Hard to believe I know, but the supposed bastion of conservatism in New Zealand and the greatest ever Prime Minister has announced he is “joined at the hip” with none other than Len Brown.
“Key also repeated his claim that the Auckland housing market was not in crisis, and said he and mayor Len Brown were “joined at the hip” in working to tackle supply issues.”
On top of that he is backing down on changes to the Resource Management Act.
The Prime Minister has signalled key parts of the RMA reform which would address housing shortages will not go ahead, but repeated his claim there is no crisis in Auckland.
John Key made the admission while delivering his post-Budget speech, which was marred by a violent protest outside the Auckland venue earlier in the afternoon.
The Government has been leaning on its support partners to to give greater weight to economic development, including housing, in sections six and seven of the Resource Management Act.
But Key conceded it was now “very unlikely” that would happen. Read more »