Have you read the latest installments of Stuff/Newshub's joint investigation? In part two of the 'a tale of two cities' series, Carmen Parahi and Simon Shepherd take a look at the view from the top of the Auckland tree. While part three looks at inequality and what will happen in the next downturn. Read them both here.
The Government has announced 6400 new state homes and social houses as part of Budget 2018. About $234.4m has been committed over the next four years. So what do you think? How will your community benefit from the housing boost? To read more, click here.
A one-hour scenic drive from Auckland, and 5 minutes from Matakana, Plume Restaurant is recognised for superb cuisine perfectly complemented by Runner Duck Estate Vineyard’s fine wines. As the vineyard’s cellar door, tastings are available here. Now, 12 new luxury villas offer accommodation a brief stroll from the restaurant, in surroundings where gourmet travellers or those seeking an escape from the city can discover some Matakana magic of their very own.
Ranging from 1-3 bedrooms, and sharing a swimming pool, the villas feature all the comforts of home in an idyllic coastal country setting. Your country escape starts here.
Inequality in Auckland is at its worst since World War II. Detailed new research reveals the wealth gap among neighbourhoods, with Ōrākei rating 9.8 out of 10 on the 'prosperity index', while Ōtara-Papatoetoe rates only 0.7. How does your neighbourhood compare? Check out part one, two and part three of our Stuff/ Newshub investigation here.