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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Clawing Back the Cost of Sprawl

Auckland is currently in the middle of a massive building boom with consents reaching a new all-time high in August with just under 20,000 issued in the last 12 months. Most of these consents are within the existing urban area but as Auckland’s population has grown, so too has its urban footprint.…
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