David Hargreaves

A senior journalist and news editor at interest.co.nz, David Hargreaves has covered financial markets and economics for 35 years both in New Zealand and Britain.

Apr 5, 2020

The Covid crisis is coming for first home buyers with mountains of mortgage debt

We needed a reasonable period of time to allow the recent surging wave of highly geared first home buyers to get financially comfortable. We didn't get it.

Read on.

May 11, 2019

Has the Official Cash Rate cut re-lit the house market fuse?

Have we just seen a turning point for the house market in New Zealand?

Read on.

Feb 9, 2019

KiwiBuild’s teething problems are no reason to bin the entire thing

Sure, KiwiBuild has gotten off to a rocky start, but it's far from a disaster, argues David Hargreaves. In fact, with a few simple tweaks, it could even become a success.

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