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National wobbling on Townhouse Nation densification pact

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National wobbling on Townhouse Nation densification pact

Bishop says National 'open to sensible changes' to bi-partisan densification pact, which faces a massive centre-right backlash; Labour's initial response to Christchurch & Auckland recalcitrance vague

TLDR: Signs are emerging that both Labour and National are going soft on their bipartisan densification pact allowing three three-storey townhouses on suburban sections as of right after a massive NIMBY backlash from centre-right dominated councils.

Chris Bishop now says National is ‘open to sensible changes’ in response to the backlash over the bipartisan push for densification via open slather 3-storey townhouses. File photo: Lynn Grieveson / The Kākā

Elsewhere in the news overnight, Joe Biden declared the Covid pandemic ‘over’, which drove down share prices of vaccine makers, and China announced a slight easing of Covid restrictions for incoming tourists.

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