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.
In this morning's email we opened the police file of the latest investigation into former MP Todd Barclay, and we looked at the Government's plan to end the "moral panic" over meth residues.
The new Government wants to end a 'moral panic' around meth testing of rental properties by lifting the trace levels seen as dangerous. Baz Macdonald and Lynn Grieveson report.
In today's email we looked at the detail of the proposed legislation to ban foreign buyers, and detail what Defence Minister Ron Mark claims is "the biggest blowout" yet found by the new Government.
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.
In today's email we looked into China's "more muscular approach" on the world stage and what it might mean for New Zealand.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has given his most detailed comments yet on how the new Government plans to build more state houses and give more responsibility back to Housing New Zealand Corp.