Feature section: Affordability
Much debate centres on the high cost of home ownership, especially in Auckland. The diverse range of opinions on how to improve housing affordability highlight the complexity of the issue but also offer some ideas for solutions.
Feature section: Accountability
A downside of the building boom is that skills shortages can lead to hasty, substandard work. In Auckland the council is working to tackle the problem. What’s needed, some say, is for people to regain a sense of pride in their work.