23 Jul 2018

Kiwis cold in their own homes

From The Panel, 4:14 pm on 23 July 2018

A Salvation Army survey has found nearly half of New Zealanders have gone without heating to save money.

The report some kiwi families were sleeping on mattresses in their living rooms and leaving the door of the oven open for warmth this winter. Many people didn't go to the doctor because of cost.

Jono Bell, Manager for The Salvation Army's welfare services, tells us whether these results reflect what the organisation is seeing in the community.