Roy Morgan's monthly opinion poll published last night found support for National fell 5 percentage points to a three-year low of 41.5% in September from August, while support for Labour rose 8 points to 33.5%. Support for the Greens fell 2.5 points to 12% and New Zealand First fell 1 to 8.5%.
There is growing concern in the business community about the effects of housing affordability in Auckland on businesses' ability to recruit and retain staff, but also more broadly on the social fabric of the nation.
New Zealanders born since 1985 have largely missed out on the explosive gains in wealth and higher incomes seen since then. Now they are being set up to pay for baby-boomers' retirement and health care costs without a substantial enough NZ Super Fund to help them, or enough affordable housing to build their own families. It's just not fair and little is being done to fix it, writes Bernard Hickey.