Two more reasons to stop voting for the National Party

The main reason people give for voting National is to keep Labour, who they see as so much worse, out of power. This reasoning doesn’t work anymore. Two recent actions by National emphasize why this is so. 1) Changes to the Resource Management Act that promote separatism. 2) The Harmful Digital Communications Act being used…

Nick and Maggie looking for a hero

The NZ National party lost the battle of ideas decades ago. Its political strategy today is mostly a series of slow steady surrenders, one after the other after the other, to progressive ideology. Currently, the Nationals are all a tizz over the prospect of current Labour party leader Andrew Little losing his defamation case, being…

National’s Housing Minister Nick Smith as slippery as always

Nick Smith is proud of increases in building consents. New building consent figures released today by Statistics New Zealand confirm the strong progress being made in increasing housing supply, particularly in Auckland and Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “These positive signs follow a general pattern of strong growth that has continued…

Overseas buyers not a big problem in Auckland says Nick Smith

Overseas radio advertisements for NZ property are claiming that foreign purchasers can count on collecting half the weekly wages (about $500) off renters. The ads are being run in Singapore, China and Malaysia. Singapore’s 90.5 Gold radio station plays the ad, asking listeners: “How would you like the people in New Zealand to give you…