Property ownership and voter turnout tend to go in tandem. Thomas Coughlan harks back to a time when renters weren't allowed to vote and wonders why renters are so cavalier about voting now.
In today's email we looked into the detail of the first big KiwiBuild project, announced over the weekend by Jacinda Ardern and Housing Minister Phil Twyford.
In this morning's email we cover the careful reshuffling of the National caucus, a combination of bomb defusal and lolly scramble.
Following a survey showing strong public support for 'City Deals' granting certain councils wide-ranging powers, Wellington City Council is hoping to convince the new Government of the merits of the idea. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
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.
1. 'Throw off the fiscal straitjacket'
The authors of the Government's own housing stocktake argue it lacks the ambition to truly solve a multi-generational crisis because of a self-imposed debt limit. Bernard Hickey reports.
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 World Trade Organisation’s latest conference ended with a lot of talk but no meaningful action. With the United States continuing its attacks on the body and a lack of leadership from other countries, where does the WTO go from here? Sam Sachdeva reports.