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PHOTO: MONIQUE FORD / STUFF Although their bedroom is the smallest in the flat, Luise loves its private door to the garden patio.

Each week, Rooms to Rent reporter Mikaela Wilkes talks to Kiwi renters about what they get for their money. 


German expat Luise Metelka returned to Wellington after two months travelling, with nowhere to live before heading to work the next day. 

The 26-year-old specialty coffee roaster had given up her Te Aro apartment to wait for her work visa renewal from overseas. 

She couch surfed with friends for three months before finding her Mt. Vic flat. 

After moving in, Metelka met Brett Wanden on Tinder. She fell in love with the 30-year-old Wellingtonian and after dating for almost a year, his lease was unexpectedly terminated so his landlord could renovate. 


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