New zoning laws are set to bring more homes to a street near you, The Spinoff reports, but South Auckland politicians say the laws will have both a positive and negative impact on their communities. “Everyone wants to have affordable housing. But is this the right way to do it?” asks Manurewa Local Board chair Joseph Allen. Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board chair Apulu Reece Autagavaia generally supports the new law, but is concerned it’s “driven by quantity over taking a holistic view of planning our neighbourhoods”.

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