Squeeze goes on capital's housing

Thursday 3 June 2004

The squeeze has gone on state housing in Wellington as the Government pours extra money into Auckland.

By The Landlord

Housing Minister Steve Maharey announced yesterday that of the 3000 extra state houses built, bought or leased nationwide over the next three years, 80 per cent would be in Auckland.

Wellington's share will be zero – in fact the number of state houses will probably drop over the next three years.

Housing officials say Auckland has the greatest need, though Wellington also has waiting lists for people wanting a state house.

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