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  • #1657538
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    drlivingstone
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    So six weeks after a change of Government officials have given a very different picture to the new government. in briefings to Phil Twyford.

    The falling housing market is leading to stark inequality between the old and the young and the rich and the poor.This inequality was harmful to the healthof Kiwis, productivity and to the Governments books.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1657589
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    “And please, understand, this BIM would have been presented to the Min of Housing, whether Labour or National. I wonder if we’d have seen it if a National led Govt had taken the Treasury benches again.”

     

    I shouldn’t think so for a minute Arandar. It would have been swiftly swept under the carpet,accompanied by another rash of stories in the media about the dreadful behaviour of those house-wrecking,P using,non rent paying tenants. Especially HNZ tenants & we’d all have had another dose of ‘there is no housing crisis’ medicine.

    With perhaps a tasteful story in the media all about a thrifty 12 year old (of the correct political pedigree,naturally) who’d just bought his second investment property. 🙄  🙄

     

     

    On a more serious note,in view of the problems we face,what’s needed is a govt which will put the needs of Kiwis first. And I’m hoping that’s what we’ve got – while keeping in mind that there isn’t a govt anywhere which has never made a mistake, & that a coalition will have particular differences to a non coalition govt.

     

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    I see the man who’s spent 58 weeks in a motel at  $700+pw after being evicted from his HNZ flat was evicted because of one of those dodgy Meth tests, since proven to be infested with false positives and other serious flaws.  Like money for jam for the dodgy testing agencies

    He has serious health issues.

    he spent considerable time living in his car in his daughters driveway

    it’s cost north of $40,000 so far and still counting

    I wonder if his flat has been retenanted or sold or what?

    If this sort of thing is Nationals responsible rental management or fiscal management or responsible anything, I’d reiterate, that party should never get near the Treasury benches again.

    It’s absolutely freakin crazy.

    🌊Arandar🏄🏽‍♀️

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    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11737621
    ” The state housing agency has also shot back at criticism that it misused meth testing guidelines to unfairly kick out vulnerable tenants.

    It comes after the Ministry of Health says it repeatedly told Housing NZ that guidelines for meth testing should only be applied to houses where “P”, or pure methamphetamine had been manufactured.

    HNZ had instead applied the guidelines to any house where P had been smoked, despite the risk of harm and contamination being lower.
    The New Zealand Drug Foundation said HNZ owed an apology, and possibly compensation, to evicted tenants.”

     

    The previous govt was only able to do this – & encourage’ investment landlords’ (AKA their wealthy mates) because they constantly maintained that there was no housing crisis. They knew perfectly well there was,but it was to their benefit to ignore that.

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    Doogie Are you not ashamed of   the millions wasted on meth testing with your government of choices wastage of $75 million on testing and remediating houses that are or  were contaminated  on the basis of a standard that cannot distinguish between a place that is genuinely contaminated or a place that has an infinitesimally  small residue that would pose no risk. So a man has to spend 58 weeks in a motel costing the government  $44,000 after traces of meth were found in his home.Phil Twyford apologisd to Robert Erueti and his daughter  today  for his eviction from his home of 15 years. He told him that Housing NZ  have been given a clear message to change their policy and move to a new approach dealing with this issue that is more compassionate and considered. Some 900 properties  have been left vacant in a housing crisis and that has been fuelled by a meths testing industry  that saw an opportunity to make a dollar. $75 million would be very handy in Steven Joyces underfunding crises.eh?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    There is something wrong here Dr L…….

    Twyford apologisd to Robert Erueti and his daughter today for his eviction from his home of 15 years. ……

    When a senior minister of the crown Phil Twyford apologises to a a tenant of a state house for being removed from that house due to P contamination demonstrates a serious deficiency in comprehention. That tenant has had a duty of care for this house for 15 years. You don’t make apologies in this situation unless you have substantual proof that the contamination took place before the 15 years of ocupancy of this tenant

    Are you as comfortable with his sanctioning of P smoking in state housing as you seem to be?

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    #1657690
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    Sorry Doogie There needs to be changes to the existing regime When traces of meth were found support, not eviction,would be the first approachThe moral panic of The Nat Government took hold  was drummed up and exploited by a meth testing industry that saw an opportunity to make a dollar.Put that together and we have a standard that was patently not fit for purpose.The eviction of Robert Erueti  made his life immeasurably more difficult’The Minister apologised to him and his daughter on behalf of the government.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    Great to see that the Minister of Housing , Michael Woodhouse, has confirmed in the House, that the Government will deliver 100,000 in the next 10 years in addition to those built by the Private Sector. And his number does not include the 34,000 homes being built in Auckland under National’s Crown Building Project.

    So this will be in addition to the 200,000 private homes that are expected to be built over the next six years.

    Woodhouse has committed to a very challenging project. If he fails to fulfil his claim then there will be charges of ‘lying to Parliament’. Great to see a MP who is willing to put his/her career on the line.

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    #1657700
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    Sorry Dr L but Mr Twyford was out of line with his apology when there is a high likelihood of that tenantt being resposible for P contamination in this case. No tenant deserves an apology unless there is evidence of contamination taking place prior to that tenants occupation. Twyford and yourself have not presented mentioned any evidence.

    Sorry Dr L bot Mr Twyford was out of order with his opology. No senior minister should expose themselves to a second meanig that this opology carries. The second meaning is that after 15 years it is highly likely that this tenant is responsible for the contamination and is not taken to task. No everdence is offered to validate an opology

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    A bit of a mixup there. I thought I had lost the first pne

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