Back by popular demand, here's the 8 things that mattered in our political economy in the (short) week that was, along with Weekend Reads at bottom.
In an effort to chip away at New Zealand’s “40,000” homeless, the Labour-led Government has announced a raft of new state house building projects - with about 240 new homes due to be completed over the next two years.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has released a report he commissioned into the housing crisis, saying it revealed a significant but unknown number of 'floating' households who were unable to access state, emergency or community housing.
In today's email we previewed the report into the housing crisis due out this morning.
The Government is set to introduce legislation to ban foreign buyers from buying existing homes and to force them to sell any new homes or apartments that they build.
New Zealand mayors have talked up the benefits of increased collaboration with their Chinese counterparts, while steering clear of concerns about a soft power push from China.
In this week's column for Newsroom Pro, Rod Oram challenges the new Government's plan to remove the urban rural boundary around Auckland.
In today's email we looked at the shake up that is on the way for Auckland's transport infrastructure plans, and we dug into the accuracy of the claim that Australia's foreign buyers ban and capital gains tax did not work to slow house price inflation in its major cities.
New Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford tells Bernard Hickey the Government has big plans to change the way Auckland's multi-billion dollar light rail projects will be paid for -- by motorists and property developers.
In today's email we look at the changes ahead for Auckland's transport and housing under a new Government.