Why are New Zealand houses so damp and mouldy? Is the housing stock to blame? Is it the way houses are constructed? Is it the typology? Lillian Hanley spoke with Philippa Howden-Chapman about the state of New Zealand’s houses, and what effect damp and mouldy homes have on people’s health and living standards.

Philippa Howden-Chapman is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Otago. She is an expert in public policy and is the director of the housing and health research programme at the university.



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