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It’s time for a Government

Posted by te2ataria on June 9, 2016

Sent by a reader in ‘Murder City’

Sick and tired of slumlords denying you the most basic human rights?

[John Key and his clique] need to stop joking about homelessness and start building desperately needed homes, said the Green Party.

OCR: Households and businesses still held hostage to housing crisis

The National Government’s failure to fix the Auckland housing crisis continues to keep interest rates higher than they need to be, meaning families and businesses face higher than necessary costs of borrowing, the Green Party said today.

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.25 percent despite economic conditions that favour lowering the rate, citing risks to the economy from high house prices and a lack of housing supply.

“National’s failure to fix the Auckland housing crisis is forcing the Reserve Bank to keep interest rates higher, hurting families, exporters, and jobs,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said.

“If National had tackled the Auckland housing crisis instead of choosing to do as little as possible, households and small businesses could be benefitting from lower interest rates right now.

Slumlords should stop joking about homelessness

At least 177 people sleeping rough within a 3-km radius of the Sky Tower, with another 51 in temporary emergency accommodation, up from 147 people last year, according to the 2016 Auckland City Street Count.

“The Government needs to stop joking about homelessness, as the Prime Minister did in Parliament today, and get on with building more houses,” Green Party social housing spokesperson Marama Davidson said.

“Families sleeping on the floor of marae, or in their cars, would be devastated to hear the Prime Minister joking about whether they’re actually homeless or if they’re just renovating their houses.

“John Key and Paula Bennett both mislead New Zealanders about homeless people not wanting help last week yet neither are prepared to apologise for the hurt they caused. And now they’re joking about homeless families.”

“Clearly, neither John Key nor Paula Bennett have any idea what life is really like for families spat out the rough end of the housing crisis, who genuinely have nowhere to live.

Govt should attack housing crisis, not families in need

National’s has failed New Zealanders on housing. Budget 2016 delivered nothing to give young families a chance to buy their own home. It slashed funding for home insulation by two-thirds. It continued John Key’s cruel policy of taking a $118m a year profit out of Housing New Zealand at the same time families are living in cars because there aren’t enough state houses.

No wonder 76 per cent of Kiwis say there is a housing crisis, and this Government has failed to fix it. Just one in four adults under 40 own their own place today. House prices are rising at 30 times the rate of inflation. 16,000 houses are year are being bought by foreign speculators. Record numbers are living in cars and garages.   http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11653530

How the average Kiwis are being ‘sodomized’ by PM and his gang

The value of an average home has increased by twice the amount an average worker earns.

  • Average price of a home in Auckland: About $1.2 million
  • House prices average annual growth ($35,000 or 8% in 2015)
  • Average income:  $44,000 (growth of 3.1% in 2015)

Housing affordability in Auckland better than in 2008, says Sick Nmith

Housing affordability is no worse in Auckland than in 2008, says Housing Minister Sick Nmith. [Which is actually true because the average family couldn’t afford to buy a house in 2008 and the average family, sure as hell, can’t afford to buy a house in 2016.]

“[About] 100 per cent of the average person’s income would be required to service their mortgage,” Dr Sick said.

Last year, the typical Auckland property earned about $230 a day – that’s twice what the average worker made in their job, or the same as an entry-level doctor or head of department teacher with responsibility for 10 staff.

“… the price growth was nearly twice the pay of an entry-level nurse and $25,000 more than a constable [earns] in his fifth year as a police officer.”

High Auckland rents forcing people onto the streets – Sallies

People are paying more than 70 percent of their income just for rent.

Child who has lived in van has message for PM

Other News in Drips…

The State’s other Stinking Secrets

Truth about the daily road carnage would hurt New Zealand’s $10 billion tourism industry…

The NZ TOURISTS or truth? (police censorship of road fatalities) campaign continues…

  • Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 398 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016
  • No of road fatalities recorded by Minitru: ONLY 153 [as of June 9]

nz road toll as doctored by police 09june2016

Search abandoned for man and child missing after car submerged on the West Coast
The driver and a 2-year-old girl went missing after their four-wheel-drive vehicle became partially submerged in the Poerua River just after 12pm on Thursday.
“Regretfully due to deteriorating weather conditions and river levels, we have needed to temporarily suspend searching which will resume once sufficient light and weather conditions permit.”

Fatal truck and car crash near Hamilton
At least one person was killed in a crash involving a truck and a ute on SH23 in Whatawhata, west of Hamilton, about 3pm on Thursday.


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Housing Minister ‘social cleansing’ Auckland

Posted by te2ataria on May 25, 2016

 Another American woman killed in a car crash

Foreword: There’s no crisis in New Zealand, social, housing, or otherwise, that money couldn’t solve, at least temporarily.

Homeless could be offered up to $5000 to leave Auckland: Paula Bennett

Up to 250 homeless families could be offered as much (!) as  $5,000 to leave Auckland, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has confirmed.

“I would say to those that are homeless that there is a chance that they could get a house in days if they were willing to look outside of Auckland.” [Out of sight, out of mind…]

The relocation policy was “one that I had thought of [all by myself] in the last week”, she said. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11644665

Other News in Drips…

Helen [Crooked] Clark denies the truth in Foreign Policy article

[Do you believe Helen Clark, Tony Blair, or Donald Trump!?] The former New Zealand Prime Minister [the most heinous] Helen Clark has denied allegations in Foreign Policy article that she retaliated against a critical investigation of the [Clark-and-the-likes-infested] United Nations by driving one of the investigators out of their job are “totally fabricated”.

She has also dismissed other revelations in a Foreign Policy article published Tuesday as being  made up. [Everyone is lying, except for the Crooked Clark, of course.]

Clark’s seven-year tenure in charge of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) had “left a trail of embittered peers and subordinates”, Foreign Policy said. Her UN colleagues had accused of her of “ruthlessly ending the careers of underlings in her quest to advance her candidacy and of undercutting the UN’s promotion of human rights”.

The most serious allegation was that Clark’s senior staff had forced out American-Swedish UN official Lena Sinha after she had participated in an investigation which was critical of the UNDP’s response to mass atrocities in Sri Lanka.

The investigation, called the Petrie Report, criticised senior members of Clark’s agency, saying that they had downplayed the Sri Lankan Government’s role in killing thousands of Tamils.

After the report was completed, Lena Sinha, who had held a position at the UNDP for 15 years, was told she would “never work for the UNDP again”, according to Foreign Policy. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11644241

U.N. Secretary-General Front-Runner Faces Internal Uproar

More than four years ago, Sinha was appointed to serve as chief of staff on a high-profile panel producing a report on the mass atrocities in Sri Lanka. The Petrie report — named after the lead author, Charles Petrie, a former U.N. official and occasional advisor to the U.N. chief — provided a damning account of the U.N.’s “systemic failure” to advocate for the protection of hundreds of thousands of Tamils caught in the line of fire in the final months of the country’s brutal civil war in 2009. It criticized senior officials in New York, as well as UNDP’s leadership team in Colombo, charging they routinely downplayed the extent of the Sri Lankan government’s complicity in killing the vast majority of the more than 70,000 civilians who died in indiscriminate shelling. The U.N. team in Sri Lanka “did not perceive the prevention of killing of civilians as their responsibility — and agency and department heads at UNHQ were not instructing them otherwise,” according to the Petrie report.

Body found in van [neither suspicious, nor unexplained by Auckland standards]

A body has been found in a van in south Auckland at 7.40am this morning.

Police are said to be “inquiring into whether the death is suspicious” and whether it will be referred to the coroner. [NOTE: The writer, Catherine Gaffaney, who is a general reporter based in Auckland, is clearly implying there would be instances where the deaths would NOT be referred to the coroner!]

[Incompetent] Police slammed over search for missing man Nicky Stevens

Family of a Hamilton man whose body was pulled from the Waikato River three days after he disappeared from a mental health facility say a “black comedy of errors” were made by police handling of his disappearance. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/80355621/Police-slammed-over-search-for-missing-man-Nicky-Stevens

One killed in Whakatane crash

One person was killed in a crash between a car and a van on Thornton Rd near Whakatane this morning and five, possibly six others were taken to Whakatane Hospital. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80360813/One-dead-in-crash-near-Whakatane-others-injured

American volunteer dies after crash in Napier

A 24-year-old American woman who died after a Hawke’s Bay road crash yesterday was a volunteer worker at Hohepa school for children with intellectual disabilities south of Napier.

She received critical injuries in the two-car crash on Tuesday morning and died in Hawke’s Bay Hospital later.

The victim, who had only recently begun a 12-month volunteer stint at the organisation, has been  described as “a ray of sunshine” by Hohepa general manager.

One of the cars involved in a crash on Prebensen Drive. Photo: MEGAN HUNT/FAIRFAX NZ


About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year [Blog estimate]

The State’s other Stinking Secrets

Truth hurts New Zealand tourism. The average tourist would not visit this country, if they knew true extent of the daily carnage on our deadly roads. Therefore:

To protect the tourism industry, about two-thirds of the road fatalities in New Zealand go unreported by our political police, or unrecorded by Minitru [“Ministry of Transport”.]

About 2.7 million licensed but not necessary qualified drivers, half million or so unlicensed/unqualified drivers and more than one million tourists (per year) drive on New Zealand death roads.

A large number of the above drive a vehicle under the influence (illicit drugs, banned substances, prescription medication…), while intoxicated, fatigued or mentally unfit, resulting in inordinate numbers of fatalities and injuries. [Other factors for the carnage include deadly roads, road unworthy vehicles…]

Between 2001 and 2014, New Zealand’s vehicle fleet reportedly increased by 32 per cent, while the population grew by 16 per cent and foreign travel was up by 15 per cent.  And over the last 10 years the number of international visitors has increased by about 30 per cent.

Today is DAY 160 of the latest NZ TOURISTS or truth? (police censorship of road fatalities) campaign

  • Blog estimate: About 900 people are killed on NZ roads each year. [Most probably] up to 368 road fatalities have occurred in NZ since 1 January 2016

How do they do it?

Police manipulate the road toll by censoring reports of fatal crashes, while the Ministry of Transport simply delete the unwanted road fatalities, even from their published records.

nz road toll - doctored by police - 25may2016

Two days ago…

nz road toll - doctored by police - 23may2016

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