With the average cost of an Auckland house heading towards a million dollars, there is a new kind of refugee in New Zealand – the Kiwi whanau looking for a nest.
The long-term trend is clear: for more New Zealanders than ever, home ownership in Auckland in particular is moving out of reach - and high city rentals mean saving for a home deposit is pretty much impossible.
So what’s the answer?
More and more, whanau are finding they can discover the lifestyle they want outside the city limits – and Moving Out With Tamati follows whanau as they pack up their lives in the city and start over in regional New Zealand.
Each week presenter Tamati Coffey follows the fortunes of city dwellers as they turn their backs on city life and attempt to forge new futures and better quality lifestyles in provincial New Zealand.
Moving Out With Tamati - tonight, 7 o'clock, TVNZ 1. Captions and audio description available.