Auckland’s housing crisis has helped to drive a net 38,000 people out of the city to other parts of New Zealand in the past six years, a new report says.

The Salvation Army’s annual “state of the nation” report says house prices and rents have skyrocketed in Auckland since 2011, while prices have hardly changed or even fallen elsewhere.

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Martin and Meilanni Dillon enjoy living and working in Hamilton. Photo / Supplied