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Nine years of National rule brought us …

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, December 11th, 2017 - 56 comments
Categories: Economy, housing, national, same old national - Tags:

One of the worst consequences of nine long years of National rule presented by that well known left wing periodical the Financial Times.

56 comments on “Nine years of National rule brought us … ”

  1. indiana 1

    I want to learn more, is there a link to the source of this data?

  2. Michael 2

    The Nats’ must be pleased with their efforts – and so must the 46% of New Zealanders who support them (the callous, heartless pricks). OTOH, the ball is now firmly in Labour’s court – I’m sure its champion player, Mr Twyford, is on top of things and look forward to a massive increase in social housing by this time next year.

    • One Anonymous Bloke 2.1

      the 46% of New Zealanders

      At the election, 35% of enrolled voters supported National: about 25% of the population.

      It’s not great, but it isn’t as bad as 46% implies.

    • indiana 2.2

      He’s 1269 houses behind schedule…

      • tc 2.2.1

        Yes dear

      • One Anonymous Bloke 2.2.2

        Really? Erm, no, it turns out you are either ignorant of the policy, or lying about it. Or perhaps you were duped by a third party.*

        In the coming three years, KiwiBuild aims to gradually ramp up to 10,000/year high-quality affordable new residences for first-home buyers, half in Auckland, to build 100,000 residences in a decade.

        Twyford said it would take about three years for the programme to kick into full-strength, starting out at a few hundred or possibly 1000 residences in the first year.

        My bold.

        *Care to comment? I’m fascinated by how people start believing lies.

  3. JessNZ 3

    One very relevant recent article on the grand plans to address homelessness by a private building boom, especially in brownfield development in popular areas:

    ‘”Walker said it seemed Auckland Council tried to be helpful but there appeared to be no penalties for the developers when things went wrong….Council workers have admitted to me that they don’t have the resources to keep up with the building demand. They are well aware of a certain sector in the industry cutting corners, but they’re almost powerless to do anything about it….’

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/99540064/building-is-booming-but-what-are-neighbours-rights

  4. Andrew 4

    So it was .76% in 2001, .83% in 2006 (increasing) and 1% in 2013. The 2013 figures no doubt include a number of houses that were destroyed in Christchurch so i am not at all surprised that the number increased.

    http://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago613529.html

    So by the above numbers, we were still way out in front in 2006 based on the OECD figures.

    What will be interesting is the figures in the next census.

  5. Tanz 5

    An economy that is the top of the OECD and is the envy of the rest of the OECD,
    low inflation, low interest rates, high employment rates, New Zealand;s reputation shining overseas, better wages, more benefits for workers, a better Kiwi saver
    scheme, awesome work in Christchurch, and two of the best Prime Ministers this country has ever had, bar none. Competence and common sense. Thanks National, you are in my dreams and prayers. The list is endless, National improved NZ one hundred percent in nine short years! Sir John Key and Bill English deserve more than mere medals!! Labour must wish they were them.

    • Anne 5.1

      Why is it every time I see the name Tanz on the comments section I can’t wait to read her latest feverish homage to the Nats. It makes me feel so good. 😛

      • greywarshark 5.1.1

        Anne
        I admire your fortitude and patience.

        • McFlock 5.1.1.1

          I’m finding Tanz pretty funny lately, too.

          Sort of how the nats are the winningest winners, with the bestest prime ministers, everybody loves them… Ardern must really be a giant-killer, persuading NZ1 to turn their backs on such awesomeness 🙂

          • Tanz 5.1.1.1.1

            Winston Peters was just looking for vengeance against the Nats, and Bill English, for old scores. This is well known. Also, I suspect that National just wouldn’t give him what he wanted, at seven percent support and with no electorate seat, and told him to take his greed elsewhere, even if it meant Opposition for awhile. Good on them, integrity and did not sell their souls for power, unlike some. When Winston gave his speech on the night he anointed Labour, he looked both angry and unconvincing, that’s why I suspect it was National who shunned him.

            • ropata 5.1.1.1.1.1

              what a bizarre fantasy world you live in

            • Draco T Bastard 5.1.1.1.1.2

              Winston Peters was just looking for vengeance against the Nats, and Bill English, for old scores. This is well known.

              If true then perhaps the Nats shouldn’t play dirty then there wouldn’t be any old scores to settle.

              But, of course, Nats aren’t capable playing any other way as they simply don’t have any honour.

              Good on them, integrity and did not sell their souls for power, unlike some.

              So, why have you and all the other RWNJs been whinging about NZ1st going with Labour instead?

              And then there’s the reports that National actually offered more baubles in an attempt to buy Winston and he turned them down. This tends to indicate that the honour and integrity doesn’t lie with National.

              When Winston gave his speech on the night he anointed Labour, he looked both angry and unconvincing,

              No, he looked absolutely fucken exhausted.

              Meanwhile, all of the National MPs and a lot of the other RWNJs looked like they were chewing rocks after being denied power.

            • McFlock 5.1.1.1.1.3

              lol

              comedy gold

    • One Anonymous Bloke 5.2

      The graph reported in the Financial Times comes from the OECD, you fucking moron.

      If the economy is performing so well how come you right wing trash have to shit on homeless families?

    • dv 5.3

      Tanz
      Had a look at the problems schools are having getting teacher in Auckland?
      Thanks Natz
      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11957620

      Re Kiwisave.
      The Natz halved the tax rebate. Yep that better Eh

    • greg 5.4

      what a tosser

    • Trey 5.5

      You seem to be channeling the spirit of Fisiani more each day Tanz

    • National improved NZ one hundred percent in nine short years! Sir John Key and Bill English deserve more than mere medals!!

      Pfft, their achievements are vanishingly small when compared to those of dear leader Kim Jong Il of the DPRK:


      * The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.

      * As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chastised his teachers for their incorrect interpretations of history.* Kim wrote six full operas in two years, “all of which are better than any in the history of music,” according to his official biography.

      * He designed the Tower of the Juche Idea, a 170-metre tower in the east bank of the River Taedong in central Pyongyang that is topped by a glowing red flame.

      * Kim’s official biography also claims that he wrote 1,500 books during his time at Kim Sung Il University, from where he graduated in 1964.

  6. Grey Area 6

    More static from Planet Key. Couldn’t make out a word of it thankfully.

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