ACT will declare Housing State of Emergency  

BY David Seymour at 21 September, 2017


ACT will insist the next government declare a Housing State of Emergency in Auckland to allow the building of new homes within the first 100 days, leader David Seymour said today.

“The pipeline and the Kaikoura earthquake has shown the government can swing into action to deal with crises. With children dying and teachers fleeing the city, It is past time we let builders and developers get on with the job of dealing with the housing


National pumps up house prices with HomeStart bribe

BY David Seymour at 10 September, 2017


National’s latest bribe will only drive up house prices and shows neither major party even wants to fix the housing crisis, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“It’s an admission of National’s failure to fix the fundamentals of our housing crisis. Instead of getting homes built, they’re trying to soothe home buyers’ pain with a bribe.

“Only a few months of flat price growth has scared National into propping up investors’ capital gains with taxpayer money.


National adopts ACT’s planning policy

BY David Seymour at 4 September, 2017


National adopting ACT’s policy of separate urban planning laws shows why it needs ACT to supply the ideas for a centre-right Government, says ACT Leader David Seymour.


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.