Few people would have predicted the economic processes which led to house prices doubling over the last decade. Indeed, it surely is a sign of the times when our governments are all trying ceaselessly to promise and then provide circumstances for apparently infinite economic growth. But what is the reality behind these efforts for New Zealand and its property market? Labour has put forth a number of suggestions and propositions as to how it will handle future economic growth but the list itself reads like a codified, ancient manuscript which only the most economically literate of us would be able to decipher and put to any practical understanding. But a few plans do stand out and warrant comment. For example, New Zealand is recognised as an attractive place for foreign investment. This surely means good things as, when our own money is going to be tied up in mortgages and paying for increasingly expensive basic amenities, any money input we can attract is going to be vital. As for housing, Labour wish to ban non-resident foreigners from buying property here. this could perturb investment from some areas, in particularly Asia from who we’re seeing record numbers of visitors and migrants year after year.