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Why we can't simply build our way out of the housing crisis

The new coalition government has made a start on addressing the housing crisis with the just-announced independent housing review. But Jenny McArthur warns that Labour's proposed KiwiBuild policy could risk adopting solutions that actually fuel the problems they claim to solve, reinforcing inequality for decades to come.

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I’m a landlord – but the negligence and greed of other landlords makes me ashamed to admit it

First published as part of The Spinoff's Rent Week series earlier this year, we're resharing this op-ed from an anonymous landlord to mark the release of Unsettled, our documentary about the New Zealand housing crisis.

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I’m a landlord – but the negligence and greed of other landlords makes me ashamed to admit it

First published as part of The Spinoff's Rent Week series earlier this year, we're resharing this op-ed from an anonymous landlord to mark the release of Unsettled, our documentary about the New Zealand housing crisis.