Should KiwiBuild be scrapped?

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Publish Date
Saturday, 11 May 2019, 5:01PM
Phil Twyford this week toned down a key KiwiBuild targets. (Photo / NZ Herald)

What does the future hold for KiwiBuild?

Housing Minister Phil Twyford will no longer guarantee that KiwiBuild will be made up of 100,000 affordable homes, but won't say whether that target has been scrapped either.

The Government's flagship housing policy is being "recalibrated" after an admission this year that it was unlikely to meet its first target of 1000 affordable homes built by July 1 2019. Just 80 have been built so far.

When the scheme was put under review, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Twyford both were emphatic that the target of building 100,000 affordable homes over 10 years would remain.

But is it still achievable? And if not, should the programme still be promoted?

CEO of the Property Council Leonie Freeman joined the Weekend Collective to discuss the Government scheme. 

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