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

I don’t see many of these being built in NZ. But 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.