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.

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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