefited from the scheme.
DID you know if you stacked all the
insulation material used to warm
Kiwi homes under the Warm Up
New Zealand Heat Smart scheme,
the pile would be 790 times the
height of Mt Cook?
This is according to Energy
Efficiency and Conservation Auth-
ority executive Mike Underhill who
heads the programme, which last
week reached the milestone of
insulating 150,000 homes.
It s a four-year scheme and it s
been going for three. There have
been huge numbers of people want-
ing it so it s been a great success.
The options for low-income families
have been a big help. At the end of
the day the best thing about it is
there are real people that come in
and say, My kid s got asthma and
we need help with insulation , and
we ve been able to help them, Mr
It s an instant fix and you don t
have to wait for anything to happen.
You re warm straight away. In New
Zealand we think we live in a sub-
tropical climate and we don t. A lot
of the houses were built like that so
insulating them has been a necess-
The Warm up New Zealand: Heat
Smart scheme offers funding to
owners of homes built before 2000
so they can get ceiling or underfloor
To date 35,009 houses in Auck-
land have been retrofitted.
The Treadgold family was the
150,000th family to get home insu-
lation thanks to the scheme.
Their St Johns home was built in
1970 and received ceiling and
underfloor insulation with the 33
percent government subsidy.
Mike Treadgold says getting the
insulation ticks another item off his
We re very happy it s being done.
The back of the house is particu-
larly shady and it can get quite cold.
Winter was coming and to have a
warm house was important for us
especially because we ve got two
His wife Helen researched differ-
ent home insulation companies and
called Right House Insulation,
which is one of the many providers
around New Zealand in partnership
Housing Minister Phil Heatley
says up to 106,000 people who live
in those Auckland homes that have
been insulated are now better off.
Insulated homes are easier and
cheaper to heat and keep at healthy
Go to energywise.govt.nz or call
0800 749 782 for more information.
The Orlando Singers are
celebrating their 40th
birthday with a joint con-
cert on Saturday.
The 14-member choir
and the Hawkes Bay s
Linden Singers celebrate
the same milestone.
The Orlando Singers
were recently the head-
line act at the Festival
Voix du Sud in New Cal-
edonia and are going to
Brisbane next month to
take part in the South-
ern Cross International
The concert is at the
Community of St Luke
Church, 130 Remuera
Rd. Tickets are $20 and
the concert will be fol-
lowed by a light supper
with the singers.
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