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    arandar
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    Labour committed to building 149 affordable homes in Palmerston North. They will be a mix of Terrace and stand-alone houses of one two and three bedrooms.
    They will be built on the STILL VACANT LAND prepared for house building by the outgoing Labour govt back in 2008.

    You see that? The three blocks of land cleared for the building of affordable homes by Clark’s Labour govt in 2008 are still lying empty, unused, 9 long years of a National govt later, 9 years of growing homelessness, rising cost of housing, state house sales and demolitions, child poverty and increased cost of living.

    Build more houses.
    Let’s Do This

    🌊Arandar🏄🏽‍♀️

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    That really is shameful – almost 10 years,its been allowed to remain unbuilt on,while we have working people living in cars fgs.

    I wish our politicians would summon the maturity,commonsense & compassion to put aside their differences,refrain from political point scoring & damn well work together to fix our housing crisis because its very apparent that nine years of ‘letting the market’ fix it has only worsened the problem.

    They ought to be thoroughly ashamed of themselves – & might,if they had any conscience. 😈  👿

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    I use this below to make my point.

    This voluntary programme aims to improve the standard of Wellington rental properties and provides benefits for both landlords and tenants. The University of Otago, Wellington acknowledges the support of the Wellington City Council in partnering with us to launch this programme

    Home ownership verses renting

    Many bemoan the fall off of home ownership. The move in recent years to provide higher standards for tenants in rental properties make renting a better proposition than buying. The political forces are placing emphasis on rental property WOF. It’s as if buying your own property you can afford to bring your own home to WOF standards, go to it. Along with other reasons home ownership as an option is becoming heavily out weighed by the benefits of renting.

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    Arandar, lilith7

    Have you done any investigation into that vacant land?
    Could be that Labour ran into a spot of bother with the local council, or perhaps there was trouble getting builders etc, or perhaps they ran out of cash.

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    Doogie : A point about renting versus home ownership that you seem to miss is the fact that when most renters reach retirement they need govt. assistance to pay their rent and suffer the insecurity of tenancy.

    Surely it is better for people to use their income during working life towards homeownership rather than having many onerseas trips & a flash car etc through that period, then becoming an extra burden on state at retirement.

    Our generation can mostly live quite comfortably in retirement due to home ownership & a modest savings. Why turn this country into a great place for the  property investors and a miserable place for those who never achieve the security of home ownership.

    Gabyone Auckland region

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    Gabyone – with the second paragraph of your posting above you are a most effectively positive social democratic “Third Way” promoter among all us GrownUps so far.

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    Gabyone.

    Surely it is better for people to use their income during working life towards homeownership rather than having many onerseas trips & a flash car etc through that period, then becoming an extra burden on state at retirement.

    Absolutly true but that comes from short sightedness whether renting or owning a home. No retirement savings plan.

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    Could be Mommabear but, as far as I know, isn’t.

    I understand these blocks of land are publicly owned, the necessary plans and permits were in place for 149 homes to be built and only the election of a National govt stopped it from happening.

    If you know differently, please tell us and provide the links.

    🌊Arandar🏄🏽‍♀️

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    Arandar

    You seem to know more “as far as I know” and “I understand” than you’re letting on. So how about proving the actual date with the written proof the necessary plans and permits were in place.

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