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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    Don't ever think that a car is any indicator of wealth. It isn't.
    NZTA research has a different view. The least deprived (wealthiest) have 25% of 5 Star Safety rated cars and only 13% of the most deprived have a 5 star cart. (Which makes me wonder how they can afford such cars). The most deprived have 35% of unsafe cars (1 star safety rated) whereas the wealthier have 24% 1 star cars - which helps explain why they might be wealthy. (They value less depreciating assets over safety ratings). Pretty much 50% of wealthy and poor have 2 - 4 safety star cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    NZTA research has a different view. The least deprived (wealthiest) have 25% of 5 Star Safety rated cars and only 13% of the most deprived have a 5 star cart. (Which makes me wonder how they can afford such cars). The most deprived have 35% of unsafe cars (1 star safety rated) whereas the wealthier have 24% 1 star cars - which helps explain why they might be wealthy. (They value less depreciating assets over safety ratings). Pretty much 50% of wealthy and poor have 2 - 4 safety star cars.
    Plenty of quite well off people drive older cars (they generally have respect for their money)- and plenty of absolute losers drive poncey expensive cars, ticked up to the max. Surveys in the states show that the most popular choice in cars for financially independent people is a second hand Ford.
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    Jacinda travelling the world again .....and making stuff up as she goes

    New Zealand hopes the world will follow its wellness-based policies

    https://www.ft.com/content/6b425632-...1-175523b59d1d
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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Jacinda travelling the world again .....and making stuff up as she goes

    New Zealand hopes the world will follow its wellness-based policies

    https://www.ft.com/content/6b425632-...1-175523b59d1d
    She obviously isnt very well informed. She was boring David Attenborough on the climate change panel with her "Climate change is the biggest threat to our world.

    If you believe the World Health Organisation, they reckon one of the big current / future risks is air pollution. They reckon it kills 7 million people a year. Whereas between 2030 and 2050 they expect 250,000 peoepl to die from CLimate change things each year.

    Then you have the anti-vaxers. Apparently there has been a 30% increase in global measles outbreak.

    Or you can pick the 1.6 million people who die from antibiotic resistant Tuberculosis.

    Theres also concern about a Flu pandemic. Not if but when. Or new outbreaks of Ebola. or the 390 million Dengue infections a year.

    Thats without even thinking of global financial crisis, war, nano -technology or an ever increasing world population
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    Jeez that Twyford is a twit. Everyone knew Labour would never get 1,000 Kiwibuilds done by July. Looks like he is going to struggle to even hit 300?

    Totally blinkered by ideology in the total absence of common sense and bereft of any understanding of economic reality.

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    NZ Initiative report out yesterday said KiwiBuild has become Housing Minister Phil Twyford's tar baby .....whatever that means

    Twyford liked that NZ Initiative when he was in Opposition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    Jeez that Twyford is a twit. Everyone knew Labour would never get 1,000 Kiwibuilds done by July. Looks like he is going to struggle to even hit 300?

    Totally blinkered by ideology in the total absence of common sense and bereft of any understanding of economic reality.
    Twyford, Lees Galloway and Curran as ministers shows the lack of talent they had to pick from. Then of course there's Willy Jackson and Kelvin Davis ......
    Somehow these no-hopers make even Andrew Little look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    Jeez that Twyford is a twit. Everyone knew Labour would never get 1,000 Kiwibuilds done by July. Looks like he is going to struggle to even hit 300?

    Totally blinkered by ideology in the total absence of common sense and bereft of any understanding of economic reality.
    Didn't they promise at some stage to build 10,000 houses a year (https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/polit...ouses-a-year)? At what stage did they reduce the number to only 1,000? But than - I heard they did finish so far only 37 (thirty seven) houses in the last 15 months.

    Thats probably why they stream line the schooling system and kill off charter schools. Quality education is not anymore important - only that the so called teachers are union members. Give it a handful more years of socialist teaching and nobody will notice anymore that 37 is less than 10,000?

    Labour's announcement included three main elements:

    100,000 new affordable homes for first home buyers, half of them in Auckland
    An Affordable Housing Authority to cut through red tape
    A tax on speculators by extending the bright line test to five years
    The Affordable Housing Authority would work with developers and use fast-tracked consenting to get on with building, Mr Little said.

    "New Zealanders don't have time to wait and hope National will bumble their way into a solution. We've got to change the government."
    Yeah, right ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPeter View Post
    Didn't they promise at some stage to build 10,000 houses a year .
    AS I recall it was 100,000 over 10 years with an initial 15,000 in the forst three years.

    So some basic number phil. That was 10,000 per annum on average or 5,000 each year in the first three.

    Here's what happens when you fail.

    Your target is now 11,077 in the remaining 9 years. And 7,350 in each of the next two years.

    Given he now doesn't have a CEO of Kiwibuild who rates his chances?

    Looks to me like this is one bumble to the next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    AS I recall it was 100,000 over 10 years with an initial 15,000 in the forst three years.

    So some basic number phil. That was 10,000 per annum on average or 5,000 each year in the first three.

    Here's what happens when you fail.

    Your target is now 11,077 in the remaining 9 years. And 7,350 in each of the next two years.

    Given he now doesn't have a CEO of Kiwibuild who rates his chances?

    Looks to me like this is one bumble to the next.
    How are they getting on with the 32 zillion trees they are going to plant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    How are they getting on with the 32 zillion trees they are going to plant?
    that's 32 zillion less the ones that have already gone into the muncher

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    How are they getting on with the 32 zillion trees they are going to plant?
    The NZ Initiative publish a biased report (they are after all a well to the right organization)
    and the attack dogs who have been hibernating over Xmas answer the rallying cry and spring into action.
    Minimoke with dubious statistics, (78 million die from air pollution each year. WHO says 7 million? )
    Fungus with his usual claims of incompetent ministers.
    BP is still upset charter schools are gone. Just like ACT
    Winner as is usual just stirring.
    All diverting attention from J. L. Ross wanting to return to the fold and Simon how long has he got?

    westerly

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    Quote Originally Posted by westerly View Post
    Minimoke with dubious statistics, (78 million die from air pollution each year. WHO says 7 million? )
    Spastic fingers on my part. I stand corrected and have amended to correct.

    Point remains: 7 million affected by air pollution vs 250 000 by climate change
    “climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.”

    Edit: the only people we can expect diversion from is Jacind Adern and Phil Twyford for their preposterous lies to teh electorate of house building and ILG over his handling of Stoubek.

    Spoiler alert - expect news of Marriage or another baby soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    She is. Would be good to see our government step up as well ...
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