The Housing Minister also said he's 'giving thought' to a rent-to-buy programme.
The Government may have to buy them because of its underwrite scheme.
The crowd went wild after the decision was passed.
A severe weather warning has been issued for Canterbury region.
The farmers were unable to move the cows, despite the dire situation.
Hawke's Bay Hospital's not the only one.
"I swallowed my fear because I'm a teacher. And it's my job to protect the children."
The University says it takes the safety and wellbeing of staff seriously.
Two other trampers raised the alarm after he'd become separated from them.
Between 2,500 and 3,000 doctors will walk off their jobs.
The victim's family say they have seen no signs of remorse.
Upwards of 50 counterfeit bills were accepted over the past fortnight.
Experts say it's to be expected.
Our remote location is no longer a barrier, says a Kiwi suffering the long-term effects of polio.
Anyone who was on the flight is advised to check they're immunised - and quarantine themselves if not.