House price limits could be eased again, as new data shows 4 out of 5 can’t buy a house in Auckland

  • Price caps for first-home buyer grants could be lifted yet again in Auckland if house prices remain stubbornly high, the Government says.

The potential review of the KiwiSaver HomeStart grant comes as a new Government measure lays bare the high proportion of renters being shut out of the housing market.


Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith says he is confident house prices in Auckland will flatten out once efforts to lift supply have kicked in. Photo / Supplied