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  • #1641749
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    drlivingstone
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    But what about  Hobsonville Point  Is Nationals  Bottom line  Affordable Homes  67sqm. @ $450,000 by going in the ballot or $649,000 otherwise. So How many people in the  ballot for how many Affordable Homes  50 people for one home? two homes? or what?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    More State houses need to be built, but the quarter acre section stand alone home is no longer affordable and the land unattainable. The ideal utopia of subsidised living is still with us, and is necessary in many cases. So be it. Just get on with providing for those who need it. The influx of Kiwis returning home and new colonisers coming to live is good for the country and must be housed. Do our banks have to be Aussie owned or would N.Z. owned be too expensive along with everything else we struggle to pay for along with a Cathedral just because it is owned by the religion which owns half the city anyway. People before edifices should be first.

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    Who owns NZ now? the Bryan Bruce doco last night was interesting. It seems other Pacific rim cities are also having problems in housing,& have taken steps to deal with the situation,but ours is mostly unaddressed,with govt waiting for the ‘market’ to somehow magically fix it.

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    For those who missed the Bryan Bruce doco last night. Here is the link ….

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/latest/96755666/housing-crisis-documentary-pulls-no-punches-on-eve-of-election?cid=facebook.post.96755666

    Supergold-Wainuiomata

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    I was talking to a compatriot who was a fitter and aged 75 and he helped his apprentices build their houses. He was telling me that those apprentices are now doing ok and are about 50 so the sub-divider codicils that prevent young people from buying a section and building a garage to live in while they build a house are a fairly recent thing.

    I’m not sure that an individual can buy a vacant section in our area as most of them are bought of the plan by speculators and builders before the subdivision is developed.

    The idea of being able to buy a block of land near your place of work is becoming harder to envisage and so I hope that we can accommodate this in our changes to the way things are done in the future.

    TedE - Papakura -

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    440 houses owned by 120 mp”s:

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/topnz/videos/?ref=page_internal

    TedE - Papakura -

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    21 houses alone by The Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy apparently is the record.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

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    Hardly surprising they’re not keen to fix the housing crisis,then. To hell with the renters as long as they can make a profit. 😈

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    I’m not to sure how the Spinoff came about or it’s source of funding however I found this interesting?

    I’m a landlord and the claim we’ll hike rents if Labour wins the election is BS

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    Dirty politics – or at the least,deliberately misleading.

     

     

    “Let’s start with representation.

    It turns out that the “73.6% of landlords” is in fact 600 of the 816 people who filled in a survey sent to members of the New Zealand Property Investors Federation (NZPIF), an organisation that sounds about as representative of the average landlord as the Taxpayers Union is of the average human.”

     

    😈

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