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Robertson on housing: ‘We have some tough decisions’

Victoria Young
Fri, 26 Feb 2021

“There is no single silver bullet for addressing the housing crisis. What is required is coordinated and enduring action."
Victoria Young
Fri, 26 Feb 2021
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says the government needs to tilt the housing balance in favour of first home buyers and away from speculators.Speaking at an Auckland Chamber of Commerce function today, the minister addressed some 300 people via Zoom and promised the government is working to fix home affordability in New Zealand.As part of his address on the government’s priorities, Robertson said: “We have readily acknowledged there is a housing crisis right now in New Zealand”.House price inflation has been at 19% during th...

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