Sep 29, 2021 • 24M

Dawn Chorus: A moment of housing truth

Shock of 45 new Covid cases in Auckland expose the role of overcrowding and brutally expensive housing in outbreak; Faafoi offers residency chance to 165,000 stranded guest workers

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TLDR & TLDL: Auckland’s housing catastrophe turned into a national health and economic tragedy yesterday in a single piece of news: a shock 45 new Covid cases that had spread in overcrowded homes and boarding houses in South Auckland.

Ashley Bloomfield was keen to reinforce that many of the 45 cases announced yesterday had been predicted (26 were househ…

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