Daily review 15/04/2019

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19 comments on “Daily review 15/04/2019”

  1. Kat 1

    New skits on Morning Retort one called “Argue with Guyon”. First up was Simon Bridges with a debut, no I didn’t, yes you did, no I didn’t, but you did, that’s not what i said, yes it was, no , yes, but you have a report, yes but no……….the other skit called “Guess the Series with Susie” with dial in punters guessing how TV series will end, first up this morning was Game of Thrones final season.

    Meanwhile over at Garners…………..

  2. mickysavage 2

    Latest Colmar Brunton poll.

    Labour up 3 to 48%
    National down 2 to 40%
    Greens 6%
    NZ First 4%

    Ardern up 7% to 51%. Bridges’s bad week just got worse.

    • Good news for labour in the face of a coordinated anti cgt campaign.
      Good news the green core is holding steady.

      Great news for those hoping for a labour/green coalition next year.

    • Kat 2.2

      Slowly the phone slid off the hook…………..the hum of the dial tone was in sync with Simon Bridges voice………….then click……hello hello hello, is there anyone there said Simon………….. Dammit he whined, its all Labours fault.

    • Sacha 2.3

      51 seems a tad low.

      • Kat 2.3.1

        Yes, but then can you imagine how many of that 40% must be spinning out………they elected to be on a ship of fools that is now sinking in the middle of the ocean…..with not a life boat in sight…

        • Sacha

          The wording would be interesting. If it asked whether she was doing a good job as PM I have seen even committed righties say yes over the last month.

    • Dennis Frank 2.4

      I predict that all those people commenting here that Greens & NZF will be out of parliament after the next election on the basis of the Reid poll the other day will not repeat that prediction here & now.

      Interesting that the major party figures and margin are similar for both polls, while contradicting each other on the other two parties. Statisticians would dismiss the anomaly as a random fluctuation of course, within the margin of error.

      I agree with the comment about the effect of cgt being non-existent despite the business poll suggesting otherwise – time for the coalition to finalise their tax policy I reckon. Strike while the public mood is so pro-govt & measure any negative effect via the next poll.

  3. McFlock 3

    So here’s a whoopsie: temporary signs at the Aotea Centre in Auckland have been printed out while the permanent signs are being made. The text is identical, but the braille lettering is just painted on like the rest of the lettering.

    Apparently the centre has received no complaints… from people who can’t see the balls-up.

    Personallsy I’d have gotten someone to use a glue gun and some flatback rhinestones to sort the problem – add a bit of sparkle to the signs…

  4. A 4

    Sad to hear on radio today that this is likely the last week for Simon Bridges as leader. Very disappointing if it’s true.

    • ianmac 4.1

      Hell. Hope not. Simon gives us so so much.

      • mickysavage 4.1.1

        All we are saying, is give Simon a chance …

      • mac1 4.1.2

        “Après lui, le déluge.” The flood of public opinion will sweep away Mr Bridges, deservedly so. But what comes after?

        Yeats had it thusly.
        “The centre cannot hold……….
        And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
        Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”

  5. The Chairman 5

    Will the growth of long term rental properties add to the cost of housing and rents?

    The market is responding to the demand for long-term rentals by offering small time investors the opportunity to buy shares in houses which would then be rented out.

    People would be able to invest as little as $100 to partake. Adding another demographic (of investor types) to the property sector.

    Shares (not the property itself) would have to be on-sold for investors to cash up.

    The upside to this structure of property investment is of course the long-term rentals it will provide.

    The downside is the added demographic of investors to the property sector further adding to demand, thus the cost of housing. Moreover, the increase the structure creates in those seeking a return from a rental is likely to add to the cost of that rental.


    • Graeme 5.1

      It might have legs if an easy formal structure can be developed, kind of like an ADLS lease for commercial rentals, to keep it seemly. Otherwise it looks like a wide boy scheme.

      But sorting out the taxation of realised capital income should open up a lot of new capital structures for housing. There should be listed vehicles in the game, like in commercial, along with appropriate regulation and structures. A few individuals making huge returns flipping, and being tax exempt, makes it too hard at present, both at a corporate and individual level.

      • The Chairman 5.1.1

        Why do you believe there should be listed vehicles in the game?

        With the soaring cost of houses and rents, the country requires a far more cost effective approach to long-term housing.

  6. soddenleaf 6

    America re-elected Obama, then Democrats put up a Women. Do you think that white without a degree went heavily for Trump, might have had something to do with something as simple as the Democrats no longer looking like them? Clinton did not bother to reach out to Sanders voters, just more distance placed between her and working class votes. She stopped advertising in the three states that were her downfall.

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