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Paula Bennett sends 22 people on $5000 one way ticket out of Auckland – so housing crisis solved then?

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So a mere 22 desperate people took up Paula Bennett’s obscene ‘solution’ to pay the poor $5000 to leave Auckland.



So with 10 000 homeless in Auckland, and let’s say 22 people leave Auckland each month under this plan, Paula Bennett will have eradicated homelessness in Auckland within 37 years.

That’s not really much of a solution is it?

This Government has no interest in solving the Housing crisis or homelessness.

The homeless don’t vote for National.

Most renter’s don’t vote for National.

Most state tenants don’t vote for National.

Most Millennials don’t vote.

Property speculators DO vote and those are the ones National play to.

National are in selective denial about the housing crisis because they need the fake growth rates to make the economy look better than it really is and because the middle class illusion of wealth keeps them in power.


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  1. Mike in Auckland says:

    I read this today:



    Going by the info, you must be either already in social housing, or on the waiting list for those eligible for social housing, otherwise you are unlikely to qualify.

    But it offers some flexibility. You only have to leave Auckland for a years, and then it is a non recoverable grant. So one a year has lapsed, say after enjoying the sun and warm climate in Kaitaia, or in the Nelson Marlborough Region, perhaps doing a brief stint of fruit picking there (if you are work tested), then you can come back and try again, to find a place in Auckland.

    What a joke!

    By the way, who wants to uproot, leave friends, family and familiar neighbourhoods, and take the risk of moving to other areas, where it may be harder to get a job, at least a reasonably well paid job, and then end up stranded, with no friend, family and other support?

    Perhaps also cash in on this while the going is good:

    I wonder whether one can cash in on both, get a job in Christchurch, while still being without one in Auckland and eligible for social housing in Auckland. Up to $ 8,000 to move to Christchurch may be an incentive for some, and after some time a person can come back, no problem.

  2. Dave says:

    You dont mean a gay future do you, looking at that photo?

    • countryboy says:

      Comments like that are why no one takes you seriously. And thank God for that. Please, never stop proving how stupid you are. Otherwise, someone out there just might say. ” Hey, that @ Dave. He has a point. ” You’re not donald drumph/trump by any chance ??

    • CLEANGREEN says:

      Gosh what a sad picture, and yes the government have got their head in the sand alright.

      Can you believe that 22 people accepted $5000 to get out of Auckland?

      Well we saw that most cant even find an old shed to rent for $400 a week now so why stay and what a picture we have shown overseas folk’s now how bad it is here, as Jonkey runs a “brighter future” plan.

      Surely the sleeping Kiwis can now see who not to vote for come next year eh?

    • Mike in Auckland says:

      Some prefer a head in the sand, rather than up your *****, I suppose. Get real perhaps, and deliver some arguments, rather than sling off so lowly.

  3. Jack Ramaka says:

    What happened with the “Brighter Future Plan”, I wonder whether they will roll it out for the next Election or will they have a sexier smarter catch phrase to lure in the unsuspecting voters?

    • Mike in Auckland says:

      The Joyce style (Crosby Textor) explanation will be, there is “light at the end of the tunnel” (it is “brighter” at the other end).

    • fatty says:

      Last election we were on the cusp of something?

      Unfortunately, whatever National’s next catch phrase is, the electorate will accept it – unless Labour present a truly progressive alternative and it’s promoted by grassroots supporters. So far, we’ve got nothing from Labour

  4. Theodore says:

    So this is how John Key wanted to help the homeless? I wonder how his family would’ve been treated under a harsh National government? Paid $5000 to move out of their home and go live in some hick place with no amenities?

    It’s the monetarist’ version of sending the poor to the Gulag.

  5. Priss says:

    Well, I guess the Nazis used force and cattle trucks to get rid of “undesirables”.

    The New Right use taxpayers money. Only the cattletrucks are missing.

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