Open Forum – Tuesday

28 July 2015

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  1. kiwi_guy

     /  28th July 2015

    Labour’s move on Chinese hot money flooding Auckland property market is vindicated by real estate outfits:

    “Labour’s data pointing to large numbers of China-based buyers speculating on Auckland residential properties did not surprise Barnett.”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11487696

    The property hustlers know the cat is out of the bag now and are positioning themselves accordingly.

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  2. kiwi_guy

     /  28th July 2015

    More from Barnett at 21st Century:

    “I believe that overseas investment is good for New Zealand but I believe it should only be in new construction. The overseas investors should have to build new houses, not buy into the existing housing stock. That creates shortages,” Barnett said.

    “Then, if overseas investors come to New Zealand and develop houses, they are adding to the housing stock. I think that’s a good thing. But I acknowledge those are not the rules in New Zealand currently,” he said.

    “I approve of Inland Revenue’s new rules from October that all buyers must have an IRD number. Those controls are good because property values have traditionally risen over a long term and speculators should pay tax.

    “I believe people should be taxed on the profits they make from a business and if it is your business to buy and sell houses, you should have to pay tax on that.”

    Sounds like a good idea to me.

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  3. Mike C

     /  28th July 2015

    Tony Douglas Robertson.

    The Police tried so hard to stop the creepy violent bastard from offending again.

    However most of the Judges dealing with this scumbags breaches of probation have been extremely lax when it comes to their ability to do their jobs to the standard that is expected of them for the vast sum of money they are paid.

    I want Judges to be held accountable for the quality of their work, and to be able to be fired from their jobs as easily as the rest of us minions.

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