Media watch – Tuesday

30 October 2018

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  2. NOEL

     /  October 30, 2018

    Watched this last night.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/fair-go
    When it got to the ticket for overtaking the explanation was it was phoned in by a member of the public?

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  3. PDB

     /  October 30, 2018

    Ardern’s most recent lie painfully exposed…….again

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  4. High Flying Duck

     /  October 30, 2018

    Some bright people argued the punitive new rental rules that have lead to the selling down of rental properties would have no effect on the market.
    They said “the properties still exist” and some renters would own and all would be good.
    Reality has a way of intruding into these kinds of thinks:

    Trade Me warns: Ominous signs for tenants
    Oct 29 2018

    Landlords sell ahead of Residential Tenancies Act changes

    Reports are coming in from around the country of landlords selling up their properties ahead of tougher tenancy regulations. The government is considering changes to the Residential Tenancies Act – including limiting rent rises to once a year and setting the amount of notice a landlord needs to give to terminate a tenancy to 90 days.
    Trade Me Property is warning that tenants could feel the pinch this summer.

    The median asking rent for properties on its site across the country is up 6.7 per cent compared to last year, at a record $480 a week.

    Head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries said there were some “ominous” signs for tenants ahead of the typically hectic summer rental period. “Winter rent prices remained relatively steady this year, instead of taking the dips we normally see.

    “It feels like the calm before the summer rental storm, and tenants could be in for some ominous rent rises in the coming months, with tightening supply evidenced by a 6 per cent dip in the number of rentals on-site year-on-year and a number of areas experiencing lifts in demand. “Some tenants are making a move now to avoid the summer madness,” he said.

    Jeffries said rents in both Wellington and Auckland had remained high, with the median rent at $480 per week and $550 per week respectively.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/108178210/trade-me-warns-ominous-signs-for-tenants

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    • Blazer

       /  October 30, 2018

      so some landlords sell….and there are some new owners…stock remains the same.

      Rents would drop pretty fast with the accomodation subsidy peeled back and a levy on empty properties.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  October 30, 2018

        But rents are rising and supply is dwindling while demand for rental housing rises.
        Stock can remain the same as much as you like – renters get screwed because of these rules.
        Empty properties are a red herring.

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        • Griff.

           /  October 30, 2018

          Fuck me righties and rentals
          101 economics
          The number of houses does not change if a landlord sells .
          If the house goes to an ex renter who lives in it there is one less rental and one less renter .
          No difference to either supply or demand so no effect on price .

          Many landlords are in it for the tax free capital gains not the real return on their asset.
          That is speculation that has created a bubble and sooner or later it is going to collapse.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  October 30, 2018

            The number of properties does change since new properties are not built for property owners who instead buy existing ex-rental houses.

            I explained this before to B but he is determinedly thick on these subjects.

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  October 31, 2018

            The facts are wrong! The facts are wrong!
            The article I posted is showing what people said would happen – is actually happening.
            The people who said what you have said above are being proven incorrect in the real world.
            Rental listings are falling as less people want to own rental property due to new and punitive rules.
            The number of renters is not falling.
            Rents are rising.

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        • Blazer

           /  October 30, 2018

          empty properties means no one lives in them.
          Over 30,000 in Auckland alone.Needs attention as they have done in Canada.

          30,000 x 3 people=90,000 people in housing.Wunderbar!!

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  October 30, 2018

            Fantasy. Like Vancouver you would only affect a small proportion of the 30,000 and there would be no detectable impact on supply or price. Or you could tax the whole 30,000 with no exceptions and consequently reduce supply and increase rental prices.

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            • Blazer

               /  October 30, 2018

              1+1 will always =3 in your loony…world Al.Get some help.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  October 30, 2018

              The only help I need is a brain surgeon to implant some sense in your head, B.

          • High Flying Duck

             /  October 31, 2018

            Vacant proiperty numbers have not changed in Auckland for decades. There is generally good reason for properties being empty – people on holiday or renovating & rentals in between tenancies being the main cause.
            The stats are only on properties vacant at a point in time, not the so called “ghost houses”.

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            • Blazer

               /  October 31, 2018

              ‘Vacant proiperty numbers have not changed in Auckland for decades’

              absolute rubbish…stop guessing and stating your guess as fact.

  5. https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/29/everything-you-need-to-know-about-medicinal-cannabis-and-its-benefits-8054450/

    UK is about to approve Med-cannabis; 1/11/18

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/medicinal-cannabis-sees-boom-in-australia-experts-predict-3-3b-industry-making

    Aust. Med-cannabis industry is booming

    Meanwhile we still wait for law reform & drop further down the list of countries who are now prescribing it.. maybe in 2019 ? fingers crossed 😦

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  6. phantom snowflake

     /  October 30, 2018

    A little something to counter the narrative of our resident Islamophobes:

    Muslim Americans raise more than $120,000 for those affected by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

    A Muslim American group has raised more than $125,000 through an online crowdfunding campaign to help families affected by Saturday’s mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, which killed at least 11.
    CelebrateMercy, one of the organizers of the campaign, told NBC News that the money will assist families with medical bills, funeral expenses and other immediate and short-term needs.
    Tarek El-Messidi, the group’s founding director, says his hope through the fundraiser is “to respond to evil with good.”
    “We’re really hoping to help the community that’s suffering,” El-Messidi said. “We’re hoping to inspire more interfaith collaboration and peace.”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/muslim-americans-raise-more-120-000-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-survivors-n925796

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    • Corky

       /  October 30, 2018

      ”Muslim Americans raise more than $120,000 for those affected by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.”

      Well, you could read that many ways. BTW, I never said all Muslims are bad. What I have said is because we can’t get a handle on what individual Muslims will do in the West, we cannot take any chances with immigration given the problem of Muslims communities in Europe.

      How is that not common sense, but is Islamophobic?

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  7. Griff.

     /  October 30, 2018

    Royals
    They are infesting my goggle news feed .
    Inane crap like girl gives flowers to royals or royals in BMW.
    ffs painful hurry up and cark it Queeny so we can get rid of your inbreed family .

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    • PDB

       /  October 30, 2018

      “They are infesting my goggle news feed”

      Here, knock yourself out: http://www.rebelsport.co.nz/swimming-and-watersports/watersports/swimming-goggles

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      • PDB

         /  October 30, 2018

        You might even find a pair that allows you to open both eyes and assist you in not drowning all the time on here?

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        • Griff.

           /  October 30, 2018

          Do you have a point?
          Nope.
          Just your usual but hurt whinging…

          I suppose its only a few days of news full of inane crap until they fuck off never to be seen here again.

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  October 31, 2018

            But they threw gumboots Griff! Gumboots!
            And went to a coffee shop, but didn’t drink the coffee. Or something.
            Unmissable stuff.

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          • High Flying Duck

             /  October 31, 2018

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          • Griff.

             /  October 31, 2018

            Live: Prince Harry and Meghan touch down in Rotorua

            Walk through 117-year-old forest expected to be a high point of activities today.

            ‘A lifetime opportunity’: Tauranga woman one of thousands hoping to catch royals in Rotorua

            The royal buzz has made its way to the Bay of Plenty, and one Tauranga woman is travelling to Rotorua today in the hope of catching a glimpse of the visiting …

            Prince Harry drinks kava in traditional Fiji ceremony as a smiling Meghan Markle watches on

            FFS mind numbing dribble.

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