Housing in the budget: ‘Not enough’ for Auckland house hunters

  • For one couple it seemed the chances of buying a house in Auckland were “one-in-a-million” and nothing they’ve seen in the Government’s Budget looks likely to change that.

Hannah Spanhake, 26, and her partner Iain Spanhake, 37, moved to Hamilton two months ago – driven in large part because they felt buying a house in Auckland was out of reach.


Hannah Spanhake pictured in Hamilton today. She recently moved from Auckland to Hamilton because it offered the opportunity for her to buy her own house. Photo: NZH/Alan Gibson