Tributes to those killed in the Loafers Lodge fire in a bus stop on Adelaide Road. Photo: Max Rashbrooke/North & South

This week, it’s The Flames of Our Shame, written and read here by Max Rashbrooke.

You can get the full story, including photos, in July’s issue of North & South, or read it online here.

The fatal fire at Wellington’s Loafers Lodge has reinforced calls for greater scrutiny of boarding houses, places occupied by those with nowhere else to go. But, as Max Rashbrooke reveals, red flags have been raised about the state of New Zealand’s boarding house stock time and time again.

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