A Northland couple's answer to the New Zealand housing crisis is taking shape in a remote corner of North Hokianga. Reporter Peter de Graaf talks to tiny house enthusiasts Rangimārie Mules and Jared Hiakita.

It started with a series of long conversations over flagons of beer on a hilltop overlooking Banks Peninsula.

Rangimārie Mules and Jared Hiakita had reached that point in their relationship where they needed to talk about their future together and what they wanted it to look like.

It took many a hilltop session to refine their vision but from the outset they knew what they didn't


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