2. The residential rebuild in Canterbury
• Only 2,000 houses have been rebuilt in Christchurch when the earthquakes destroyed 11,000 and CERA says 31,000 more are needed in the Canterbury region by 2021. (Christchurch City Council)
• Rents are up nearly 45% and house prices up nearly 30% since the first earthquake. (MBIE & QV)
• MBIE estimates there are up to 7400 people homeless in Canterbury.
• Only 62 of the 700 new state houses Nick Smith promised have been built.
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