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Daily Review 15/07/15

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 pm, July 15th, 2015 - 24 comments
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(Apologies was having a few beers with some friends – MS)

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24 comments on “Daily Review 15/07/15 ”

  1. adam 1

    Because we could all do with a giggle – Hard to believe it’s 8 years old.

  2. bearded git 2

    Labour got the “nz real estate is being rapidly sold to overseas buyers (especially from china)”issue right. Well done and great publicity for Labour. Nats (crosby textor) got it wrong, as did the jump-on-the-racism-bandwaggon liberals and the Greens.

    Keep it up, watch the polls rise.

    • Colonial Viper 2.1

      minor bump for Labour at best, 0% to 3% short term gain to Labour max IMO, with significant medium term damage.

      • Paul 2.1.1

        Not if you go by comments everywhere.
        I’d say ( apart from the Real Estate industry and others with a vested interest in this) comments are almost unanimous in favour of tackling the housing crisis.

        • marty mars 2.1.1.1

          yep pretty soon all the middleclass anglokiwi property speculators will get a clear run again – until the bubble bursts that is

        • Colonial Viper 2.1.1.2

          comments are almost unanimous in favour of tackling the housing crisis.

          for sure

          but did you notice that helped Labour not at all in 2014

          • Paul 2.1.1.2.1

            It’s just that some of the people who are approving of Twyford’s are normally Labour voters. They will get the votes of middle class families who can see the prices slowly leaving their range.

            • marty mars 2.1.1.2.1.1

              At last!!! – thanks Paul – it all becomes clear now

              • Paul

                What becomes clear?
                The fact that I put forward the needs of New Zealanders above the power of international capital.
                I have no idea why you are so hostile to me because of this.

                • sorry I’ll tone it down – I’ve just felt very frustrated and your multiple comments irritated me – my stuff, I’ll work on it – sorry again

                  It becomes clear that it is all about the votes for labour – fair enough I spose they have to get traction from somewhere even from, imo, a dirty, low place.

            • Colonial Viper 2.1.1.2.1.2

              They will get the votes of middle class families who can see the prices slowly leaving their range.

              What kind of “middle class families” are you talking about who can afford even the $600,000 house prices of 2007 or the $750,000 house prices of last year?

              • cricklewood

                I do wonder if things like inheritance are providing large amounts of capital which allow a middle class family to get a $600k + property with a mortgage small enough to pay.
                I know my folks aren’t getting any younger…

      • infused 2.1.2

        They will dip.

        • Colonial Viper 2.1.2.1

          I do think that is also a distinct possibility.

          • infused 2.1.2.1.1

            I thought they may gain slightly, but after the guy being fired tonight, and the whiff of something else to this story, I cannot see this going in Labours favor anymore.

        • Skinny 2.1.2.2

          Don’t you mean they will take a bath in Auckland when the correction comes? I wouldn’t be surprised if prices stabilise and cause a bit of panic selling to cash up while the going is still good. Especially for those semi/retired and are clock watching while stuck in gridlock seeing time pass them by in the seat of a car.

          Nothing like seeing the final act of the rock star and getting out of the stadium before the crush/crash of the crowd. 400 K buys a nice beach property in the winterless North.

    • Saarbo 2.2

      @bearded git
      +1000

  3. Clemgeopin 4

    Banks warn of loophole in Government inefficient plan to track foreign buyers:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/70269554/banks-warn-of-loophole-in-government-plan-to-track-foreign-buyers

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