Policy

PM hints at wriggle room on KiwiBuild target of 100,000 homes

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 09 May 2019

By Pattrick Smellie May 9 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern added further weight to speculation that the government is preparing to shift the goalposts on its KiwiBuild initiative to build 100,000 affordable homes within 10 years. Speaking at the Just Transitions low-carbon economy summit in New Plymouth, Ardern pointed to evidence that first home buyers are returning to the housing market in greater numbers following a range of other government policies aimed at improving housing affordability. "The market is fundamentall...

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