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More Kindness, Labour Breaks Another Promise — The BFD

Jacinda Ardern promised us kindness. Instead, we get meanness. Jacinda Ardern pledged that she would solve the housing crisis. It has only got worse. She also promised light rail to Mt Roskill by 2021. Instead we’ve got nothing. The promised delivery of 100,000 Kiwibuild homes has become a sad joke. Now we find out that…

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Kiwibuild Progress Report — Kiwiblog

 

Time for a monthly update! There are now 239 Kiwibuild houses. built. The Government promised 2,667 by October 2019 so they are at less than 10% of that. They also promised 100,000 within ten years. Pro-rata that would be 18,333 by October 2019, so they are at 1.3% of the pro-rata rate. This is important…

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Cormack says Twyford must go — Kiwiblog

David Cormack writes: In the lead-up to the 2017 election there were two major policies of Labour’s that people seemed really enthusiastic about; KiwiBuild and the new rail system to go in Auckland. Twyford, for reasons that are now entirely unclear, was given responsibility for both. Boundless enthusiasm, confidence and some might say smugness poured forth…

via Cormack says Twyford must go — Kiwiblog

Is Twyford now going to apologise to the “kids” at Treasury? — Kiwiblog

In May 2018 Stuff reported: Housing Minister Phil Twyford has slammed the “kids at Treasury” over an analysis that halved the impact KiwiBuild would have on residential construction, and provided a sunnier forecast from another agency.In the Budget documentation on Thursday, Treasury analysts reduced the amount of additional residential investment they believe the Government’s flagship KiwiBuild…

via Is Twyford now going to apologise to the “kids” at Treasury? — Kiwiblog

KiwiBuild at Pegasus — WOBH | Media

A reader was curious about Kiwibuild at Pegasus in North Canterbury so went for a drive to check it out and he has shared his observations and photos with us. It is obvious from the photos that a metre of the section down either side of the home is the only space for children to…

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Jacinda’s Year of Delivery — WOBH | Media

 

Matthew Hooton nails it once again. For those still committed to reality-based politics, Ardern’s “year of delivery” is as credible as her earlier promise to be “transformational”.KiwiBuild, the Billion Trees programme and the Provincial Growth Fund handing out only 3 per cent of the money Shane Jones has paraded are the most risible.More seriously, Ardern…

via Jacinda’s Year of Delivery — WOBH | Media

How to Fix KiwiBuild — WOBH | Media

 

Someone who builds houses for a living and understands the market has spoken to Morning Report about some of the issues with the whole KiwiBuild fiasco. Is it slightly possible that he may have a better understanding of the issues than someone with a doctorate in History? Matthew Horncastle, managing director of Williams Corporation, told…

via How to Fix KiwiBuild — WOBH | Media

Kiwibuild to fall short by 90% in 1st term — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: KiwiBuild is scheduled to deliver just 1535 houses in Labour’s first term in Government, a fraction of the 16,000 originally promised.Just 101 homes have been built so far, well below an original target of 1000 built in the first year of the program’s operation.National’s Judith Collins extracted the figure from Housing Minister Phil Twyford…

via Kiwibuild to fall short by 90% in 1st term — Kiwiblog

The data behind CGT — Kiwiblog

Troy Bowker writes: The Tax Working Group (TWG) used an unreliable survey by the Department of Statistics as the basis for its argument that the majority of the proposed capital gains tax (CGT) will be paid by the top 20 per cent of households measured by wealth.Repeatedly, since the final report was published, Sir Michael…

via The data behind CGT — Kiwiblog

Whaleoil transcript: Hosking asks Ardern why KiwiBuild houses aren’t selling — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Newtalk ZB starts at 0.18 *NOTE: Red herrings have been introduced to this transcript with explanations attached that are additional to the original recording. Mike: Couple of quick questions on KiwiBuild. There’s 74 houses that have been built so far. 39 aren’t sold. How come you can’t sell them? Jacinda: Oh, look, for each of…

via Whaleoil transcript: Hosking asks Ardern why KiwiBuild houses aren’t selling — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Whaleoil transcript: Ardern on NZ First’s absence from her speech & KiwiBuild — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Newstalk ZB recording starts at 12:54 Mike Did you read Fran O’Sullivan’s piece on your state of the nation speech last week? Jacinda Ah… I’ve… I’ve had a precis of it. (snorts) Mike Woolliness will not cut it. She ends the… Jacinda And I have to say that I really disagree with that assessment and…

via Whaleoil transcript: Ardern on NZ First’s absence from her speech & KiwiBuild — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Reserve Bank predictions about KiwiBuild – very slow, and crowding out private development — Your NZ

Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr has said that the Reserve Bank predicts a very slow start to the KiwiBuild programme – that’s hardly a prediction, it appears to be current reality – and also that due to lack of capacity much of the numbers eventually built may simply replace what private builders would have constructed. […]

via Reserve Bank predictions about KiwiBuild – very slow, and crowding out private development — Your NZ

Making mountains out of malehills over advert but little defence of KiwiBuild — Your NZ

National enraged a bunch of people who seem to be perpetually looking for things to get enraged about with an advertisement criticising KiwiBuild that has received a huge amount of promotion from media reporting the enragement. I do think there are a number of people active in social media who seem intent on making mountains […]

via Making mountains out of malehills over advert but little defence of KiwiBuild — Your NZ

Kiwibuild houses unsold after four months — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: Six new affordable KiwiBuild houses in the expensive Wanaka market remain unsold despite being marketed since October for just $565,000 to $635,000 – around $100,000 cheaper than other similar places in the same area.Homes are being advertised in the alpine settlement and its subdivision Northlake, being developed by private capital specialists Winton, trying to…

via Kiwibuild houses unsold after four months — Kiwiblog

KiwiBuild not ‘crashing and burning’ — Your NZ

There has been a lot of coverage of the failure of KiwiBuild to come close to meeting it’s first milestone target of 1000 houses by the end of June. Yesterday Phil Twyford conceded that they might manage a paltry 300 –300 KiwiBuilds by July – and many of those have simply been purchased ‘off the […]

via KiwiBuild not ‘crashing and burning’ — Your NZ

KiwiBuild struggling to deliver on housing crisis — Your NZ

KiwiBuild is one of Labour’s most important initiatives. It is supposed to address the ‘housing crisis’, to boost the number of houses needed around the country to accommodate a growing population. And it was initially presented as a way of portraying the Labour-led government as progressive and as compassionate as Michael Joseph Savage’s Labour that […]

via KiwiBuild struggling to deliver on housing crisis — Your NZ

Q+A: Phil Twyford “not my job to know” why KiwiBuild CEO not working — Your NZ

Phil Twyford was interviewed on Q+A last night. Oddly Twyford said he couldn’t comment on reports that the KiwiBuild chief executive Stephen Barclay left the job last month – see KiwiBuild problems building up more than houses – saying “I can’t comment on anything to do with an individual public servant, that would be completely inappropriate” […]

via Q+A: Phil Twyford “not my job to know” why KiwiBuild CEO not working — Your NZ

It’s about the policy, not the people — Kiwiblog

The 24 year old couple who won the Kiwibuild lottery did nothing wrong. They are in the same situation as the multi millionaire who still claims their NZ Super, or the Deputy Prime Minister who claims his winter energy payment. If the Government hands out free money, or subsidised houses, then of course you’re going to…

via It’s about the policy, not the people — Kiwiblog

Politics and Kiwibuild — Your NZ

The Government used the first couple take possession of a KiwiBuild house in a publicity promotion for their policy. Then an uproar erupted over criticising KiwiBuild, using the couple as an example. Judith Collins got involved, which attracted a lot of criticism. and so it goes on. Our major parties are both venal. Labour politicised […]

via Politics and Kiwibuild — Your NZ

Qualifying for Kiwibuild ‘affordable home’ — Your NZ

Ahead of an announcement expected today Stuff has details on eligibility to buy a Kiwibuild home, optimistically labled ‘affordable’ in Couples earning up to $180k will be able to buy homes The income test is $120,000 for a sole buyer or $180,000 for a couple. Both citizens and New Zealand residents will be eligible. The […]

via Qualifying for Kiwibuild ‘affordable home’ — Your NZ

Hosking on Twyford’s Kiwibuild fraud — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Mike Hosking doesn’t mince words in his expose of the fraud of Phil Twyford’s Kiwibuild: Quote: Here’s a quote from Phil Twyford, Minister for Building A Million Houses: “I would hope we would be turning the key in the front door of a Kiwibuild home sometime in the middle of next year.” He said that…

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If a politician says they are sticking with something, then the policy has the wobbles — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When a politician and prime minister is having to justify sticking with a policy, before it has even delivered a single house then you know the policy is in tatters. The NZ Herald reports: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is sticking by her Government’s KiwiBuild programme, despite the Salvation Army today saying reports showing it may…

via If a politician says they are sticking with something, then the policy has the wobbles — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Even the Sallies don’t believe Twyford’s Kiwibuild claims — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Salvation Army questioned Phil Twydord’s Kiwibuild claims in a recent press release: Quote: Growing uncertainty over whether KiwiBuild can reignite the Kiwi dream of homeownership needs to be countered says The Salvation Army Recent reports from Treasury and The Chief Executive of New Zealand Certified Builders indicating the programme may not be able to…

via Even the Sallies don’t believe Twyford’s Kiwibuild claims — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Hooton on Twyford’s KiwiBuild fiasco — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Matthew Hooton exposes the flaws in Phil Twyford’s KiwiBuild in his NZ Herald column: Quote: Housing Minister Phil Twyford has blamed a lack of liquidity for the supply of new houses in Auckland not, in his view, meeting demand. According to the minister, dozens of Auckland property developers can’t get the banks to fund…

via Hooton on Twyford’s KiwiBuild fiasco — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Phil Twyford really is a special kind of stupid — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Phil Twyford really does like showing us his special kind of stupid. Radio NZ reports: Quote: Treasury is wrong in halving its forecast of the early impact of the Kiwibuild programme, Housing Minister Phil Twyford says. Treasury expects the government’s building programme to add $2.5 billion to the economy over five years, with its real…

via Phil Twyford really is a special kind of stupid — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Media are starting to cotton on to Twyford’s trickery — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Duncan Garner calls Phil Twyford’s Kiwibuild scam for what it is, a hoax: Quote: Seriously, what has Labour and its MPs been doing these last nine years? Eating their lunch? We’d been led to believe its flagship Kiwibuild idea was this amazing, smart and innovative housing policy. We’d been told it was an answer to…

via Media are starting to cotton on to Twyford’s trickery — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Kiwibuild is turning into a disaster for the government that no amount of spin will get them out of — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

No amount of spin is going to get the government out of their promises on Kiwibuild, which are collapsing under the weight of Phil Twyford’s hubris: Quote: Housing Minister Phil Twyford says an official document saying the Government could not fund KiwiBuild themselves was simply poorly-worded. Twyford has repeatedly promised that the $2b allocated for KiwiBuild by…

via Kiwibuild is turning into a disaster for the government that no amount of spin will get them out of — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Local schools say ‘yeah, nah’ to Labour’s KiwiSlum plans — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Three local schools have moved to change their school zones to exclude the planned KiwiSlum build at Unitec. Newshub reports: Two Auckland schools have changed their enrolment zones and a third is set to follow after the announcement of a housing development in Mt Albert. Up to 4000 new homes – a mix of KiwiBuild…

via Local schools say ‘yeah, nah’ to Labour’s KiwiSlum plans — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

MBIE says Kiwibuild may be unaffordable for buyers — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: The Government’s flagship policy to deliver low-cost homes to first time buyers could be a fail on the affordability front, according to its own ministry officials. Documents released to Newshub Nation under the Official Information Act reveal KiwiBuild apartments and houses to be priced up to $600,000 in Auckland could still be well…

via MBIE says Kiwibuild may be unaffordable for buyers — Kiwiblog

Twyford admits Labour will deliver short on Kiwibuild homes during first term — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Phil Twyford faced Lisa Owen on The Nation where he made a not-unexpected admission: Labour can’t make houses appear out of thin air either. Lisa Owen: As we said, KiwiBuild – 100,000 houses over a decade. But the prime minister has said that it will take a while to ramp up; in the first few…

via Twyford admits Labour will deliver short on Kiwibuild homes during first term — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media