If Kiwis can no longer have their quarter-acre bit of paradise, then what is the point of New Zealand?
The Real Estate Institute today says the quarter-acre days are gone and we should embrace appartment living.
What better way to accept the povery of today than poverty in one's aspirations as a country.
Keeping the populace confined in tiny boxes when we have land to spare.
Have the bosses at REINZ ever been into such places like the Volt, or Zest or the many little rats nests springing up all over Auckland.
What about our political leaders?
Are such boxes what they want for us New Zealanders?
If New Zealand cannot make it back up the OECD ladder, if we are to remain a poor country ranking alongside Greece in economic league tables, at least let us have room to breathe and enjoy this fine land.
If the best New Zealand can offer is a poky apartment, then off to Australia we Kiwis must fly, or even return from whence we came, crowded, congested, England.
If we must have some appartments, why not roomier specimens in decent suburbs, or better still
find some room in this great land of ours and build some new or expanded towns?
Does development have to be focussed on Auckland? I am sure some expanded settlements along SH1 to Hamilton would work, and along SH2 to tauranga. And why not have Hamilton having 250,000 people. Even Palmerston North could be smartened up and expanded.