New Zealand’s post-colonial housing crisis (a second post on housing)

NEW ZEALANDERS like to think their country leads the world.

With a proud history of social reforms, the country has often rivaled Sweden for firsts. New Zealand was for instance, the first country where women fully got the vote (in 1893). And for a long time New Zealand was also famous for the affordability of its housing.

Government after government treated housing as a number one priority issue.

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Mary Jane Walker

Mary Jane Walker

Traveller, journalist, author of 18 books and of 300 blog posts on Medium and on my website a-maverick.com.