The Great Intensification

The government shocked everyone yesterday as Minister of Housing Megan Woods and Minister for the Environment David Parker held a joint press conference in the beehive theatrette with Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins and Opposition Housing Spokesperson Nicola Willis. The only thing more surprising was what they were actually announcing: New Zealand is abolishing single family zoning.…
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The Housing Donut

Yesterday, the government announced an ambitious new plan, a grabbag of housing policies ranging from okay to highly laudable designed to lower the price of housing. However, this package is a donut: a tasty outer with a great big hole in the center… The Problem For decades, New Zealand has faced two major shifts in the general population: significant growth, and significant aging.…
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