Phil Twyford defends KiwiBuild despite Reserve Bank's criticism

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The Government’s KiwiBuild programme intends to build 100,000 affordable houses over the next 10 years. The Reserve Bank recently called out Labour’s policy as unrealistic, estimating that the Government’s delivery on its promise will be considerably less.

Housing Minister Phil Twyford joins Lisa Owen on The Long Lunch to discuss the policy's criticism and the reality of KiwiBuild.

We are ambitious. 

The Government plans to work with private developers and will forego the developer’s profit margins. Twyford says that he fully expects to meet his housing targets.

Listen to the full interview with Phil Twyford above.

Lisa Owen filling in on Afternoon Talk for Wendyl Nissen, 12pm - 3pm on RadioLIVE and streaming live to the rova app on Android and iPhone.