Oddly enough, it is actually Helen Clark’s fault in the sense that it is impossible to solve these problems overnight. They also aren’t caused overnight. The land banking, zoning and Auckland immigration problems were all born during the Clark years.
And frustratingly, by the time the Key measures will bring relief, a Labour government may be in a position to take the credit for “fixing the damage that Key did”.
That doesn’t stop Labour from holding this issue tightly like a piece of driftwood in a stormy sea. The Media party are on board, and they have finally found an issue that registers in John Key’s polling.