Aucklanders are divided on either side of the movies versus home debate that's been raging over a prime piece of land in Hobsonville Pt.
Two Auckland Council bodies are at odds over whether the 20ha of land should be used for housing or a film studio.
Auckland Council Property Ltd would see 441 houses and apartments built on 14 ha of land with the remaining 6ha set aside for shops and commercial buildings.
But Ateed would like to see 10ha of the land put aside for a film studio, and only 315 homes to be built on the remaining 10 ha.
Atted's plan had the potential to reap $483 million in profits to the local economy over the next 25 years, whereas the former plan would see council make $34 million in profit.
Among those that have responded to The Herald this morning there was an even split, between those in favour of more housing, and those who have backed the film studio plans.
For many Aucklanders the question it comes down to is more homes, or more jobs?
Deb Buchanan said the film studios would provide greater employment opportunities and help reduce traffic congestion.
"The current housing project is too intensive and people need jobs to go locally to stop the motorway congestion."
Jodie Ward agreed there were not a lot of jobs out west.
"If the houses are being built, there should be jobs out this way as well."
However, Julia said affordable housing is a big problem for Aucklanders.
"I also think the majority of people who call Auckland home would agree with the fact affordable housing is a more urgent need for more people.
"It is the best way for the land to be developed and will enhance the well-being of more people."
Affordable Auckland's Albany candidate Stephen Berry favoured the property proposal.
"The Council should allow all of the 20 hectares in question to be used for residential and commercial purposes rather than attempting to pick winners by building a film school.
"Clearly nobody who is willing to risk their own money has put forward the idea so ATEED's assertion that building a school will create jobs is superfluous."
However, Mr Berry said he would have no problem if a private company should decide to build a film school in the area.
One local woman, who has lived in the area for some years believed a film studio would give her a better chance at getting a job.
The woman, in her sixties, said she'd worked as an assistant in the film industry in her younger years.
And while she would ideally like to see more open spaces in the area, she preferred the film studio proposal over the larger property development proposed.
She also doubted the homes would be affordable.
"They are talking about affordable housing...yea right."