In May 2019 townhouses comprised 25% of all dwellings consented. But what exactly is a townhouse?

Town house

A tall, narrow traditional terraced house, generally having three or more floors. A multi-storey house in a modern housing development which is attached to one or more similar houses by shared walls.

Google, 2019

But then of course there are lies, damned lies and statistics…

According the Stats NZ definitions, a townhouse is basically any dwelling not easily classified as a house or apartment. That means we don’t even really know what a quarter of the housing we are producing actually is.

It’s hard to see how that is a solution to anything.