When Natalie Robinson shared her journey to home ownership on The Spinoff earlier this year the responses included snark, unsolicited advice and shame. Now she says we need to keep talking about New Zealand's housing crisis, but without the antagonism.
Rent week: a reader shares the story of her struggles to buy a house. She's done everything you're supposed to do as an aspirant home-owner – yet the banks won't lend to her. Here she shares her story.