Remember, according to National, four out of five renters in NZ not able to buy a house isn’t a crisis

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Would the National Government of NZ consider NZ had a Housing Crisis if…

Crisis? What crisis?

According to the National Government,  four out of five renters in NZ not able to buy a house isn’t a crisis. I suppose when the National Party MPs own 201 properties between them, they see no problem whatsoever.

But it does beg the question, what the fuck would the National Party consider a housing crisis?

Would the National Government of NZ consider NZ had a Housing Crisis if…

  • A meteorite strikes Auckland Central and the resulting thermonuclear blast killed over a million Aucklanders?
  • If a Volcano erupted on the North Shore eradicating over a quarter of a million houses?
  • If Aliens launched an invasion on Auckland and started eating the brains of any human being they could find?
  • If white middle class property owning National Party voters cant’t continue to property speculate?
  • Eminem threatened a copyright lawsuit?

…the delusional denial of the National Government over the Housing Crisis is now an absurdity.

Will New Zealanders continue to prop this delusion up in September?

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8 Comments

  1. Siobhan says:

    “Renting is unaffordable for 66 per cent of people in NZ, and 64 per cent of people in Auckland”…this is the bit I really do not understand, not owning your own home should not make you a second class citizen till the day you die.
    Being stressed while you pay a mortgage is one thing, it sure isn’t fun, but there are ways to ease that and atleast you know you’ll be okay when you retire, and there is a good chance of making some nice tax free Capital gains each time you sell (assuming you downsize and move to a cheaper area)
    …but whats the pay off for renters paying the landlords mortgage?
    ..what plans are there to make renting an affordable, dignified, viable life time option? especially when you consider the numbers of children growing up in rentals.
    ..and while we’re at it, as long as everyone is determined that houses should be viewed as a tradable commodity, and the basis for growing our personal wealth, whats the end game really going to be..

    “Bahmanteymouri has completed a thesis examining the influence of “neoliberalism” on urban planning and found the focus on achieving lower prices through greater supply had caused affordability problems across the world.”

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/92265722/More-land-and-houses-means-fewer-affordable-properties-academic-says

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      THIS CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION WILL DO ANYTHING TO WIN ANOTHER ELECTION AND WILL CONTINUE TO DISTORT THE FACTS AND GAG THE MEDIA TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE DISTORTING THE ELECTION CHANCES ALREADY.

      BUT TODAY A BIT OF SUNSHINE FELL ON THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS MAB AND THEIR CORRUPTION.

      WE SE ON RNZ NEWS AT 5PM THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS FOUND OUT THAT THEY WERE SENDING A THREATENING LETTER TO ONE OF THEIR AGENCIES IN A MEMO, THAT THIS AGENCY WAS NOT PERMITTED TO SEND OUT ANY NEGATIVE ISSUES CURRENTLY ON GOVERNMENT POLICIES, AND THE LETTER INFORMATION WAS RELEASED AND THE GOVERNMENT WAS FORCED TO APOLOGISE FOR THE LETTER AND SAID “IT WAS A MISTAKE”.

      YEAH RIGHT.

      SO NOW THE CAT IS OUT OF THE BAG ON HOW CORRUPT THIS MOB REALLY ARE.

      • Mike in Auckland says:

        I guess you refer to this:
        http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/201843510/emergency-housing-providers-instructed-not-to-talk-to-media

        Excerpt:
        “Some providers received a directive from the ministry last night, telling them not to talk to media without first talking to it.

        The email, with the subject ‘Media Protocol’, was sent by a regional contracts manager, and instructed providers that they must talk to their regional contracts managers if they were aware of an issue relating to emergency housing that was “likely to appear in the media”.

        The email stated: “You will be aware that emergency housing has been a key area of interest in the media recently and is likely to continue to be into the future. Understandably, it is critical that the Ministry is advised of any media coverage that arises and we need your support to do so.

        “If you receive any contact from the media, you should explain that you will need to consult with the Ministry prior to any response being given. All requests received by your organisation for media interviews or information must be immediately referred to your Regional Contracts Manager.” “

      • Red Buzzard says:

        hopefully they will be out on their ears…NZers are finally seeing through them

        …and John Key jumped before he was pushed

      • Red Buzzard says:

        hopefully they will be out on their ears…NZers are finally seeing through them

        …and John Key jumped before he was pushed

  2. Mike in Auckland says:

    When you are a landlord, like many Nat MPs, then you want tenants, not home owners, tenants that pay you a high rent and extra income, while they cannot afford to save for their own home.

    NZ is becoming ever more divided and the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, or at least stay poor.

    It is all happening by design, they make the laws that make this possible, just take a closer look at what is done in Parliament.

    Sadly not enough voters have woken up yet, to the fact, that they will actually lose more, if they keep this lot in power.

  3. Andrew says:

    The thing that confuses me is that home ownership is Tory policy: Home owners are more stable, more conservative and support capitalism.

    Yet the far left are currently crying about low home ownership and say they want to build state houses (which condemns them to be renters for life)

    Pick a policy and stick with it.

    • Yet the far left are currently crying about low home ownership and say they want to build state houses (which condemns them to be renters for life)

      Rubbish.

      I know many people who’ve started out in State housing and gone on to buy/own their own homes. It puts a roof over peoples’ heads – something you seem not to care about very much.

      My own parents started out precisely that way.

      As usual, Andrew, you offer no evidence. Just more of your negative, ill-informed right-wing prejudice.