As Auckland struggles with a housing crisis and the subsequent scramble to build enough homes at an affordable price, there’s a hidden cost.
An average house build in New Zealand creates up to five tonnes of waste. Auckland Council wants 422,000 new homes built in the city by 2040 – that’s up to 2.1 million tonnes of construction rubbish going straight to landfills around the region.
The phrase “Jump the shark” came from a TV Series where they had run out of story ideas. In Happy Days, the Fonz took to water skis and jumped over a shark. It was so absurd and desperate, “Jumping the shark” has become embedded as a saying. Read more »