Why the housing crisis isn’t taking a holiday

Just look at the Russell Noticeboard and there are so many pleas for rentals. And people aren’t talking about the spillover effects of this kind of massive wastage – the fact that whānau (family) that want to come home to live and work can’t. Kororāreka is trapped in a weird place where people wash in and out during holiday times but the permanent population is too small to sustain mahi (employment) and businesses all year round so it is effectively locked in a zero growth cycle.