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WILLIAM & ALFRED LEVITT
“The fathers of affordable housing”

   
hugh-pavletich

HUGH PAVLETICH

Former Fellow - Urban Development Institute of Australia

Former President –
Southern Division – Property Council of New Zealand

Co author – Annual
Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

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General update - November 2017

GENERAL COMMENT - NOVEMBER 2017
Readers will note there has been a significant revamp to this archival website on restoring housing affordability . PERFORMANCE URBAN PLANNING. [more]

GENERAL COMMENT - March 2017
The Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Surveys were conceived late 2004 by Wendell Cox and myself, with the first one released early 2005. [more]

Welcome to Performance Urban Planning

As a long term commercial development practitioner and former industry leader in New Zealand, I was approached by colleagues back in late 2004, expressing concern that the public was not being provided with sound structural information on the state of the urban housing markets within Australia and New Zealand. [more]

WILLIAM (BILL) & ALFRED LEVITT
The Fathers of Affordable Housing

Following World War 11, after decades of earlier failed attempts by themselves and others, the Levitt brothers Bill and Alfred with their entrepreneurial genius, created the modern production construction industry we know today.

Levitt & Sons provided young single earner American families with annual household incomes of $US3,800, new starter homes for $US8,000 — 2.1 times annual household incomes. The mortgage required was 18% of the single earner annual household income.

We have paid a huge price for forgetting this history.

All involved with urban land use issues need to relearn it.

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HOUSING: Up from the Potato Fields -Time 1950 Cover Story

DEFINITION OF AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING MARKET

For metropolitan areas to rate as 'affordable' and ensure that housing bubbles are not triggered, housing prices should not exceed three times gross annual household earnings. To allow this to occur, new starter housing of an acceptable quality to the purchasers, with associated commercial and industrial development, must be allowed to be provided on the urban fringes at 2.5 times the gross annual median household income of that urban market (refer Demographia Survey Schedules for guidance).

The critically important Development Ratios for this new fringe starter housing, should be 17 - 23% serviced lot / section cost - to balance the actual housing construction.

Ideally through a normal building cycle, the Median Multiple should move from a Floor Multiple of 2.3, through a Swing Multiple of 2.5 to a Ceiling Multiple of 2.7 - to ensure maximum stability and optimal medium and long term performance of the residential construction sector.


…November 2017…The new New Zealand Governments programme…

It's official: The Government is promising to remove Auckland's urban growth boundary as part of the legislative programme for this term…[read more]

Remove barriers that are stopping Auckland growing up and out Labour will remove the Auckland urban growth boundary and free up density controls. This will give Auckland more options to grow, as well as stopping landbankers profiteering and holding up development. New developments, both in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand, will be funded through innovative infrastructure bonds....[read more]

…March 2017…New Zealand's Planning Law (Resource Management Act) Amendments…then Opposition Paties cooperation…with extract Newsroom report by Bernard Hickey…

It is important too to understand the significance of the opposition political parties working together within the MMP environment…as illustrated with the RMA amendment legislation back in March (much the same with the HASHA legislation September 2016)…reported by Bernard Hickey of Newsroom soon after…[read more]

Just in case you missed it…

One curious coda to the RMA debate that concluded last week was that the Opposition parties plus ACT and United Future all voted again during the third reading debate for amendments that would have abolished Rural Urban Growth Boundaries and allowed the financing of infrastructure bonds paid for with targeted rates.

The amendments were defeated by National and the Maori Party.

The irony of a Government that has railed against restrictions on land development by councils voting against removing those restrictions should be noted. And also that the proposal for infrastructure bonds was backed by the right-leaning New Zealand Initiative and voted for by the Greens and Labour. Strange times indeed.

…May 2016…Previous Government then Housing Minister Nick Smith…

The new position by the Labour opposition calling for an abolition of city limits has been welcomed by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

"This is a welcome repositioning by Labour. Tight city limits and not allowing intensification is at the core of Auckland's housing problems. It is limiting new housing developments, driving up section and house prices and encouraging land banking…[read more]

…November 2017…following New Zealand…housing affordability becoming dominant political issue in Australia…IPSOS poll…report by Matt Wade of The Sydney Morning Herald…

…The latest Ipsos Issues Monitor, which asks respondents to select the three most important issues facing the community, shows housing has jumped from sixth place in Victoria to second place since 2014.

In NSW, housing has topped the list of concerns for the past three quarters. Half of NSW respondents now rate housing as one of the nation's most important challenges compared with less than a third in 2014.

Other polls have drawn attention to the growing public unease about housing costs. An Essential Vision survey that asks respondents nationally to nominate the "three most important issues for government" shows housing affordability climbed from sixth ranking to second between 2014 and 2017…[read more]


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New Zealand's housing consensus: Where is the political leadership ?

 

 



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DEMOGRAPHIA IN THE NEWS
HUGH PAVLETICH IN THE NEWS

2017 Articles

Group 1

NEW ZEALAND RESERVE BANK POLL (Nov 2017): HOUSING INFLATION EXPECTATIONS NOSEDIVE . DAVID CHASTON of INTEREST CO NZ
Most baby boomers want younger generation on the housing ladder ... Rachel Clayton of Fairfax (Aug 2017)
The NZ homeowners who hate high house prices are revealed in Labour polling ... Rob Stock of Fairfax NZ (March 2017)
Did the November 14 earthquake shake Wellingtonians' faith in city apartments? | Nikki MacDonald | Fairfax / Stuff.co.nz
NZ PM Jacinda Ardern pledges widespread NZ housing reform ... MacroBusiness Australia
Speech from the throne pledges that Auckland's urban limit will be removed and density controls will be freed up in this term of Government | interest.co.nz
Labour support on city limits (abolition) welcomed ... Nick Smith ... Beehive
Housing - New Zealand Labour Party
NZ Housing Minister Phil (Twyford sounding good ... (Tory) Kiwiblog
From boom to gloom: how rising house prices have become a worry ... Sydney Morning Herald

Group 2

Five Aussie cities named 'worst in the world' for affordable housing | The New Daily
Ardern: "We believe that housing is a right" ... MacroBusiness Australia
Phil Twyford suggests rates hike for property owners near rail, infrastructure projects | Newshub
KiwiBuild doubts raised: building boss blames (Auckland Council) consent delays - NZ Herald
The Great Inertia Sector: A whistleblower's account of council work where staff pull six-month sickies ... UK Daily Mail
Inquiry. The Great British Housing Disaster (Adam Curtis, 1984) - YouTube
New Zealand's New Leader Wants to Go Further Than Most to Curb Housing Prices - WSJ
Rise of the robot brickie: Automation could wipe out 600,000 construction jobs by 2040 . UK Telegraph
Labour's Phil 'Mr Fixit' Twyford fixated on Auckland's housing and transport woes ... Henry Cooke ... Fairfax / Stuff NZ Jacinda Ardern's new government sworn in | Stuff.co.nz
Matthew Hooton (and others) on 9 wasted years ... Whaleoil

Group 3

New Zealand's huge home loans are crazy ... Rob Stock ... Fairfax NZ
Kingmaker delivers NZ a new PM on housing and immigration - Macrobusiness Australia
The Story of Malcom McLean ... incorporating New York Times video
Malcom McLean and Containerisation | Maersk Line - YouTube
The Now-Ubiquitous Shipping Container Was an Idea Before Its Time | Innovation | Smithsonian
Ardern v English: Leaders' house price claims face credibility claims | Stuff.co.nz
NZ Government shamed for housing failures on morning TV - MacroBusiness
TV1 - SUNDAY - GENERATION RENT (VIDEO)
Waipa mayor: Affordable housing problem remains unless attitudes change | Stuff.co.nz
Housing through the decades, what is affordable? | Newshub

Group 4

'We are in the depths of a teaching crisis' - future generations at risk due to housing, debt and low pay | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
Opinion: John Key's Govt has failed New Zealand on housing | Newshub
HURRICANE HARVEY: A VIEW FROM A RUGGED COMMUNITARIAN ... LEO LINBECK ... NEW GEOGRAPHY
Two full-time jobs now needed to service a mortgage on a typical Sydney home ... Sydney Morning Herald
Watch: Labour rockets ahead of National in stunning Colmar Brunton Poll result | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
Poverty, gap between rich & poor and housing affordability, housing shortage, and homelessness dominate discussion in lead-up to election, says Roy Morgan poll | interest.co.nz
Watch: 'New Zealand is such an optimistic nation' - Jacinda Ardern says election about getting 'basics' right ... TVNZ
Housing Affordability Fires Up New Zealand's Voters - Bloomberg
Aucklanders caught between high rent increases and low wage growth - high immigration likely to be a contributing factor | interest.co.nz
The rate at which new homes are being built relative to our population size is less than half what it was in 1974 | interest.co.nz

Group 5

END THE URBAN RURAL BOUNDARY ... KIWIBLOG
"The housing gap in Auckland is bigger than is being talked about," says CoreLogic | interest.co.nz
Economic bounce in provinces as Kiwis flee cities for the good life | Catherine Harris | Stuff.co.nz
Auckland Council admits housing accord falls well short of housing target | Catherine Harris | Fairfax - Stuff.co.nz
Building minister weighs in on Auckland's housing accord | Catherine Harris | Stuff.co.nz
VIDEO: Bill English on affordable housing in Auckland | Radio New Zealand News
Despite huge housing shortfall, Auckland consents per capita only middling | Michael Daly | Stuff.co.nz
The winding road to housing affordability - Eric Crampton - NZ Initiative | The National Business Review
Only one Sydney suburb has a median house price below $500k - MacroBusiness
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) ... Lateline - 19/07/2017: The suburbs where homeowners could feel first impact of potential housing downturn

Group 6

NZ Government too late the hero on housing supply -Leith van Onselen ... MacroBusiness Australia
Auckland housing plan far too late - Labour | Newshub
Housing shortage puts strain on Ireland's revival - POLITICO
A Government-commissioned report has found that land use regulations add about 56% to the cost of houses in Auckland; 'prices far outweigh costs in most major NZ cities' ... Interest Co NZ
Ireland at risk of creating new property bubble, warns OECD ... The Irish Independent
Prof Bill Black & others discuss the Irish financial system performancve ... Youtube
Pulte Homes ... Phoenix ... Arizona
Christchurch leads cooling house market trend ... Chris Hutching ... The Press
Unaffordable cities breed modern-day Luddites - Robert J Shiller - Opinion - Financial News
Housing affordability crisis bonds Sydney community across cultures and religions - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Group 7

Housing affordability 'in the eye of the beholder' - Minister | Radio New Zealand News
Auckland's housing shortage to become catastrophic - MacroBusines Australias
Home ownership rates continue to plunge, housing stress widespread: Census - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Great Manure Crisis of 1894 ... Kiwiblog The Great Horse-Manure Crisis of 1894 ... Stephen Davies ... Foundation for Economic Education
Happy birthday Bertha Benz - the woman at the wheel of the first ever road trip ... UK Telegraph
Levittown history in photos | Newsday
William Levitt - Wikipedia
Reforming land use regulations ... Edward Glaeser ... Brookings
The new wave of Pacific migration: Thousands leave Auckland housing crisis behind for life in the provinces | Stuff.co.nz
What home life looks like in a city with the world's least affordable housing (Hong Kong) - National | Globalnews.ca

Group 8

Battery farms in the sky: Starting in the Fifties, the people who thought they knew best built multi-storey monstrosities. With the same disdain they forced others to live in them, writes RICHARD PENDLEBURY ... UK Daily Mail
Higher prices squeezing both renters and would-be homeowners - The Washington Post
'Completely broken'? Widening inequality fuels discontent among Kiwis | Stuff.co.nz
Inquiry. The Great British Housing Disaster (Adam Curtis, 1984) - YouTube
The risk is greater than the GFC if we can't fix the housing crisis ... (former Australian Liberal leader) John Hewson ... The Age / SMH
Inequality & Housing: through the roof ... The Economist
Socialist Thomas Piketty's Theory on Income Equality Wrecked by 26-Year-Old MIT Grad Student ... Breitbart
PM English says govt would look at shaking up anything to get Auckland housing supply moving; Says getting WaterCare around the table on land servicing a good idea | interest.co.nz
Mental health and housing set to be two of the biggest touch points as politicians duel it out ahead of September's election | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
The real ticking time bomb for the Tories is home ownership ... Allister Heath ... UK Telegraph

Group 9

Debt-to-income ratio would stop thousands from buying houses: RBNZ ... Susan Edmunds ... Fairfax NZ / Stuff
>English aware of housing crisis in 2010 - Salvation Army | Morning Report, 7:21 am on 8 June 2017 | RNZ
Capital sees biggest fall in available rental stock as national shortage worsens ... Stuff NZ
ACTUALLY THERE IS PLENTY OF LAND AVAILABLE IN WELLINGTON - KIWIBLOG
ABC The Business Does Bank Re-Rating ... Digital Finance Analytics
Future Fundie warns Aussie bubble as disastrous as Ireland, US - MacroBusiness
(NZ economist) Shamubeel Eaqub: The grim reality of NZ's housing unaffordability is hidden | Stuff.co.nz
Shamubeel Eaqub: 'Denials of a housing crisis are now simply lies' | Radio New Zealand News
Housing through the decades, what is affordable? | Newshub
Labour will fight the election on housing - 14-May-2017 - NZ Politics news

Group 10

Louise Roberts: Housing affordability in Australia may mean my children will never move out | DailyTelegraph
'Don't give me the mums and dads spiel': ScoMo grilled over housing affordability ... The New Daily
New Zealand housing market overvalued, could go bust, says Goldman Sachs - New Zealand Herald News
"Boomerang Kids": Adult Millennials Returning Home Is Crushing Baby Boomer Budgets ... Zerohedge
Australia's housing affordability crisis creating 'dependent generation' - study | Australia news | The Guardian
Housing affordability: 87% of Australians fear for future generations | Australia news | The Guardian
Sam Dastyari pops Sydney housing bubble - MacroBusiness Australia
The risk is greater than the GFC if we can't fix the housing crisis ... Melbourne The Age
Bill English less popular than John Key as preferred PM, new poll finds | Stuff.co.nz
Why Morrison's London housing affordability junket was a farce - MacroBusiness

Group 11

Housing now unaffordable in all council areas as priceses soar to 8 times earnings ... (UNITED KINGDOM ) Public Sector Executive
NZ Labour shows way on housing policy - Leith van Onselen - MacroBusiness Australia
NEW ZEALAND INITIATIVE PRAISES (LABOUR) TWYFORD'S (INFRASTRUCTURE BOND FINANCING) POLICY ... KIWIBLOG
Labour's targeted-bond housing infrastructure plan gets support from the New Zealand Initiative, critique from Infrastructure Minister Steven Joyce | interest.co.nz
Phil Twyford: Bonds could break Auckland's infrastructure logjam - Business - NZ Herald News
Labour's Phil Twyford is pushing out the boundaries of Labour's stance on housing infrastructure, eyeing a govt unit to access finance for developers | interest.co.nz
Editorial: Labour's bond proposal makes sense - Business - NZ Herald News
(Lead Production Builder) Mike Greer wants Municipal Utility Districts ... Brendon Harre ... Making New Zealand
Opinion: Planning rules the cause of housing crisis ... Twyford & Hartwich ... NZ Herald
Spillette: Whats not being said about MUDs ... Houston Chronicle

Group 12

Christchurch rents buck national trend with 6 per cent fall | The Press / Stuff.co.nz
The risk is greater than the GFC if we can't fix the housing crisis : John Hewson ... The Melbourne Age
Aylites ring hands over the rise of "populism" - MacroBusiness Australia
Inequality & Housing: Through the roof ... The Economist
Pikettys theory on income inequality wrecked by 28 year old MIT grad ... Breitbart
Housing revealed as most important issue in helping Kiwis decide on vote | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
RMA reform - a lesson in how not to do it: Pattrick Smellie | Stuff.co.nz
Where are buyers winning price battle? | Susan Edmunds| Stuff.co.nz
How to make housing affordable? Political parties draw battlelines | Stuff.co.nz
NZ Treasury: Government lacking Auckland land supply plan ... MacroBusiness Australia

Group 13

Barfoot & Thompson says uncertainty over whether current prices provide value for money has seen sales volumes dive | interest.co.nz
Majority want Govt action on affordable housing - poll | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
Opinion: John Key's Govt has failed New Zealand on housing | Newshub
Housing the dominant concern of Kiwi voters - MacroBusiness Australia
New Zealand's 'housing crisis' dominates domestic issues as New Zealand heads towards September election . Roy Morgan | interest.co.nz
NEW ZEALAND HOUSING CONSENSUS: WHERE IS THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP ? (WITH DEMOGRAPHIA SURVEY RELLEASE 23 JANUARY 2017) ... HUGH PAVLETUCH
Christchurch's terrace houses struggling to sell as housing market levels ... Liz McDonald ... The Press
Statistics New Zealand says the trend line for the number of new homes being consented has declined by 15% in the past five months | interest.co.nz
NZ Treasury: Government lacking Auckland land supply plan - MacroBusiness
Woman with $200,000 in savings can't buy Sydney home | Daily Mail Online

Group 14

Hugh Pavletich 'Bill English is wrong on housing and he knows it' ... Chris Lynch Newstalk ZB Christchurch
NZ needs 60,000 more homes, ANZ says | Business | Stuff.co.nz
Bank bosses see debt-to-income ratio between 5 and 7 as ideal in any new RBNZ macro-prudential tool | interest.co.nz
Amid increasing debate over whether Auckland can build enough houses, new Statistics New Zealand estimates suggest the city's population is growing even faster than was thought | interest.co.nz
Census data shows Houston leads in population growth across U.S. ... Click2Houston
NZ Labour throws down the gauntlet on housing - MacroBusiness
Deluge of affordability data forces Australian government's hand | The New Daily
How to make housing affordable? Political parties draw battlelines | Stuff.co.nz
PM John Key on Housing Reform 2007 - YouTube
< Housing Affordability Announcement - 29 October 2012 - YouTube

Group 15

Housing campaigner predicts spiralling house prices will be Key's 'Waterloo' | Mid -2016 | Stuff.co.nz
Pollster Roy Morgan says new Prime Minister Bill English must find a solution to New Zealand's growing 'Housing Crisis' - the largest problem facing New Zealanders in late 2016 | interest.co.nz
Sydney housing: New survey paints dire picture for Harbour City's middle-income earners - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Hong Kong housing now so unaffordable, that "coffin homes" are the new trend | Property News
Buying a home in Miami-Dade is so expensive it could hurt the economy | Nicholas Nehamas | Miami Herald
Seven Centuries of (British) Real Estate Prices | Global Financial Data
'Denials of a housing crisis are now simply lies' . comment . Shamubeel Eaqub | Radio New Zealand News
Housing affordability crisis: social divide affects a generation ... Bernard Salt ... The Australian
Aussie housing affordability far worse than Demographia claims - MacroBusiness
NZ housing values surge past $NZ1 trillion - MacroBusiness

Group 16

New NZ PM facing immense pressure over housing - MacroBusiness Australia
Bill English's cute tactic of removing one of the country's perceived biggest problems from the list of ministerial names may come back to bite | interest.co.nz
'Severely unaffordable': Sydney's housing nightmare laid bare in new survey | Shanghai Daily
New Zealand housing most unaffordable in the world - The Economist | Newshub
Housing affordability in Auckland "absolutely ridiculous" - Hugh Pavletich - Audio Player - Audio - RadioLIVE
Christchurch bucks trend in Demographia housing affordability survey | The National Business Review
Housing in many NZ cities 'severely unaffordable' | Radio New Zealand News
The NZ homeowners who hate high house prices are revealed in Labour polling | Stuff.co.nz

2016 Articles

Group 1

2016 12th ANNUAL DEMOGRAPHIA INTERNATIONAL HOUSING AFFORDABILITY SURVEY
MEDIA RELEASE
DEMOGRAPHIA IN THE NEWS !
AUSTRALIAN SENATOR BOB DAY AO SPEECH 'THE DEMOGRAPHIA HOUSING SURVEY'
DEMOGRAPHIA AUSTRALIA IS LAUNCHED !
New Zealand house price (inflation) since 2002 - Kiwiblog
High-rise apartments are bad to live in, bad for society, says respected architect - The Age (Melb Au)
Hong Kong developers rush to build ever smaller homes, but buyers beware - SCMP
How Houston regulates land use - Nolan Gray - Market Urbanism

Group 2

Most of the country's new apartments are going up here in Houston - Houston Culture Map
How Houston densified - Montgomery Planning (pdf)
Global housing affordability: What do we know - Shlomo Angel & Achilles Kellergis
The era of robots: Builders to lose jobs as machines take over says construction boss - UK Telegraph
Urban containment, endangered working families and beleagured minorities - Wendell Cox - New Geography
Short supply, bad infrastructure blamed for Canada housing bubble - Reuters
AMP Chief Economist Shane Oliver: Why you should NOT buy a house right now ... Sydney Morning Herald
How Texas is reshaping urbanism ... Wendell Cox & Joel Kotkin ... Dallas Morning News
Dont count on making big bucks from your home ... Straits Times
Singapore Is Crushing Hong Kong in the Race to Cut Home Prices - Bloomberg

Group 3

Laissez-Faire in Tokyo Land Use Alex Tabarrok - Marginal Revolution Australia Federal Treasuerer) Scott Morrison puts States on notice over house prices ... Sydney Morning Herald
Australian housing market now valued at $A6 trillion - Core Logic
AUSTRALIAN MEDIAN LOT PRICE HITS STRATOSPHERIC $A237,575 ... HOUSING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (HIA)
Low supply liftsd US residential lot prices (from a recent $US30,000) to $US45,000 ... Wall Street Journal
United States median residential Lot prices now $US45,000 ... National Association Of HomeBuilders (NAHB)
Government regulation in the price of a new home ... NAHB
Raw land costs $US2,000 per Lot in Arizona ... Phoenix Business Journal
Victorian (australia) homeownership rates collapse - Domain com
Steven R Spillette: What's not being said about Municipal; Utility Districts (MUDs) ... Houston Chronicle

Group 4

NZ Labour ups the ante on housing reform - MacroBusiness Australia . with extensive Pavletich comments .
NEW ZEALAND'S BUBBLE ECONOMY IS VULNERABLE (April 2014) - HUGH PAVLETICH - SCOOP NEWS
'HOUSING AFFORDABILITY' THE MAJOR CONCERN OF NEW ZEALANDERS - IPSOS POLL
UMR Poll: Most Kiwis want lower house prices ... Interest Co NZ
Liam Dann: Are the Banks bracing for a storm ... New Zealand Herald
Struggling first-home buyers finally find their West Auckland dream home - for $720,000 (should be less than $200,000) ... New Zealand Herald
Auckland's supply reforms fail affordability test - Leith van Onselen - MacroBusiness Australia . with Pavletich comments.
Mood of the Boardroom: Bosses to Government - Act on housing ... NZ Herald
NZ home ownership at lowest level in more than 60 years | Stuff.co.nz
$18b construction industry calls for state help to smooth over volatility in sector - Business - NZ Herald News
NZ POLITICS DAILY: Politicians are failing on housing | The National Business Review

Group 5

Nigel Latta: No majic bullet on housing crisis - Stuff NZ
BOOK EXTRAT - Generation Rent - Shamubeel & Selena Eaqub - NZ National Business Review
Christchurch Dilemmas: The city's housing woes - The Press
Call to restore hope for homeless through inquiry - The Press
Labour support on city limits (abolition) welcomed - Housing Minister Nick Amith - 18 May 2016
New policy proposed for urban development - Housing Minister Nick Smith - 2 June 2016
$1b fund to accelerate housing infrastructure - Finance Minister Emglish & Housing Minister Smith - 3 July 2016
Zoning laws hurt the poor - Kiwiblog
The rate at which new homes are being built based on population, is half what it was in 1974 - Interest Co NZ
Urban Planning: Whats broken and how to fix it - NZ Productivity Commission

Group 6

The Productivity Commission urban planning report blunt, measured and perceptive - Bob Dey
Failed planning system only part of the problem - NZ Council for Infrastructure Development
The RBNZ (following UK and Ireland lead) is keen to impose loan to income limits ... Interest Co NZ
Leaving Auckland for the regions a smart money move | Stuff.co.nz
The $1 million average Auckland house means interest bonanza for banks | Stuff.co.nz
The great half-billion KiwiSaver home withdrawal | Stuff.co.nz
Apartment living with Hugh Pavletich - Audio Player - Audio - RadioLIVE
New Zealand tops global list for house price rises | Radio New Zealand News
Housing through the decades, what is affordable? | Business | Newshub
Auckland's Unitary Plan would take 55 days to read | Stuff.co.nz

Group 7

Rolleston: Time to take it seriously ... John McCrone ... the Press
Five successful cities with cheaper housing than New Zealand - and what we can learn from them - Michael Daly - Fairfax NZ
Auckland housing crisis: House of the rising sum - New Zealand Listener
Housing campaigner predicts spiralling house prices will be Key's 'Waterloo' | Stuff.co.nz
New Zealand's homes top an 'obscene' $900 billion combined value | Stuff.co.nz EDITORIAL: LABOURS BOND PROPOSAL MAKES SENSE ... NZ HERALD 
NZ GREENS SUPPORT SCRAPPING URBAN LIMITS ... KIWIBLOG 
NZ LABOUR PARTY: ABOLISH URBAN LIMITS ... NZ HERALD
John Keys Govt has failed New Zealanders on housing ... TV3 Newshub
EDITORIAL: HOUSING IN ORDER ... NZ LISTENER 

Group 8

BIG BANG THEORIES ... REBECCA MACFIE ... NZ LISTENER (28 Nov 2013)
The missing piece of the Auckland housing puzzle (Houston) ... Catherine Harris ... Fairfax New Zealand 

Hopes rise that Auckland's children won't grow up to be renters ... Rob Stock ... Fairfax New Zealand

'We live in a housing hell' - Housing commentator Hugh Pavletich - Audio Player - Audio - RadioLIVE
Housing remains a challenge for Auckland ... Auckland City Council
Act and save Aussie dream ... Adelaide Advertiser
Demographia Survey blow to Auckland housing confidence ... Property Council of New Zealand
Auckland has the fifth least-affordable houses in the world - Anne Gibson - NZ Herald News

... and much more ... Demographia news search ...
https://www.google.co.nz/?gws_rd=ssl#q=demographia&tbm=nws


 

 

Gone...

Sir Bob Parker former Mayor of Christchurch

Embattled Mayor Parker quits | Politics | Stuff.co.nz

'Exhausted' Parker won't run for mayor | Newshub

Christchurch: the political shambles ... Hugh Pavletich ... NBR ... July 2013

Bringing down powers that be ... John McCrone ... The Press ... Feb 2012

Cantabrians Unite


 
 

Gone...

Former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

John Key - Housing Reform - 2007

Housing: Mr Key - Get on the Programme - Hugh Pavletich - Dec 2012 | Scoop News

Keys Downfall - Newhub Poll - May 2016

John Key's Govt has failed New Zealand on housing

Housing campaigner predicts spiralling house prices will be Key's 'Waterloo' | August 2016 / Stuff.co.nz

John Key blames Helen Clark for housing crisis | August 2016 / Newshub

Mood of the Boardroom 2016 - Business - NZ Herald

Keys Rambling Resignation Media Conference - Early December 2016 - Scoop / Youtube

Merrill Lynch: The Blundering Herd | Vanity Fair

 
 

Going...

NZ Building & Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith

Question Time NZ Parliament . Smith v Twyford . March 2017

Abolish Auckland city limits - Labour - May 2016 - NZ Herald News

Labour support on city limits (abolition) welcomed ... Nick Smith ... May 2016

Editorial: Labour's bond proposal makes sense - May 2016 - NZ Herald News

New Zealand housing most unaffordable in the world - The Economist | Newshub

Housing revealed as most important issue in helping Kiwis decide on vote | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ

RMA reform - a lesson in how not to do it: Pattrick Smellie | Stuff.co.nz

RMA still not working for business ... Business NZ / Chamberr of Commerce

The risk is greater than the GFC if we can't fix the housing crisis : John Hewson ... The Melbourne Age

The real ticking time bomb for the Tories ... Allister Heath ... Deputy Editor ... UK Telegraph

 

MAJORITY OF NEW ZEALANDERS DEMAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING - POLL

... BASED ON STRENGTHENING PUBLIC OPINION ...

... OCTOBER 2012 NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT STARTS DEALING WITH HOUSING AFFORDABLITY ...

TELEVISION ONE COLMAR BRUNTON POLL - VIDEO

62% of all New Zealanders – 75% of young New Zealanders

 
 

New Zealand Government Affordable Housing Initiative

Deputy Prime Minister Hon Bill English - October 2012

 
 

Demographia International Housing Affordabililty Survey

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Japan.

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Shlomo Angel: Making room for a planet of cities.

 

 

Dr Thomas Sowell

The Housing Boom and Bust


 
 

Nick Smith Appointed New Zealand Housing Minister

 
 

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

Action On Affordable Housing

 

 

ANDREW ATKIN

THE REAL DEAL


 
 

ARE WE PAYING TOO MUCH TO BUILD OUR HOMES ?

NEW ZEALAND TV3 ... 3D INVESTIGATES

 
 

CHRISTCHURCH COUNCIL SLOWING REBUILD

PAUL HENRY ... TV3

 

 

CHRISTCHURCH & HOUSING

HUGH PAVLETICH AND CHRIS LYNCH LYNCHED . CANTERBURY TELEVISION


 
 

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Christchurch: The Way Forward

Hugh Pavletich explains...


 

 

Bob Day slams Australia's housing policy failure - MacroBusiness Australia

Business Spectator Interview: Senator Bob Day

 
 

THEY MADE AMERICA

Sir Harold Evans

C-SPAN BOOK DISCUSSION ... SIR HAROLD EVANS

 
 

KIWI ENTREPRENEUR ... STEPHEN JENNINGS
HOUSING AND AFRICA

From Taranaki to Africa ... New Zealand Herald

Stephen Jennings Kenyan Speech

 

 

Inquiry. The Great British Housing Disaster


 
 

Bill & Alfred Levitt 'Creators of Community'


 
 

The Rise of Suburban Areas During 1950s