Brian Rudman: MPs too busy investing to sort out housing crisis

  • No wonder our parliamentarians devote so little time to confronting Auckland’s housing crisis. They’re too busy investing. Over the past year, our 121 MPs seem to have added, between them, nearly 20 more properties to their overall portfolios.

The latest register of MPs’ pecuniary interests reveals them owning 245 homes and 71 farms, vacant sections and commercial buildings between them. This easily cracked the 300 mark that eluded them last year.



In Germany, nearly 60 per cent of people rent their homes. In bigger cities it’s higher. Illustration / Peter Bromhead