Protest Housing Crisis at The Block NZ open home this weekend

By   /   August 3, 2016  /   9 Comments

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When there is a housing crisis, and there are families living in garages and cars, do you think that its fair that a prime time TV show celebrates property speculation?

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This weekend The Block NZ is hosting its open house. When there is a housing crisis, and there are families living in garages and cars, do you think that its fair that a prime time TV show celebrates property speculation?

Housing is for people, not profit.

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Joe Carolan

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Joe Carolan, Unite Union campaigner, Socialist activist.

9 Comments

  1. darth smith says:

    what time when and where this sounds like a good one it going be a lot of fun

  2. Vicky says:

    What’s even worse is that “Renters” show that was on this week. A family was being evicted for not paying the rent. The property managers were changing the locks, it was never mentioned whether the family had anywhere to go, is this supposed to be entertainment?

  3. countryboy says:

    Crass, vulgar, classless, rude, ridiculous, absurd, pointless, wasteful, brainless, cruel, vile and greedy.
    I think that about describes NZ TV and its ‘ target’ audience. Homeless people should be glad they don’t have a roof for the ariel.

  4. Mike in Auckland says:

    Oh, where’s my comment? Gone?

  5. from the Right Bank says:

    Julie Christie’s associations with The Block?
    Julie Christie’s associations with the Flag Change panel?
    Julie Christie and Mark Weldon’s part in the Campbell Live debacle?

    Aren’t you left-wing protesters just obsessed with successful women who have links with the National Party?

    Isn’t all this just a beat-up on par with the way the Chiefs Rugby team treats the strippers it hires?

    Time to go and hug trees, sing “Kumbaya” and sit and smoke cannabis, wishing it was ‘medicinally approved’?

    • Mike in Auckland says:

      FTRB – enjoy your “Steiny”, mate, you are poor at hitting below the beltline, but once you’re off the piss, we can perhaps come back and talk some facts and sense?

      • from the Right Bank says:

        So how do you think the protest against Julie Christie will go then?
        Lots of strong women in the National Party will be quaking in their collective alligator shoes, if the protest gets any media attention (which it won’t by the way). So business as usual on Monday and during the auctions.

        The Block is popular in New Zealand, but left-wing carping and poking sticks at the wealthy isn’t. Get over it, let those that like watching it, get on with it.

        You have a lot of power in New Zealand that many around the world do not. You have the right to protest by turning off your television. You have the right to charge up some batteries by windpower and solar energy and change channel by remote. You have the right to Universal Superannuation (but not for long).

        What sort of protests are you going to have when Winston comes into coalition with the right, or resigns and Superannuation is dismantled in cross-party agreements? Many Kiwis are using the value of their houses and investment houses to fund their personal Superannuation. That’s why to some extent, the Block is popular, because Kiwis can see that the National and Right Coalition have the right idea by immigration easement to encourage a healthy housing market, to replace Superannuation. The writing is on the wall for Superannuation in favour of families looking after the elderly.

        In the meantime, it is 7.25pm, time to knock the top off a Steinie bro’ and watch the Block. Can’t wait to see the protests! Or will they be MIA, MIA

        • Mike in Auckland says:

          No sense and few facts, I won’t bother with you, as it is only feeding the troll.

  6. Mike in Auckland says:

    When will sanity be restored to the brainwashed “masses” of this country, I ask?

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/82871289/the-block-nz-fans-flock-to-open-homes-despite-the-rain

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/82125242/Pokemon-Go-could-be-next-big-marketing-tool-for-retailers

    Two legged sheeples all over the show.

    With such madness we will not get any progress soon.