Monday, June 20, 2016

More Xenophobia From The Herald

What's missing from this story?

Di Chinese migrants have for brains than Kiwis?  You'd think so if you relied on The Herald for your information.

"It's cheaper for them to buy and then build rather than buy an existing house," Law said of the buyers, 97 per cent who are recent Chinese migrants.

  (Hmmmmmmmm.  Like those 97% of scientists?)

One has to ask why are NZers not buying these sections?  Something is fishy here. Something stinks to high heaven, even.

BTW someone should tell the illiterate Gibson the phrase is 'bare land' not raw land.  I have yet to see land which becomes cooked after it is built on.




6 comments:

Gerald said...

"One has to why are NZers not buying these sections."

Perhaps the answer is in the story.

"Law said some buyers were purchasing to develop houses and to sell the house and land package because they had networks in the building sector.

Others were buying to rent out their houses while others would live in the new houses, Law said."

Does that indicate most are not buying to live there?

Noel said...

"Law said some buyers were purchasing to develop houses and to sell the house and land package because they had networks in the building sector"

Given some of the dodgy work been picked up by building inspectors on sites where company's has employed uncertified immigrant tradespeople maybe Kiwis would be better off not moving there.

Oh shit is that been racist?

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you can claim the story is xenophobic.

After all the seller said "James Law Reality says that all of the Chinese purchasers were residents/citizens, and that everybody who expressed interest in the sections (over 100) were Chinese."

But that's not surprising when you consider they have a number of Chinese employees to cater to Chinese interest.

Oh its in the "mediocre" NZ Herald. Of course its xenophobic.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

It's hard to tell from the story but one presumes the purchasers are buying developed sections and not 'raw land' prior to subdivision.

Noel said...

Raw land is land found in its natural state without any clearing, digging etc.
For Hobsonville the last sales of raw land would have been in the 1800's.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Noel

I imagine that is what the silly woman meant.

Hoever, the correct term is 'unimproved land.'