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Rental affordability has continued to deteriorate.
A Massey University report shows rents have risen nationally 9.4 percent over the past year.
Regions are particularly affected with Hawke's Bay seeing a 20.4 percent annual rise and the Bay of Plenty 16.4 percent.
Renters United spokesperson Ashok Jacob told Mike Yardley rents have been rising faster than wages for a long time.
“This is more of a slow boil crisis than something more acute, something that’s been going on for a long time that’s caused by decades and decades of mismanagement and poor policy.”