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Twelve fun facts about National’s failed housing policies for Parmjeet Parmar to consider

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  67 Comments

National’s List MP, Dr Parmjeet Parmar, has launched a scathing attack on Housing NZ on social media and in a story in the NZ Herald;

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What I want for Christmas…

By   /  December 24, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Now is the time of the year when we send in  requests to that mysterious red-garbed being at the north pole for ‘goodies’ of one sort or another. This is my belated wish-list of gifts. But not gifts for myself. These are gifts for the whole of New Zealand…

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National continues to panic on housing crisis as election day looms

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

National’s “grand plans” for 220 new social and transitional places remains woefully short of the 1,138 houses that National sold off to IHC’s Accessible Properties at the end of March. It is also unclear what is meant by ” transitional places”. Are these actual houses? Or motel units, à la Auckland-style;

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MUST READ: The lies National need to spin over Housing Crisis

By   /  May 21, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

National is increasingly on the back-foot with New Zealand’s ever-worsening housing crisis. Ministers from the Prime minister down are desperately trying to spin a narrative that the National-led administration “is getting on top of the problem”. Despite ministerial ‘reassurances’, both Middle and Lower Working classes are feeling the dead-weight of a housing shortage; ballooning house prices, and rising rents.

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When Life is a Lottery

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Make no mistake, housing has become a crisis in New Zealand as this May poll for a TV3/Reid Research Poll highlighted;

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Of course the Housing Crisis requires a state of emergency

By   /  August 28, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

As The Daily Blog first suggested several months ago, the Housing Crisis needs to be declared as a state of emergency…

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NZers need to understand National doesn’t care about homelessness or housing affordability

By   /  August 28, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

What consistently gets missed in the on going arguments about the Hoising Crisis is that National have no interest whatsoever in solving the problem.

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