Housing NZ dawdles over prime Auckland site
A lump of prime land 10 minutes from Queen St has become a symbol of Housing NZ’s leisurely response to Auckland’s housing crisis, writes Bruce Morris
Art raid leaves painter bereft
Three paintings with a $30,000 price tag have been stolen from the home of an Auckland artist just weeks after two million-dollar pieces were taken in a ram raid burglary.
RMA reforms highlight climate change
Councils will have to think much more carefully before they allow housing developments on flood plains and in low-lying coastal areas because of little-noticed reforms buried within the latest changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA).
Art heist could be linked to organised crime
Police are not ruling out the possible connection of organised crime to the ram raid thefts of two Gottfried Lindauer portraits.
Why Auckland can’t build enough houses
Bernard Hickey identifies five feedback loops that are worsening the Auckland housing supply and affordability crisis, and five ways to reverse them.
‘Generation rent’ tenants need better security
Barriers to home ownership mean more Kiwis than ever are renting - and they need to be better protected, argues Victoria University’s Dr Mark Bennett.
Fluid children part II: Birdwood’s challenge
West Auckland, decile one primary Birdwood School in Ranui is facing the challenge of families on the move as they seek cheaper rents, further out of the city. Teuila Fuatai speaks to principal Jenny Bernard.
Auckland’s crumbling mental health services
Auckland’s mental health services are groaning under increasing demand. Are we at “crisis” point and is it time for an inquiry?