Two-tiered attack on house hikes

  • The property of people resisting development could be seized if the land is within certain areas marked for housing development.

That prospect has horrified National’s support partner, the Act Party.

“It gives some bureaucratic authority the ability to make a subjective call and take someone’s property,” Act leader David Seymour said last night. “It’s Venezuelan.”

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A $1 billion fund to speed house construction in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Christchurch and Queenstown by funding roading, water and other infrastructure. Photo / Brett Phibbs