The 2020 General Election in New Zealand has come and gone, and the results are out. This year, 2,877,116 votes will be counted, an estimated 82.5% turnout from the total enrolled votes—a good improvement from the 79.8% turnout in 2017. After all, 1% of votes this year equals to 28,771 people!
There are plenty of reasons why more of us Kiwis have been prompted to vote—whether that’s concerns for the economic effects of the pandemic or the inevitable effects of climate change. Here at Craft Homes, we’re particularly interested in the latter, and kept an eye out on proposed party policies for more sustainable construction, especially in the residential sector.
To help with this, we studied https://policy.nz/, a government website that collected every party’s policies on different issues/topics. Here's a breakdown of what each party had planned to improve sustainability practices in New Zealand’s residential construction sector.
Toby and Cat Tilsley