9 Nov 2020

Episode 3: Goodbye to the Dream - House Talk

From House Talk, 6:00 am on 9 November 2020

Series Classification: G (General Audiences)

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Have we been premature in declaring the quarter acre pavlova paradise dead and buried? House Talk looks at two alternatives to the traditional NZ housing model – in Queenstown and Auckland.​

In some theoretical past all Kiwis had access to a white picket fence and a picture book house.  Whether that’s true or not, there’s no doubt that access to housing has never been more difficult.

In this episode the House Talk team explores two different approaches to fixing the problem – higher density and separating the house from the land.

The two strategies, in Auckland and Queenstown, are radically different so which stands the greatest chance of success?

Alexa Forbes, Otago Regional Councillor & Lecturer

Alexa Forbes, Otago Regional Councillor & Lecturer Photo: Crux Ltd

Julie Scott (R), CEO Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust & Leanne Malcolm (L)

Julie Scott (R), CEO Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust & Leanne Malcolm (L) Photo: Crux Ltd

Rau Hoskins, Architect Designtribe Architects

Rau Hoskins, Architect Designtribe Architects Photo: Crux Ltd

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