The government has revealed plans to spend $1.4 billion into infrastructure, RNZ reports, in a bid to boost housing stock across five Auckland suburbs. Minister for Housing Dr Megan Woods said the funding would focus on 400 urban renewal projects in Mt Roskill, Māngere, Tāmaki, Oranga and Northcote. Woods said decades of under-investment in infrastructure like pipes and roads had prevented new housing from being built and getting the land ready was a key way to fix the current crisis.

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