This why I am a bit perplexed why as part of the budget, they are wanting to build an extra 8000 new state homes. A lot of people appear to have returned to NZ with the virus, pushing us to over 5 million so there has been some increase. What population does NZ want? Or is growing the population by 80,000 a year through immigration, NZs growth strategy? IMO it isn't sustainable long term, and also needs massive infrastructure and services spending to match, which hasn't kept up. I mean why does Auckland have a water crisis again when that pipeline was supposed to provide a fix for previous water crisis's. In the meantime Aucklands population has skyrocketed.
We have a housing shortage, I dont see how that has changed. If immigration is reduced, its still increasing the population. Builders build houses every year, but we still ended up with an under supply. Social housing was sold off in the past, its being rebuilt, I think this 8000 is partly to add impetus to employment with we will need