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‘10,000 more permanent houses under Labour’ – Woods

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10,037 additional ‘public homes’ have been added since Labour came to power in 2017, says Minister for Housing Megan Woods.

The figure is well down on the number originally promised by Jacinda Ardern when Labour came to power in 2017, although the impact of the COVID pandemic lockdowns and economic slowdown necessitated a ‘recalibration’ of the goal. Under that promise Labour pledged to build 36,000 new houses by 2022, and 100,000 by 2027.

‘We firmly believe the state has a role in providing a safety net to people who need public housing. These ten thousand additional homes mean thousands of families and individuals have moved into warm, dry homes across the country from Northland to Invercargill,’ said Woods.

‘It’s not only those living in public housing that benefit from this pipeline of activity; regional economies and the construction sector is boosted with jobs and critical infrastructure investment, all helping to secure New Zealand’s economy for future generations.’

Of the 10,037 new houses, not all are new builds however. Those total 8,420, or just 1,684 per year since Labour came to power. In the past financial year, 1,737 new build places have been delivered by Kāinga Ora and Community Housing Providers. In a press release from Woods today, there is no mention of where the balance of 1,617 new homes the government includes in its calculations come from.

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  1. Too loittle too late. Liars try to use propaganda but people are living in cars and motels. Rents are high and the cost of living is increasing child poverty in particular. Jabcinda is a curse of NZ.

  2. Nothing of any NUMERICAL significance produced so far; only communist-styled block communes that are stacked next to each other with nowhere to park a vehicle, and no personal food-producing space (ie the’ Kiwi Quarter Acre’).

    & don’t forget the sneaky rights-robbing ‘Home Owners Associations’ which is another fascist angle of controlling one’s life, while simultaneously invading one’s privacy!

    At any given time there are wood-framed homes that have been removed from previous sections, taken to a carpentry yard, and refurbished. These are then put up for sale and are then moved to a buyer’s specified location.

    There are about 60 of these homes throughout the country, all rebuilt, refurbished, etc. Why do we not understand that these types of homes can be purchased by KiwiBuild, Housing New Zealand and the Councils, moved to council land and replace homes that have been deemed unsalvageable / past their use by dates, and the refurbished homes set up in hours to provide additional ‘fit for purpose’ housing at 1/3rd the cost of a ‘new build’ that currently suffers from logistical supply chain problems???

    Basically, it all boils down to ‘secret deals’ , ‘pre-arranged players’ and ‘pub agreements’ where only certain people (is Freemasons, Zionists, Old Boy Networks, etc) end up doing the new builds or given stage planning for the same. In the meantime,

    *425 people sleep in their vehicles on Council parking areas next to public toilets…!!!!!
    (*Source; Auckland City Mission, 425 individuals sleeping rough, as opposed to 250 or so last year…!)

  3. I have inside knowledge of the ‘group’ housing deals that underpin Woods numbers. In essence Labour purchased low quality housing stock above high market rates. Their level of incompetence was sadly comical. I say sadly as up until a few years ago I had always been a Labour supporter.

    Despite solid advice, Labour were not interested in getting the best value for the tax payer. It was simply an exercise in attaining housing numbers to try and cover the kiwibuild shambles that was itself built on a gross lie by Labour.

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