Last weekend the oldest Party in the NZ political landscape held a conference.
The dominating facet was the gunfight at the not very OK Corral ending with the carcass of the defeated Silent T being dragged to the edge of the remnants of the party to rot.
Well thats what some are hoping for but,,,,
"E aint dead ees jus restin".
The founders of the NZLP will be a little restless in the ground as the party so admirably described by the MP for Westland has become an Amateur Hour with factions, opinionated self promoting members and a philosophy that is unrecognisable.
Buried in the chaos was yet another massive bribe being offered to the NZ electorate to be funded, as is normal, with other peoples money and so vague in its target demographic that it is being rightly promoted as "the $100 k lottery" with free tickets. Sheesh even Cactus thinks she can qualify.
Among the dross of a weekend paper, an advert for an affordable home, well two choices actually.
G. J. Gardner offering a 4 Br @ $235 k and a 3 Br @ 216k, including Soil report, building consents, drainage, floor coverings, kitchen apps and service connections. The missing component? the land to build it on.
Successive OPM addicts on local authorities, who have been mining what they saw as an eldorado of epic opportunities to fund their social engineering wet dreams have made those houses in Auckland and other areas end up at a total cost over $500k.
There, is the major reason for the meme of "unaffordable Housing".
Tightly controlled land rezoning and extortionate rorting of section development costs all in a nutshell, ....Nuts really says it all.
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