Category : Community development

Five myths about rental housing

This article is part of series of blogs related to housing in development countries. It presents popular myths regarding rental housing. Everyone owns their homes in rich countries. Interestingly there is little relationship between a country’s economic development and its levels of homeownership. Homeownership is actually lower in many rich European

Treaty settlements: what next?

In 2008 the incoming National Government proposed a deadline for completion of all historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of 2014.  This was later unofficially extended to 2017 ( and while most major claims have now been settled there are a number of potentially tricky settlements to negotiate including Nga Puhi’s