17 Sep 2020

Covid-19: NZ in the eye of the storm - Māori social housing provider

From Morning Report, 7:34 am on 17 September 2020

A Māori social housing provider says it feels like New Zealand is in the eye of an economic storm.

Treasury forecasts released yesterday reveal the country has emerged from this year's lockdowns better than expected.

Longer term, rising unemployment and house prices are likely to extend already deep inequalities.

Ricky Houghton, chief executive of the Far North Māori social housing provider He Korowai Trust, says while the impact of Covid-19 hasn't been as bad as it could have been, he expects worse is to come.

He speaks to Corin Dann.