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Housing remains biggest headache

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Housing continues to be a major thorn in the side of the coalition Government, with more bad news in the past week coming with the release of figures showing the waiting list for public housing has risen to nearly 14,500.

That means the demand for state housing has more than doubled since the 2017 election, creating an embarrassment for the Government after a less-than-convincing year of delivery.

Housing Minister Kris Faafoi says the Government has delivered 3500 public housing places and has 2500 more under construction . . . but that will only put a dent in the present total,........

© The Gisborne Herald