Twyford Fiddles While Rome Burns

BY ACT at 15 February, 2018


 

“While the Government has managed to roll out feel-good housing policies, Cabinet has not yet bothered to consider the biggest roadblock to more housing: the Resource Management Act”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“A housing “stocktake” and a xenophobic foreign house-buyer ban will do nothing to help the private sector build more houses.

 

“Cities around the world with expensive housing all have one factor in common: tight land use regulation. The RMA achieves


Housing Issue Will Define This Government

BY ACT at 22 January, 2018


 

“Another Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey has shown what ACT has long said: New Zealand has some of the most unaffordable housing in the world,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“Out of nine English speaking countries studied, New Zealand Housing Affordability was the second worst. The Aussies beat us to the dubious honour of having the least affordable housing in the English speaking world by only a fraction.

 

“The Ardern Government was elected