Central Wellington

PHOTO: MAARTEN HOLL Central Wellington has just posted a new record high median asking price for rentals.

The grass isn’t greener on the other side, and the rent is just as ridiculous.  

People attempting to escape record high median rental costs in Wellington city are running into the hard truth: the crisis is regionwide.

December Trade Me figures released on Thursday show the median asking rent for central Wellington has  topped $600 a week.

Former renter Maree Bayer said after her experience in Porirua,  that $600 figure sounded cheaper than the reality.

Bayer said she and her husband had to give up their rental property in Stokes Valley, Upper Hutt, in early 2019 because the owner wanted to move back in.


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