Housing

Budget 2022: Here's what you need to know

The 2022 budget has allocated $128.4 billion towards areas such as health, climate and transport.

I bought a house with my friend, here is my advice

Co-owning a house with friends isn’t new - but it's rarely tapped into. 

Manifesting summer from South Auckland's front yards in lockdown: in photos

Photographer Geoffery Matautia aked his friends what they're most looking forward to in summer.

A Māori health nurse shares how she makes 25% less than DHB nurses | Show Us Your Money

A nurse at a Māori health provider shares how she supports her whānau on a $55K salary.

Rā Lives in a Van | My Life in 3 Minutes

“You'll be amazed at how I fit my life in this van.”

New Zealand has 100,000 empty homes, and 100,000 homeless people

New Zealand has 100,000 empty houses, while also having 100,000 homeless. We explore why.

Homelessness is not just living on the streets: 5 housing workers explain why

When people have no other options, where do they go?

The average house price in NZ is over $900k. Do you think you’ll ever own a home?

“When I was at school, I set a goal of owning a home by the time I was 25. Well, I’m older now and I’m not…

I live in a motel. There are no houses for my disabled daughter and me

Tania has spent the last seven months trying to find a rental house for her and her daughter.

Cheap rent, compromise and stigma: What it's like living with your parents in your 30s

Is it time we get over the stigma of living with your parents as an adult?

NZ has around 19,000 homeless young people. Lockdown leaves them vulnerable to abuse and harm

It is estimated that half of New Zealand’s 41,000 homeless are under the age of 25.

How NZ’s housing crisis is a human rights failure from government

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand’s ongoing housing crisis is a human rights issue

‘It's hard without your family’: Teens tell us about living on Auckland's streets

Young and The Reckless is a new documentary about teens who lived on Auckland’s streets.

1 in 3 students facing housing deprivation had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year

 

New research shows high school students facing housing deprivation have double the rates of depression and suicidal thoughts. 

Based on an analysis of the latest Youth2000 survey,…

How the housing market got so cooked

We all know the housing market’s fucked. But how did it get so bad? Re:’s Cass Marrett went back nearly 40 years to find out.  

For the…

Budget 2021: What you need to know

Budget 2021 sees the ‘the biggest lift in a generation’ to benefits, $1 billion for Māori housing, health and education, as well as an overall investment…

NZ’s 120 MPs own 248 properties between them

Owning property is supremely popular with our MPs, according to the latest list of parliamentarians’ investments and properties. Many own multiple places, with one National MP…

How the Government plans to unfuck NZ housing

This morning the Government announced what they will do to address the worsening housing crisis.

It’s all about making it less attractive for property investors to buy…

Renters rights have improved from today

Today changes to the Residential Tenancies Act come into place, in the biggest shake-up of tenancy law in 35 years.

Here are some of the key changes…

The government has completely changed our land and environmental management laws

The Government announced today it will get rid of the Resource Management Act and replace it with three new pieces of legislation. The long-awaited move is…

There are fewer houses available to buy in NZ than ever

The number of houses available to buy in New Zealand hit a new record low in December.

Jacinda Ardern on the song that’s getting her through 2020 | Church and State

19-year-old musician and first-time voter Church meets leader of the Labour Party Jacinda Ardern.

I watched the Young Voters' Debate and was actually entertained

Here are seven highlights from last night's showdown.

The six-month Covid rent freeze ends today, but rents are already going up. A lot.

The six-month Covid rent freeze ends today, and some landlords are putting up rent as fast as possible. Others tried to illegally raise rents during the…

I got rejected from so many flats, I asked landlords what I was doing wrong

Advice from property managers and landlords on how to get that flat.

Livening up Wellington’s outer suburbs

As our population rises, Wellington’s outer suburbs can become hubs where people live, work and play – all while having easy public transport access to the…

More affordable, more walkable and more resilient: plans for Wellington’s CBD

How Wellington's CBD will keep up with its rapid population growth.

Students are refusing to pay rent for university accommodation they can’t use

Students at halls of residence across the country are being asked to continue to pay for accomodation they can’t access due to Covid-19 restrictions. Halls at…

Māori and the City: finding a flat in Wellington is the second-worst trauma after colonisation

This was supposed to be the first installment of Māori and the City, a new monthly column by Tayi Tibble. But then coronavirus happened and it…

A youth mentor on what it's like to be homeless

Aged 18, Anahera spent five months homeless. She tells us how she and her niece would sleep in public bathrooms with the hand dryer on to…