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Other countries have distinct housing styles – but what’s the NZ style? Do we have an identity crisis with our housing and does that affect price, our health and the nature of our communities?
Many countries have a distinctive housing style, but New Zealand has often struggled to find one look that suits everyone.
Now there’s a dynamic process where environmental factors as well as the pressure of land supply are dictating a new Kiwi housing style, alongside an increasing regard for Māori cultural values.
But are we still stick in the past, building houses that re no longer for purpose and which no longer reflect our national culture?
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