Labour made much about a housing crisis in Christchurch, they lined up disgruntled drop kick after disgruntled drop kick to spout on about how there was a crisis in housing in Christchurch…except there wasn’t and isn’t:
Is there a housing crisis in Christchurch? The Press examined statistics, attended open homes and spoke to experts and members of the public. Anna Turner reports.
Difficult, pressured, heated – yes. But a crisis where ordinary people can’t buy or rent homes and flats and many homeless are roaming the streets or living in cars – No.
Those are the findings of a two-week investigation by The Press.
Once again the Labour party has been shown up for manufacturing a crisis when none existed. Good on The Press for actually investigating the claims.
If it was the Herald they would have put Simon Collins on the job, lined up heaps of Labour members and run stories for two weeks flat endorsing Labour’s claims despite evidence to the contrary.
I’m actually impressed with The Press.