- #1641749drlivingstoneMemberMember since: October 22, 2006
Replies: 34938drlivingstone September 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm
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?
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1641805joybelMemberMember since: November 2, 2006
Replies: 33241joybel September 13, 2017 at 10:15 am
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.#1641808lilith7 September 13, 2017 at 11:22 am
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.#1641870supergoldMemberMember since: May 9, 2009
Replies: 8046supergold September 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm
For those who missed the Bryan Bruce doco last night. Here is the link ….
Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)#1641993TedE September 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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 -#1642320TedE September 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm
440 houses owned by 120 mp”s:
TedE - Papakura -#1642323drlivingstoneMemberMember since: October 22, 2006
Replies: 34938drlivingstone September 17, 2017 at 4:11 pm
21 houses alone by The Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy apparently is the record.
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1642393lilith7 September 18, 2017 at 10:59 am
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. 😈#1642479TedE September 18, 2017 at 5:18 pm
I’m not to sure how the Spinoff came about or it’s source of funding however I found this interesting?
TedE - Papakura -#1642572lilith7 September 19, 2017 at 11:36 am
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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