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1 NEWS poll: Public faith fades in Government's 100,000 KiwiBuild target

Public faith is fading in the Government's promise to deliver 100,000 affordable homes, with the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll finding the majority of New Zealanders expect the KiwiBuild target will fall short.

The scheme has had numerous issues, with the interim target of 1000 KiwiBuild homes to be built by July scrapped and the Government now only delivering 300.

Those polled were asked if they think the Government would achieve its target of building 100,000 homes in 10 years.

Sixty-nine per cent said they did not think the Government would meet the target, 20 per cent thought the target would be achieved and 10 per cent did not know.

National Party housing spokesperson Judith Collins said the results were a "big wake up call for the Government".

"This tells me that even the vast majority of Labour Party voters don't believe it, and there's probably only a few Greens left that do."

Housing Minister Phil Twyford said he was working hard to earn the confidence of New Zealanders that the housing programme "will deliver the goods".

"In the early months of KiwiBuild it's been tougher than we expected to get the early numbers, but we're right at the beginning of a 10 year programme and our commitment to build 100,000 homes remains," he said.

The poll was conducted between February 9-13, 2019, with 1,006 eligible voters surveyed via landline and mobile phone with a maximum sampling error of approximately ±3.1 per cent 95 per cent confidence level.

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The majority of respondents expect the Government to fall short of its KiwiBuild target. Source: 1 NEWS