Labour leader Jacinda Ardern announced a set of new terms for residential tenancies yesterday, and was immediately – and predictably – told this would badly affect landlords and would have the opposite effect on New Zealand’s housing crisis to that she intended.
The headline is what matters in an election campaign, and the headline is that National is promising that, as the government, it will build 34,000 new houses on Crown land in Auckland over the next 10 years.
Labour Party leader Andrew Little renewed the party’s call to eliminate negative gearing on residential property investments yesterday, and was promptly accused by Property Institute chief executive Ashley Church of making “a cynical electoral ploy [that] risks making the country’s housing crisis significantly worse”.
Labour Party leader Andrew Little announced yesterday that Labour would, if elected next year, carry out 8 actions aimed at fixing the housing crisis.
Published 23 May 2011 Labour Party leader Phil Goff made farmers a target yesterday, fired a shot at residential investors, talked up r&d and trade training, crossed the Puhoi-Wellsford “holiday highway” off the to-do list and scorned National’s notion that selling assets was good economics. For a Labour leader, drive-by shooting of farmers is an […]
Published: 14 August 2005 Finance Minister Michael Cullen didn’t sound at all like a politician about to lose his job when he addressed a Property Council breakfast in Auckland on Thursday. Straight into it, he talked about the economy “over the next 5 years”. He spoke with an expectation that he’d be dealing with it, […]