Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, November 4th, 2017 - 401 comments
The briefing to incoming Housing Minister Phil Twyford shows clearly that a crisis in housing developed under National’s watch.
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, August 6th, 2017 - 102 comments
Labour has announced its Auckland Transport policy.
Written By: - Date published: 8:33 am, August 6th, 2017 - 15 comments
In an attempt to take the thunder away from Labour’s Auckland Transport announcement National’s offer was leaked this week to the Herald. But it is uninspiring, and shows a continued commitment to roading as providing a solution.
Written By: - Date published: 4:35 pm, July 27th, 2017 - 22 comments
This afternoon in Parliament during question time Paula Bennett showed clearly that this Government has no idea what to do about the housing crisis.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, November 9th, 2016 - 126 comments
Andrea Vance has attacked Labour’s Ready to Work policy and claimed that the policy does not add up, despite being told how the figures had been arrived at.
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, November 8th, 2016 - 21 comments
Paula Bennett has announced a new spend of $300 million to address the non existing housing crisis. But the announcement appears to be little more than a refinancing of Housing Corp and an admission that the Government should have stopped taking Housing Corp dividends years ago.
Written By: - Date published: 11:42 am, October 13th, 2016 - 36 comments
Housing Corporation is forecast to run out of money by next February if urgent action is not taken.
Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, October 12th, 2016 - 82 comments
National is borrowing another Labour-Green policy and has announced a lite version of Labour’s Kiwibuild policy.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 5th, 2016 - 148 comments
Phil Twyford argues housing will be the defining challenge for the next Labour-led Government, and sets out Labour’s reform agenda.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, September 8th, 2016 - 111 comments
It may have been brief and passing but yesterday National lost control of Parliament. And it was all their own fault.
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, April 30th, 2016 - 63 comments
Labour had a strong week this week with the disclosure of individuals behind a Mossack Fonseca related entity had criminal convictions for environmental damage forcing the OIO to review its original decision. Grant Robertson has correctly called for a full inquiry into the circumstances relating to the Government stopping a review of the Foreign Trust regime. And Phil Twyford has persuaded the OAG to rule that Housing New Zealand’s handling of parts of the housing sale process were sub standard.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, April 15th, 2016 - 41 comments
As Nick Smith flounders about uselessly, here are extracts from Phil Twyford’s speech on solutions to the housing crisis in Auckland.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, February 16th, 2016 - 76 comments
The desire of many New Zealanders to put a beach in the South Island under public control presents the opposition parties with a great opportunity to identify and defend common ground.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 11th, 2015 - 85 comments
David Carter’s refusal to rule John Key’s “backing the rapists” comment out of order raises issues about his ability to properly do the job of speaker.
Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, July 14th, 2015 - 390 comments
Phil Quin: “I cannot, however, belong to an organisation that considers racial profiling fair sport. It really is that simple. I will rejoin once this or any future leader publicly repudiates such tactics.”
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, July 13th, 2015 - 324 comments
Labour’s Housing Spokesperson Phil Twyford responds to accusations of racism and points to the way forward. The Labour Party will limit foreign speculation, build affordable houses and replenish the State Housing stock.
Written By: - Date published: 11:08 am, July 12th, 2015 - 174 comments
Phil Twyford’s recent announcement on Auckland’s housing crisis raises important issues concerning the inflow of overseas capital into our housing market. But should it have depersonalised the argument?
Written By: - Date published: 12:16 pm, November 18th, 2014 - 11 comments
Gerry Brownlee has admitted and been fined for entering a security area at Christchurch Airport. But there is an issue about whether he had a defence to the charge that he actually faced. And despite John Key’s and the CAA’s indication the report into the incident would be released it is now being withheld.
Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, November 1st, 2014 - 78 comments
Paula Bennett thinks that selling off much of the country’s housing stock is exciting and sexy and that the market and a group of charities will be able to resolve the country’s housing issues.
Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, June 12th, 2014 - 203 comments
Four alleged murders out west in the past month have caused a great deal of soul searching. What is going wrong? What can we do to prevent any further tragic loss of life?
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, April 25th, 2014 - 54 comments
Phil Twyford has exposed the government’s asset-stripping approach to running down state housing, while favouring of private & overseas entities. The Greens & Mana have strong policies for increasing the amount of state housing. Still waiting for a commitment from Labour.
Written By: - Date published: 1:08 am, November 26th, 2013 - 99 comments
Ok, I know this image has a lot of issues. It is a 256 color animated gif. Dithered to hell. Bad colour balance, tilt and even a moving focus point. But it certainly makes its point about what kind of road space we’re paying for to inefficiently fill with cars? Have the idiots at NZTA and in this incompetent National government not read their own statistics? Roads aren’t filling up. Public transport does.