Illustration: Toby Morris

The Side Eye’s Two New Zealands: Locked out

Rich and poor, young and old, renters and landlords: sometimes it feels like there are parallel versions of our country. In 2021, Toby Morris’s Side Eye is exploring this theme in the series Two New Zealands. Whether it’s the wealth gap, generation gap, the rural-urban contrast, the different ways Māori and Pākehā are treated in the health, justice and education systems, or how differences in gender or sexuality affects people’s experiences and opportunity – there’s a lot to discuss.

In this instalment, we look at the growing number of people being locked out of the property market – and what that means in the long term.

The Side Eye is a monthly non-fiction comic by Toby Morris, supported by NZ On Air. Read the rest of the series here.




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