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22  May 2019

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12 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  22nd May 2019

    Whats up PG, are you all right?

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    • Corky

       /  22nd May 2019

      What now, Lurchy? Are you thinking of instigating a work place dispute process?

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      • lurcher1948

         /  22nd May 2019

        I was concerned that PG wasn’t well as there was silence on HIS blog, DONT RUBBISH me Corky I was concerned,UNLIKE A RIGHTY…YOU

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        • Corky

           /  22nd May 2019

          He has another blog? Silence? Since when have I ever treated Pete with unconcern?
          Point to an example…you can’t because none exist.

          Pull yourself together, man! Put your suspenders on and get down to a Grey Power workout session.

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          • lurcher1948

             /  22nd May 2019

            CORKY THANK FOR PAYING FOR MY POWER,AND PENSON MONEY AND MY TRIP SOUTH TO RUN RED AND JESS AND EVERYTHING ELSE,LOVE TO GO BACK TO TAHITI,CORKY YOU ARE PAYING….PS agism bites you in the ARSE Corky im not nice,believe me

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  2. David

     /  22nd May 2019

    Hard to find a hole in this argument, a very succinct summation and an amusing one of Twyfords performance.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12233126

    “Anyway, back to the houses. They have built next to none of them. Not the 1000 promised in year one, not even 100. At last count, 70-something. Of those 70-something, 40-something were already under construction under National, so they’ve built next to none.

    At least a dozen or so haven’t even sold, and have now been bought by us, thus taking away from the original plan, which was to use the money from the sales to build more houses. You can’t use money you don’t have, from sales that never happened, can you Phil?”

    And
    “The Government’s underwrite KiwiBuild trigger has been pulled again. This is the second time, and this time it is seven homes in Christchurch and Auckland.

    Under KiwiBuild rules, if a developer’s house doesn’t sell within 60 days, they can get the Government to buy it off them. That’s you and me buying houses we don’t need, because the whole concept of KiwiBuild was a cock-up from day one.

    Why aren’t these homes selling in a housing crisis? Well because there wasn’t, and isn’t, a housing crisis. That is a political term invented by Labour when in opposition for cheap points.

    Further, the houses for sale aren’t affordable. If they were, they would have sold. They are basically market-priced and therefore compete with every other house on the open market.”

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    • Blazer

       /  22nd May 2019

      yes, I expect them to reset the formula after the next election.

      If they did it now ,you and others would scream about truly affordable houses wrecking the ..market.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  22nd May 2019

        There numbers would hardly wreck the market, however they would assist with wrecking the taxpayer and the Budget given the subsidies that would have to be deployed.

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  3. Corky

     /  22nd May 2019

    I see David Seymour is being bullied by a parliamentary group of women, of whom Judith Collins is one. They are calling on Seymour to apologise to Golriz Ghahraman for saying she is a threat to free speech.

    Magic radio talkback callers have been asking why isn’t National standing up for free speech? And many have said they will now vote for ACT. Shaun didn’t think they were joking, and neither do I. Free speech is a big issue for people like me. I think many more liberal folk think it is important…but isn’t just another part of democracy? The reality is, it’s the mainspring of democracy.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/05/women-mps-urge-david-seymour-to-apologise-for-golriz-ghahraman-remarks.html

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  22nd May 2019

      Collins is softening her imagine for a tilt at the leadership.

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  4. Patzcuaro

     /  22nd May 2019

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  22nd May 2019

    Corky JUST DONT BE MISS UNDERSTOOD,

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