Political leaders ‘patronising’ to young family and their dream of owning a home

Jacinda Ardern says buying a $1 million home has helped her understand those who are battling to get on the property ladder.

“I know that I’m privileged in the fact that I was able to buy that house,” Ardern says. “And when we were looking around, it was still hard for us to find something that we could afford to buy, and I’m on a good wicket. So of course that made me sit there and think, ‘what about the rest of New Zealand? What about those other families?'”


Yvonne Kerr and her partner Antony Paine hope to buy a house in Auckland one day.