Media watch – Monday

16 April 2018

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  1. Blazer

     /  April 16, 2018

    writing on the wall for F.B.U …another iconic NZ coy ,a takeover target…great work by the over paid under performing management lead by Sir Ralph Norris…bloody muppet show.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12033283

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  April 16, 2018

      Your unfounded attacks on Norris continue despite knowing the facts I see. What exactly was it that Norris did that was so egregious than Blazer?
      Other than fixing up most of the huge issues created by his predecessor?

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      • Blazer

         /  April 16, 2018

        You didn’t even know who his predecessor is!Norris has blamed….tradies,quantity surveyors,and anything else he can think of to deflect…responsibilty.He is a Chairman sleepwalking from payday to..payday.

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  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  April 16, 2018

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  3. sorethumb

     /  April 16, 2018

    Labour Plans to Raise the Super Age

    as seen by RNZ’s egregiously misleading headline :
    What retirement? Kiwis want to keep working
    Nearly half of New Zealanders want to keep working after they turn 65 – most of them by choice.
    A BNZ Financial Futures survey asked more than 2,000 people about their retirement plans and found 46 percent want to keep working past what’s regarded as the retirement age – 65.

    Two thirds want to work by choice, while 30 percent thought they would need to keep working in order to make ends meet.
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/355170/what-retirement-kiwis-want-to-keep-working

    1/3 of 46%= 15.1 . 46 -15 = 33. Therefore on 33% want to keep on working and they are probably in enjoyable jobs?

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    • sorethumb

       /  April 16, 2018

      They are talking about it on The Panel.

      Wally asks the economist “is it time to raise the retirement age”?. Because (you know) “almost half of those over 65 want to keep working”.

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  4. admiralvonspee

     /  April 16, 2018

    “Looking back from 2016 at a decade of data, for every monitored parameter, more sites showed evidence of improving water quality, than degrading. My hope is this could represent a turning point in New Zealand’s river health story.” – Cawthron Institute Freshwater Group Manager and Ecologist, Dr Roger Young.

    better blame the last…government.

    Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1804/S00376/nz-river-water-quality-trends-show-cause-for-optimism.htm

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  5. High Flying Duck

     /  April 16, 2018

    For an economist Shaumbeel Eaqub can be quite ignorant at times:

    Due to ongoing regulation (under this and the previous Government), landlords are exiting the market reducing the stock of rentals available. Costs are rising and rents are naturally following.

    Shaumbeel ignores the first part of the equation and, as economists did with the fiscal hole, makes a factually correct statement that nonetheless manages to get things completely wrong.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/103136899/cost-pressure-blamed-for-rising-rent-with-warning-more-to-come

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  April 16, 2018

      Yep. He’s an idiot. As one of the comments said anyone who took his advice would have lost a fortune over past decades.

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    • Blazer

       /  April 16, 2018

      got things exactly right.These blood sucking landlords need to be brought to…heel.What exactly are these costs that are ..rising?

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 16, 2018

        Actually compared with you, B, Eaqub is an informed genius.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  April 17, 2018

        And yet rents are rising Blazer – as predicted by all but the Labour party and its flunkies who said there would be no affect on rents…

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    • Griff

       /  April 16, 2018

      landlords are exiting the market reducing the stock of rentals available.

      gee peploe are buying up houses to live in them.
      How disgusting those poor landlords.
      Swapping between rental and owneroccupier does nothing to the housing stock you still have the same number of housing units.
      Very few landlords buy new houses to rent out.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 16, 2018

        Irrelevant. Landlord sells to homeowner who didn’t have to build. Housing stock reduced.

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        • Griff

           /  April 16, 2018

          How Alan.
          It makes no difference to number of houses built .
          landlords are not a significant force in new home builds.
          The constraints as you often remind us are council zoning and available labor.
          landlords exiting the market if true just reflect an increasing owner occupier rate.
          Most peploe who build do so because they perceive better value in a new modern home or they want something personalized to them.
          That is why we built we could see a opportunity to add value above what we could buy among the existing houses were we chose to be .

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  April 16, 2018

            Obviously less money is invested in housing so fewer houses will be built. As I pointed out that is irrespective of whether new houses are built for rent or not.

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            • Blazer

               /  April 17, 2018

              dear oh dear Al,you aren’t much chop at maths are you…if house A is sold for 700k and then resold for 900k…more money is ‘invested ,and yet the housing stock remains..the same.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  April 17, 2018

              Squirrel.

  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  April 16, 2018

    Labour drops back below National in TVNZ CB poll.

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