In this episode of Nigel Latta's unflinching series looking at a range of big issues, New Zealand's housing crisis is interrogated. The psychologist and TV presenter informs viewers that in 2016, New Zealand had the second most expensive housing in the world, relative to income. Speaking to a wide range of experts and everyday Kiwis, he explores many perspectives — including those who benefit from the way New Zealand's housing market operates, and those who do not. The discussions include renting culture, town planning, unhealthy homes, property investment and whare ukus (rammed earth houses).
You look at a lot of horrible houses, and the saddest thing about that is once you leave you realise you actually can't afford to buy that house. And you didn't want to live in it — it's horrible — but even if you wanted to, you couldn't.– First home buyer Sherilyn expresses her frustration at high house prices
Made with funding from NZ On Air