The Government has not committed any new money to a housing insulation scheme despite reports showing it had provided $1.2 billion in health benefits - a four-fold return on its funding.This seems incredible, how could the government be so short sighted on this issue! However the article continues
Housing Minister Phil Heatley announced last Thursday that the scheme had been so cost-effective that the Government could extend it for a year and help insulate 41,000 extra homes with the original budget. The funding was now expected to run out in July 2014.Oh right! So the scheme will not run out until July 2014. The Government has over two years to decide if it wants to extend it.
Mr Heatley said through a spokesman that National would make any considerations on its future "in due course".So rather than being "cool" on an extension to the scheme, the Government will look at in the two years it has until the scheme runs out. This article would have been better titled "Average Journalist writes crap article."