Written By: - Date published: 1:39 pm, January 22nd, 2016 - 38 comments
Bennet’s proposal to incentivise / coerce state housing applicants to leave Auckland for housing elsewhere seems to have hit a snag…
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, November 20th, 2015 - 10 comments
Saturday in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Written By: - Date published: 8:51 am, September 23rd, 2015 - 97 comments
Nick Smith is being his usual dickhead self again suggesting that self-certifying electricians, directly subject to criminal prosecution, are the same as self-certifying builders who do not. The Government’s rules reduction taskforce is repeating the same mantras from the 1990s that lead directly to the destruction of productivity by National’s policies to create leaky buildings.
Written By: - Date published: 11:48 am, July 24th, 2015 - 14 comments
The White Man Behind A Desk is back, with equal opportunity satire and a special message to rich people.
Written By: - Date published: 11:41 am, July 20th, 2015 - 158 comments
National on a foreign buyers register: Smith says no, English says yes, Collins says maybe, Key says – bad Labour!
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, July 12th, 2015 - 199 comments
Good on Labour for saying what needed to be said. Can they, the Greens and NZ First save the next generation of Kiwis from being tenants in our own land?
Includes Bonus Seinfeld reference!
Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, July 9th, 2015 - 104 comments
This is a good example of a policy win from opposition. More please!
Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, June 24th, 2015 - 81 comments
… then prepare for it to get a lot worse.
Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, June 23rd, 2015 - 11 comments
I/S at No Right Turn: “Since coming to power in 2008, the National government has sold more than a thousand state houses and tightened access to the remainder considerably. The net result? People not getting the assistance they need…”
Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, June 17th, 2015 - 41 comments
Shocking news I think you’ll agree.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, June 17th, 2015 - 138 comments
Trickle down economics is pronounced dead by the IMF. Housing, the working poor and the economy – the policy settings are wrong everywhere.
Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, June 16th, 2015 - 40 comments
You’ll never guess!
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, June 15th, 2015 - 69 comments
Even under the best assumptions National’s “affordable” houses in Auckland are not actually affordable for the average paid worker. Nick Smith is dreaming.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, June 11th, 2015 - 66 comments
In 2013 Nick Smith promised an effective housing WOF. Yesterday he said “People dying in winter of pneumonia and other illnesses is not new.” Has National ever kept a constructive sounding social policy promise?
Written By: - Date published: 5:03 pm, June 9th, 2015 - 127 comments
This should not be happening in New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, June 5th, 2015 - 57 comments
The Nats seem determined to buy a fight with iwi over Auckland land, practically challenging them to court action. Do they really think this is going to end well for them?
Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, June 4th, 2015 - 54 comments
Yesterday we covered National’s blunder in not considering Treaty settlement obligations in its plans to free up state land for Auckland housing. Today you can read someone who actually knows what they’re talking about on the issue, check out Professor Geddis’ piece at Pundit.