In today's email we previewed the report into the housing crisis due out this morning.
In this email we catch up on a weekend of election announcements, debates - and Labour's campaign launch.
In today's email we look into the Reserve Bank's consultation paper on debt to income limits, as well as the latest from select committees and some worrying warnings about the health implications of intensive dairying.
The quality of housing was again the subject of heated discussion at Parliament, when Social Housing Minister Amy Adams fronted up to a Select Committee hearing.
Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has announced the Government's plan to mostly use Housing New Zealand Corp to build a net 25,936 new houses in Auckland over the next decade, including 20,671 affordable homes to be sold on to private buyers. The rest would be retained as social houses owned by Housing New Zealand.
In today's email, we look at the latest National Accounts which show productivity remains woeful, we ask just how many new social houses are going to be built in Auckland, and we detail why both Uber and taxi firms are unhappy with the latest recommendations out of the Transport and Industrial Relations select committee.
The Reserve Bank has now released in full the Graeme Wheeler speech on monetary policy settings that was previewed yesterday.
Bill English yesterday talked up the potential for the Government to add an extra 42,000 houses to Auckland's housing supply over the next decade, extending suggestions from late last year of an extra 30,000 houses being built on Housing NZ land and sold to private buyers in a Kiwibuild-lite way.
Bill English and Paula Bennett this morning announced plans to sell up to 2,500 Housing New Zealand Corp state houses in Christchurch to community housing providers in a major expansion of the Government's troubled Social Housing reforms.
Since he was elected in 2008, the Prime Minister has told his advisers and the public to 'talk to the hand' on the issue of reforming New Zealand Superannuation to make the Government's finances sustainable in the long term.