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Students warmer after receiving home insulation
By Anonymous on July 18, 2014

Odt.co.nz has reported (15/07/2014) on a group of warmer university students after their recent success of receiving $5000 worth of free home insulation for their flat.

The students are tenants of a Clyde Street flat that won the "worst landlord" award from the Otago University Students Association (OUSA). 

The flatmates would often be able to see their breath inside and had to wear many layers to keep warm.  

Jeremy Sprut, one of the flatmates, said that the flat had been pretty freezing, especially before the heat pump was on so they were thrilled to receive the insulation which was installed yesterday.

With the help of OUSA, the free home insulation was organised through the Government's Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme.

Philippa Keaney, OUSA student advocate, said that this shows that any students in cold flats could do something to improve their situation.

Students are encouraged to get in touch with OUSA if they need help in applying for free home insulation through the Government.