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You know that saying ‘never let a good crisis go to waste’? Murdoch Stephens does. He’s taken the housing crisis – a severe shortage of safe housing, average house prices $900K – and turned it into Rat King Landlord, one of the funniest and most savage works of satire in recent years. Murdoch speaks with essayist, satirist and one-time landlord Danyl McLauchlan about life and debt, a generation of middle class adults for whom flat inspections are the norm, and that moment when you realise the rat in your compost bin has made it onto the property ladder before you.


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Friday, 27th August
Spark Place, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free
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