Biggest threat to children’s lives? The housing shortage

BY David Seymour at 30 August, 2017


Two reports this morning should serve to snap politicians’ focus back onto our broken housing market, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“A story about sleeping ‘pods’ in Auckland advertised at $200 a week shows how absurd our housing crisis has become. You’d expect demand for sleeping pods in Hong Kong, but it’s insane that this could be a viable business in a country with abundant space for housing.

“But even more distressing is


Housing crisis costs the average worker $1000 in tax

BY David Seymour at 17 August, 2017


“When the Government is buying up motels, you know the housing market has gone mad,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.


National’s greatest failure: a housing market gone mad

BY David Seymour at 16 August, 2017


After nine years of tinkering, National has left renters without hope, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


ACT slams National on housing consent failure

BY David Seymour at 7 August, 2017


National’s failure on housing has been shown up with shock news it is 4,000 houses behind even its own unambitious target for new homes in Auckland.

“National’s response, as it has been for the past nine years of the housing crisis it presides over, is to say that things are going to get better soon,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“After almost a decade of gimmicks like its Housing Infrastructure Fund and Kiwisaver bribes,


ACT reveals massive housing negligence

BY David Seymour at 6 August, 2017


ACT Leader David Seymour has revealed the massive scale of potential home-building that has been blocked on the edges of Auckland.

“ACT would cut red tape to allow, at a minimum, 600,000 new homes in areas like Waitakere, Karaka, and Clevedon,” says Mr Seymour.

The figures were presented at the launch of Mr Seymour’s new book, Own Your Future, which opens with a story about a Waitakere family denied the freedom to subdivide their land