Cooking the Books podcast: How far should we go in reimagining housing?


Each week the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s the changes that could make our housing more affordable. Hosted by Frances Cook.

Listen to the Cooking the Books podcast here or watch the interview above.

Something needs to change in our housing market, that much is clear. But what?

Prices have been spiralling up for a while now, and the past year has only seen things get more intense.

Increasing numbers of people feel locked out of buying their own home, a core part of financial stability in New Zealand for generations now.

So what needs to change? Is it our government policy, bank policy, our wider culture, all of the above?

For the latest podcast I talked to Sam Stubbs from Simplicity.

For the interview, watch the video above, or listen to the podcast.

• If you have a question about this podcast, or question you’d like answered in the next one, come and talk to me about it. I’m on Facebook here, Instagram here and Twitter here.

• Listen to the full interview on the Cooking the Books podcast. You can find new episodes in the Herald, or subscribe on iHeartRadio, Apple podcasts app,or Spotify.

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