MEDIA RELEASE: Smiths Comments on Aucklands MUL Raises Questions for NZPI

13 March 2013

The New Zealand Planning Institute notes with concern Dr Nick Smiths description of Auckland's metropolitan urban limits as a strangle-hold that poses a real risk to housing affordability. Dr Smiths comments raise a number of questions for the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). The Chair of NZPI, Bryce Julyan, said that the issue of housing affordability is a complex one and not unique to New Zealand. Countries and cities all over the globe are struggling with the issue of house and land affordability and most have recognised that there is no quick fix, magic bullet ...

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