Auckland feels like a boom town. Its shortage of houses, hotels, roads, schoolrooms and tradies dominates the conversations at barbecues, bars and on talk-back radio.
It seems like growth is all around and, strictly speaking, that’s true.
Auckland’s population is growing at a rate of close to 200 people a day and all around town the signs of expansion are in the air – literally. The RLB Crane Index report found a record-high 47 cranes on the skyline around Auckland in April – up 48 per cent from six months earlier.
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