Marc Daalder is a writer and student based in Amherst, Massachusetts and Wellington, New Zealand, where he studies History. He spends his spare time ranting to anyone who will listen and has been published in the Financial Times, the Chicago Reader, and the Jewish Daily Forward, among others.
Buildings in Wellington that once housed almost 150 people have lain empty for five years, even as an intensifying housing crisis has rendered 40,000 Kiwis homeless – including hundreds of Wellingtonians. How did it happen? Marc Daalder explains.