Josie Pagani—The place we call home

January 13, 2023

Aotearoa—the land of the long white cloud. Home to over 5 million people. But there’s trouble here—a housing crisis on multiple fronts. We’re told that we don’t have enough houses. We can’t seem to build them fast enough. Why? On top of that, not enough people can buy their own homes to get their foot on the property ladder. We’re crammed into cities with poor public transport and sub-par infrastructure.
This latest Flint & Steel explores all these issues and more. We ask some necessary questions. How did we get to this place? How can people achieve their dream of home ownership and retain their sanity? How might we repair the construction industry? What about global supply chains? How does our desire for land and place need to be tempered? What’s it like to be homeless? Can we, or should we, change our culture so that we don’t desire so much space?

In many ways, we’re ultimately trying to answer the question: “What is home?”

On the 6th of December, we held an amazing launch event for the magazine. We hosted author Josie Pagani whose article entitled “The Place We Call Home” is a wonderful exploration of what it means to have a home. She was in conversation with our executive director Tim Wilson and took questions from the audience.

We hope that you enjoy this recording and get a sense of the great atmosphere in the room. We also hope that you’ll head over to the website and grab yourself a copy of the latest edition of Flint & Steel: All roads lead to home.

You can read Josie’s entire article, and buy the full issue of Flint & Steel at

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