CORRECT: Concerns about lack of affordable Auckland housing, high cost of building materials dominate select committee

Sophie Boot
Wed, 08 Feb 2017

(Corrects first paragraph of story published Feb. 8 to show national figures, details Auckland plans in third paragraph.) By Sophie Boot Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Housing New Zealand plans to build 4,900 state houses over the next three years, although the number of new state houses will increase by just 722 in that time as it replaces its worn-out housing stock. The new Auckland Unitary Plan allows for an additional 30,000 homes to be built on Housing New Zealand land over the next 30 to 50 years, a tenfold increase from the previous pl...

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