KiwiSaver changes - help for first-home buyers


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It’s April 1st which means today’s the day that changes kick in for many government policies - check out this NZ Herald article for more details.
Included in the change are some adjustments to KiwiSaver, which will see the grants for first-home buyers doubled if the home they buy is newly built, an increase in grants for couples on modest incomes, and an increase on the price cap for the property you can buy using your KiwiSaver contribution if you’re buying in Auckland (from $485,000 to $550,000).
What do you think - will these changes ease the burden on first home buyers or will it still be as hard as ever to get on the property ladder?