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As the housing crisis continues to spiral out of control, Hayden Donnell calls for a moratorium on stories about young first home buyers. Audio
Some of the power seems to be returning to house-buyers in Auckland after months of sky-rocketing prices.
Thousands more construction apprenticeships are needed to fill jobs created by the building boom, despite a record number of apprentices, an industry leader says.
More than 100 legal appeals have been lodged against parts of Auckland's Unitary Plan.
Hundreds of people slept in their cars at Mangere Town Centre overnight to protest against conditions which have led to widespread homelessness.
Housing in New Zealand has emerged as an emergency, particularly in terms of emergency housing, say Toby Manhire and Toby Morris. Video
New statistics reveal Māori home ownership has plummeted in the past 27 years, with the rate in some parts of the North Island dropping by as much as 40 percent.
Hospitality New Zealand believes moteliers would be open to the government pre-purchasing motel rooms for those in need, provided they know exactly who is staying.
An 11-year-old girl whose family had been living in their van for months has a message for the Prime Minister: "try walking in my shoes, it's not actually that easy". Video
The government has announced an extra $3.5 million a year to attract more people into the building and construction industry.
Pressure is mounting on the government to allow Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend so it can use the money to build more state homes.