16 Dec 2020

Premier House labelled 'dated and basic'

From Morning Report, 7:57 am on 16 December 2020

A damp rental in central Wellington is in need of urgent upgrades and has a revolving door of tenants.

This is no skungy student flat though - it's the place Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern calls home when she's in the capital.

Ministerial Services have described Premier House as "dated and basic" and without recent upgrades it would have failed the Government's new Healthy Homes standards.

Political reporter Yvette McCullough looks at the history of a residence that's seen better days.