Economist and Sunday Star-Times columnist Shamubeel Eaqub on the housing challenge we face in the western Bay of Plenty.
Shamubeel Eaqub is an experienced economist who makes economics easy. He is also an author, media commentator and a thought leading public speaker.He has over a decade of experience as an economist in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland in leading international banks and consultancy. He is on various boards of charities and commercial firms. He writes books in his own time on issues that matter to New Zealand and gives voice to the unheard. Shamubeel lives in Auckland with his wife and son. He grew up in Canterbury and holds a BCom with Honours in Economics from Lincoln University.His publications include: Generation Rent (2015), co-authored with Selena Eaqub and Growing Apart: Regional Prosperity in NZ (2014). Come and hear his view on our housing challenge and join in the discussion afterwards with a local panel.
The next SmartGrowth Leadership Group meeting will be held on 21 June 2017 at Tauranga City Council Chambers, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga, 9-1pm.