Labour's housing plan needs 2410 rugby fields of land

Labour would need thousands of pieces of land like Westpac Stadium in Wellington for housing (File)
Labour would need thousands of pieces of land like Westpac Stadium in Wellington for housing (File)

Labour's ambitious solution to the housing crisis would require up to 2410 rugby fields of land across New Zealand - the equivalent of packing Rangitoto Island full of houses.

In Auckland, Labour would have to free up land 16 times the size of Auckland Domain.

Labour's housing plan needs 2410 rugby fields of land

The Auckland Domain hosts a number of cricket matches as well do Christmas in the Park each year (Getty)

And completing the plan would mean building 27 houses a day for ten years - 13 a day in Auckland.

Rangitoto island

Auckland's Rangitoto Island (File)

Newshub's calculations also show Labour's plan would require  an average of 27 houses built everyday in New Zealand for ten years, with around 13 per day built in Auckland.

Labour's promising standalone houses in Auckland to cost between $500,000 and $600,000. Apartments/townhouses/terraced houses in Auckland will cost no more than $500,000.

The average cost of a Hobsonville Point property on the market today is $1,041,665

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