This was totally predictable, years ago, with John Key and his government setting the perfect investment environment for wealthy “investors” and immigrants to come here, buy into real estate and business, and turn many local residents into nothing else but tenants in their own country.
Once upon a time it was only Maori who felt like being taken over and invaded, now it is wider New Zealand, white, brown, whatever their colour, but it tends to hit the ones at the very bottom first and harder than the rest, as usual.
Pretty Much - another element is money laundering on a grand scale - there was an article in Metro on Money Laundering a while back - one of the currents in that article was (the Auckland) Ppty Market as effective money laundering mechanism in both light commercial rentals and residential ppty.
I feel whole thing - the economy - is so out of whack it could collapse.
It really is starting to seem that bad.
"seems bad" or is a "disaster" depending on where you sleep - in or out of doors.
I agree with the Greens – jumping on the bandwagon – Things can be done about the crisis created by the economic and policy settings pursued by this govt that favours wealthy migrants over the people that live and work here.
The State House next to my Mum’s place sat vacant for well over three or maybe even four years before it was removed and the land sold to developers who are only just now building on it having sold two dwellings off the plans.
Have we finally reached the point where the policy vacuum/omission/doing nothing has become enough is enough?
This Government deliberately, and by omission, is falling spectacularly short of Universal Declaration of Human Rights on all manner of things.
Last night I worked till about 1.20 AM – I got up at 6.30 AM made daughter breakfast and her lunch – she then got ready for school – played the piano and then the guitar – then she had 15 minutes on the computer before going to school at 8.00 AM. Where she has a session in the School Media Club before starting classes at 9.00 AM.
None of this stuff is possible if you are a family living in a car or garage in Auckland or anywhere else.
My Message to John Key is “As Prime Minster, it is so wrong you have lead a government that has allowed this housing shortage to develop and fester over 7 years to a point of crisis particularly as you were succoured on welfare through you childhood years – you really are utter slime. You are depriving people of so much more than housing and this puts the future of many in jeopardy.”
Great Song - Luv It.
John Key's repeated comments in the house are a spectacular low in the conduct of parliament and the office of Prime Minister, you will not see anyone else stoop as low.
John Campbell is good and excellent at what he does/did - it doesn't seem to matter much in NZ
It was close - not much in it - the greatest game - a classic - the best sport can be - now lets see if the other semi and the final can live up to this semi.
I heard this and and I thought - Key making deals with the devil in our name - wonder how long it is before his debt is called in.
The Cohen payment trainwreck and the Shearer appointment (though he is likely the most qualified choice) indicate the tipping point looks likely sometime late in 2017, perhaps even well into 2018.
Where one is going to plead in the court of equity one needs to have clean hands.
The passage of time, some four months, over the Cohen invoice is quite damming.