1. Household incomes in New Zealand: Trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2015
By Bryan Perry, Ministry of Social Development, Wellington; August 2016
Housing costs now take a greater proportion of household income especially for low-income households:
And there in tonight's Nelson Mail - 14% in house prices over the last quarter.
Do we need this kind of advance on unaffordability? Our own MP has been Minister of Housing for how long....? And what has he and his government done to improve affordability over the coming up 9 years.?
Council could begin to address these issues and they now have the political will. What we need are people on the council team who have skills and experience in this complex area, and linkages to many across the many aspects of need, supply and delivery. I wonder who you know who might have those skills from what you've read in the profiles of councillors.?
Nelsonian of the Year 2009
Queen’s Service Medal 2010
Founding Chair of the
Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
Founding & Current Director of Victory Community Centre
(NZ Community of the Year 2010)