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The Housing Crisis panel


Affordable, secure housing and sustainable future-proof cities are a huge concern in New Zealand with its homelessness, growing and ageing population.

PrefabNZ, the New Zealand Green Building Council and Community Housing Aotearoa are co-hosting this free pre-election Housing Crisis panel.

A spokesperson from across the political parties will present their housing action plans at a public audience panel on Thursday 7 September, 6pm - 8pm.

Each political party has been asked to consider these points:

1. What is your party’s perceived problem with housing in New Zealand?

2. What is your party’s intended response post-election (not what is happening now)?

3. How will your party embrace and encourage innovative housing delivery as part of the solution?

Speakers include:

  • Denis O’Rouke, NZ First
  • Geoff Simmons, The Opportunities Party
  • Metiria Turei, The Green Party
  • Marama Fox, Maori Party
  • Phil Twyford, Labour
  • Shamubeel Equab, Economist, social commentator, writer and Housing issue expert

National has yet to accept the invitation. Hon. Amy Adams has submitted a written reply, which can be read here.

Hosted and chaired by Guy Marriage, senior lecturer, Building Science, School of Architecture, VUW, and PrefabNZ board member.

Register here.

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