Alexia Russell

The viability over the Government's KiwiBuild scheme has been called into question by the building industry, which says there is just no capacity to do it.

When Auckland's big power pylons first went up they were over green fields. Planners hadn't anticipated that 70 or so years later development would be so intense that high voltage lines would be humming over homes - to the extent that the legs of pylons have been used as retaining walls. Now Transpower is trying to anticipate future problems.