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Govt must keep nerve if housing reforms to succeed

The government needs to keep its nerve and press ahead to abolish Auckland's urban city limits and accelerate both the creation of an Urban Development Authority to over-ride local government regulation, and implement new ways to fund infrastructure for affordable housing developments.

That's the advice from New Zealand's largest sharebroking firm, First NZ Capital, in a note to clients on the political and practical challenges the government faces as it starts 2019 on the

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