The Herald headline:
Aucklanders can expect to pay minimum of $400 a week
The first paragraph:
Auckland renters can expect to pay a minimum $400 a week – regardless of property type or size, according to Trade Me Property’s monthly report on median rents across New Zealand.
From a quick TradeMe search for Auckland rentals, with an upper limit of $350 a week: 525 listings.
And the Herald’s rather basic mistake:
What they mean is that the median is at least $400/week in every category of property type or size, not the minimum.
I can forgive a newspaper for not knowing the difference between mean and median. But conflating minimum and median is a horrific error, which makes the headline and lead paragraph totally wrong and misleading.