Can you fix the economy? Auckland is key

Last updated 05:00 27/02/2013

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Auckland is the key to jump starting New Zealand's failing economy.

The housing shortage, for example, is a massive and growing problem for Auckland.

It wouldn't require much from the Government to start a boom.

Repealing the Resource Management Act is the first step - it took 20 years to build a supermarket in Wairau Road Glenfield thanks to this act.

The second step is to allow home owners to carry out improvements to their dwellings up to current valuation, without council charges, except inspections.

We could also allow all dwellings of one floor to go up on the same footprint to two stories throughout New Zealand.

The building industry could drive the economy for at least 10 years on these suggestions, and probably more.

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