Of course Kiwibuild is a middle-class homeownership policy – The NZ Labour Party is a middle class party

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The surprise over LottoBuild that allows well paid IT millennials who read the Spinoff to own a little slice of Jacinda’s aspiration shows Phil knows how to manage expectations.

Of course Kiwibuild is a middle-class homeownership policy – The NZ Labour Party is a middle class party – that’s why we need an actual Left wing political party.

The surprise over LottoBuild that allows well paid IT millennials who read the Spinoff to own a little slice of Jacinda’s aspiration shows Phil knows how to manage expectations.

If you are middle class, welcome to the expectation. If you are poor, you have no expectations and are lucky to be in the ballot in the first place.

Yay Labour!

Every time I watch Kelvin Davis fumble under the high ball, you know what I think, ‘Hone wouldn’t have fucked that up’.

 

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11 Comments

  1. RED BUZZARD says:

    Lets be clear the Labour coalition government inherited this housing crisis legacy problem from jonkey and the Nactional government! They did not create the problem …this should NEVER be forgotten and it needs hammering

    What to do about the inherited housing crisis problem for New Zealanders created by jonkey and Bilinglish?…there is a clear need for thinking laterally…we have the pine forests and we have the builders and we have the construction companies:

    I have heard this mooted…How about little kitset modular houses ( a la Lockwood)…that can be added on to as a family requires or downsized… which are made in a factory and which can be easily transported and assembled?

    ( also this new government need to tax the shit out of overseas owners of NZ houses ….and make it illegal to have these houses unoccupied and/or make squatting legal)

    • Aaron says:

      Unfortunately the housing crisis was brewing under Labour – it’s been inevitable since the neo-liberal era and the previous Labour Government did very well coasting on the feel good vibe the middle class got from their property prices rising during Helen’s reign.

      Yes they would never have let things get as nasty as National did but then that’s their job – to put a nice face on neo-liberalism, but not to upset the markets.

      I’m not being particularly anti Labour here, they simply can’t do much until the population rises up and forces a change.

      • RED BUZZARD says:

        …on this issue it should be the poorest New Zealanders who get state houses and funded into their own homes first …this means many Maori

        …(another reason for compulsory voting and all young NZers being enrolled before they leave secondary school and civic education)

        …how any Maori leaders could have supported jonkey over the last nine years is incomprehensible if they genuinely cared for their own people and not their wallets…these so- called leaders should hang their heads in shame

        we should be following the best of former Labour governments …huge investment in homes made for the people by the people

        …it is a huge employment and upskilling opportunity…and we need to take back our pine forests

        pre- fab homes made in large factories of the modular kitset type and interlocking wood as in Lockwood…and assembled on site

    • dennis D says:

      For temporary shelter why not use the vast numbers of shipping containers which can be adapted for accommodation (this has been done) and put together Lego fashion, especially for the transient builders. When they move on to the next site the containers are disassembled and move with them. When we have caught up with demand they can be used for first homeowners at very low rates. Those who prove their willing to keep those dwellings to a good standard can then move into a decent State house on a rent/buy option.

    • orbital panda says:

      Kitset factory built houses very energy efficient and well priced. Quick to build. Easy solution for healthy homes.
      Alas very few in politicians have any practical knowledge-funniest thing Ive seen was JK trying to hammer a nail in! That there summed up a lot of things.

  2. let me be frank says:

    “The surprise over LottoBuild that allows well paid IT millennials who read the Spinoff to own a little slice of Jacinda’s aspiration shows Phil knows how to manage expectations.”

    On the contrary, it demonstrates he has no idea of managing the expectations (and subsequent disillusionment) of that part of the electorate that gave them the treasury benches….this portfolio could be the undoing of a second term, and the disconnect is mind boggling.

  3. Kat says:

    Have a look back over history, say last 100 years, and understand who the people/builders were that built the houses in this country. Then have a look at recent times, say just prior to “leaky home” debacle and understand the people/builders building the houses. Now ask a few of those people/builders, now mostly retired, what is the major factor causing the building crisis in NZ. They will mostly shout in unison deregulation of the building code and rogue developers/shonky builders (Nats) and the dreaded petty red tape bureaucratic COMPLIANCE disease (Labs).

  4. Z says:

    LotteryBuild.

    Because most will have to rely on charity to get the deposit, because you’ll be lucky if they ever build one for you, or because you will be lucky if you ever pay it off?

    • RED BUZZARD says:

      LotteryBuild is a good idea…so is bringing back the old Post Office Saving Scheme to buy a house ( matched savings?)

      All New Zealanders should be housed

      And this new Labour/ NZF / Green coalition government needs to tax the shit out of overseas owners of NZ houses ….and make it illegal to have these houses unoccupied and/or make squatting legal

  5. Marc says:

    “Of course Kiwibuild is a middle-class homeownership policy – The NZ Labour Party is a middle class party – that’s why we need an actual Left wing political party.”

    So why do Kiwis of such leftist, progressive or ‘liberal’ mindset not FORM such a ‘left wing’ party, or make sure it succeeds?

    The Alliance failed, after virtually breaking up, Mana failed, as Dotcom did not appeal to all and spoiled the campaign, and also was rather a vehicle for Hone as an alternative Maori Party.

    Where is the true left, society has in general been so brainwashed and blackmailed (see employment contracts, rental agreements, all kinds of commercial agreements tying people into servitude and denying them any freedom), there seems to be a total shortage of courageous people to come forward to stand up for left leaning ideas and principles.

    NZ Inc is a very corrupted and divided society, it seems. More like a modern day perfected dictatorship, in my humble view.

  6. Marc says:

    Dear LABOUR, what happened to this?

    https://nzhistory.govt.nz/the-first-state-house-in-miramar-wellington-is-officially-opened-by-michael-joseph-savage

    “Most of the Labour Cabinet helped the first tenants move into 12 Fife Lane in the Wellington suburb of Miramar. Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage carried a cumbersome dining table through a cheering throng.”

    I hear now that even the planned redevelopment of the Housing NZ flats in Greys Ave in Central Auckland involves selling part of the new dwellings to PRIVATE buyers. That is at more or less market prices.

    FFS, have you any respect for your party’s heritage?

    Get real, we need massive state housing projects to take off, and seize land from the land bankers and rich listers, who abuse their rights to enrich themselves ever so more, having NO social conscience.