This is absurd really. Labour are just making stuff up now.
It’s shameless, the Media Party report it verbatim, and by the time the correction gets out of bed, the lie has been around the world, the damage done, and… explaining is losing.
National need to come up with a better strategy to deal with this, because right now Labour keep setting the conversation for the day, and by the time all the Duncan Garners turn their microphones off, the truth comes out too late for anyone to notice.
Today, Andrew Little has made several incorrect claims on this website about housing. We’d like to take the opportunity to correct these statements, because it’s important in a strong, robust democracy like ours that political leaders present facts to New Zealanders.
The Government has created 154 Special Housing Areas to bypass outdated council plans and make consenting easier so people can get on and build houses more quickly, releasing land for another 56,000 homes.
We have freed up enough surplus Crown land so far for nearly 1000 homes – 20 per cent of those must be affordable and 20 per cent social housing.