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The housing dream

Written By: - Date published: 2:06 pm, October 14th, 2014 - 23 comments


The “Kiwi dream” is over – the housing crisis just gets worse and worse.

A tale of two housing policies

Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, July 17th, 2013 - 47 comments


Houses are seriously unaffordable, especially for first-time buyers. Labour’s policy settings will help first-time buyers, the Reserve Bank under the current government is proposing tougher requirements that will make matters worse for them. Parties of the Left need to take this issue and run hard!

Nats sign up for KiwiBuild?

Written By: - Date published: 6:16 pm, May 10th, 2013 - 26 comments


KiwiBuild has already been a success, scaring the Nats in to producing, in conjunction with Len Brown’s Auckland, a more significant housing policy. The “Unitary Plan” is woefully short on detail, but it concedes that KiwiBuild’s target of 10,000 new homes a year is easily achievable (I guess it’s only impossible when Labour propose it).

$300,000 homes in Key’s own electorate

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, January 31st, 2013 - 78 comments


While Labour flounders around talking about 4 bedroom houses for $485,000 (who wants a four bedroom house, anyway), Metiria Turei cut to the quick in a question to Key: “has he never visited his own electorate and taken a look at homes such as those on Hobsonville Road, Cyril Crescent, and Mona Vale that are stand-alone family homes costing around $300,000?”

Where is National on house prices?

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, January 16th, 2013 - 41 comments


With a 10% increase in the median house price last year, we’re firmly back on a damaging house price binge. Labour has policies that address the issue. Where is National?

A new house every 13 minutes

Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, November 27th, 2012 - 82 comments


KiwiBuild has the Nats rattled. It’s difficult to oppose a program that creates both affordable housing and jobs, but they’re doing their best.  One of their lines is that NZ can’t build houses that quickly.  They’re wrong – here’s why.

The Auckland property market

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, November 26th, 2012 - 194 comments


The Auckland property market is back through the roof again, as well covered in The Herald this weekend. Labour’s solution is to build more houses. National’s “solution” is to complain about Labour’s solution.

KiwiBuild roundup

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, November 22nd, 2012 - 144 comments

state house plan

Media reaction to KiwiBuild has been largely positive, the policy is described as “bold”, “brave”, and (just as important!) – “do able”. I’m sticking with my first reaction, this is a historic policy.

KiwiBuild vs. what?

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, November 21st, 2012 - 50 comments

state house plan

KiwiBuild is an excellent policy that would make a real difference to housing, jobs, and the economy in NZ. John Key’s critique had all the credibility you’d expect from the man whose major economic policy was a cycleway.


Written By: - Date published: 1:13 pm, November 18th, 2012 - 212 comments


100,000 new entry level homes. The biggest public building programme in over fifty years. Hope for young families and households. A massive boost to jobs and the economy.

This is a historic policy.

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