Jacinda Adern


PHOTO: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern fronts media in her first post-Cabinet press conference of the year where discussions included the KiwiBuild target.

“We are building houses” – Ardern

The prime minister has told media in the first post-Cabinet briefing of the year that she wishes the government was building houses at a much faster pace than it is.

“We don’t apologise for the fact that we are tackling the housing crisis head-on and we are building houses,” Ms Ardern said.

“Evidence to date is that the pace isn’t as quick as we would like.”

But she said the government was only six months into the process.

“It’s a housing crisis and it is difficult.”