Oh look another Labour flunky paraded by the Herald with a sorrowful story

Kate Sutton is in the Herald on Sunday moaning about not being able to find a house…despite the fact she already owns one.

he couple have been house-hunting for seven months, have looked at 150 homes and have been outbid at four auctions.

But even with a good deposit and a budget of between $600,000 and $700,000, the desperate couple are still flatting in an Onehunga property Sutton and her brother own.

Here’s a thought, why doesn’t she buy her brother out? Or perhaps seek budgeting tips from Jacinda Ardern who has managed to recently buy and “affordable house”.

It makes me angry that the major newspapers fall for what can only be described as an orchestrated campaign by Labour to have “woe is me” stories plastered all over them.

Oliver Mannion might find life improves considerably if he entered the workforce properly instead of living a bludgers life studying sociology. Even worse, his boss is a certain Peter Davis.

And why didn’t Kate get dibs on a nice house in Stonefields when she was working for the developer?

The couple said they were not being unrealistic in what they wanted and had been looking at traditionally affordable suburbs of Onehunga, Blockhouse Bay, Mangere Bridge and Avondale.

The couple had noticed price jumps in the past six months and they have had to increase their budget in the hope of securing a home.

“We are kicking ourselves we didn’t buy six months ago because houses that would have gone for $650,000 are now going for $700,000,” Sutton said.

They just need to look farther afield…for their budget you can easily get a 4 bedroom place in Flat Bush that is brand new.

Nice of them to suggest Labour’s policy as a possible solution. But then she would wouldn’t she being a constant candidate for Labour.

They said the situation in Auckland was so bad the Government needed to introduce a capital gains tax if there was to be any relief for buyers.

Has anyone looked at Sydney’s property market? They have capital gains tax…hasn’t stopped prices rising. It’s what happens to cities. The Herne Bays of Sydney have an entry level like $10 million despite tthe capital gains tax.

Just because these Labour flunkies  cannot live in their ecletic fasionable suburbs they blame the government. These stories would be a tad more believable if they didn’t constantly trot out Labour party flunkies.


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  • Phar Lap

    Wonder where and how the bleating stool pigeon got her deposit from,and what sort of income she is on, to service such a huge amount.Perhaps she is employed by Unite,the union run by McCARTEN ,the little grub ,who it is alleged refuses to pay employees PAYE to the IRD.

  • thor42

    Jeez….. it’s *ridiculous* that these so-called “newspapers” trot out Labour functionaries to tell “woe-is-me” stories.

    No wonder their circulations are going through the floor.

  • Patrick

    Promoting Capital Gains as a way to dampen property prices is the biggest attempt at voodoo economics up there with Wee Wussell Norman’s idea of printing money to solve all NZ’s woes.
    Take a look at Australia, CGT & Stamp Duty, in fact WA has one of the highest Stamp Duty rates of all the Australian States & Perth also has the hottest property market, including Sydney. Go figure – it hasn’t worked there!

    See this for what it is, the thin end of the wedge – another attempt by the left to tax the bejesus out of the middle classes. The wealthy will structure their affairs & never pay the tax, Labours’ constituency do not pay tax only receive. That leaves the poor old working middle class shouldering yet more of the tax burden. This is a disgraceful manipulation of most Kiwi’s desire for home ownership, the Left know it will not bring house prices down one iota but they will play on our desire to own our own home to sneak in another tax.

  • Pissedoffyouth

    What i don’t get is, why would she need to buy a house?

    Shes clearly not keen for any financial gain, with her support for capital gains tax.

    And as the Herald said this week, renting is cheaper then buying at the moment.

    Whats the reason for purchase then?

  • Honcho

    With that big of a budget she could buy just about anywhere, save for a few streets in auckland, Its clear shes just being picky and letting her ego get in the way of finding somewhere to settle, in the meantime writing a story about how disadvantaged she is because she can not afford to live on Paratai Dr.

  • LesleyNZ

    Chardonnay Socialists – don’t you just love them!

    • Travis Poulson

      Careful Lesley, a wine reviewer on ZB this morning said Chardonnay was becoming popular again. lets hope the socialists don’t follow the same trend.

  • Dave

    To Kate Sutton, Oliver Mannion and all you other inner city wannabees. Meet Len Brown. Len has the solution for you, a sparkling new train set, which means you can buy a home in Southern Auckland and commute economically to Central Auckland, no doubt subsidised by the others that actually pay tax (net after “other” forms of handouts). Just noticed that it was only a 52 minute trip from Auckland to Remurera for another blogger, but Lens new train set isint working yet, and NOR are his existing trains. But, just think how much property will rise in the southern areas when Lens new train set finally works. Capital gains coming post 2018!!

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    May be the socialist Cindy can help here?!?!?

  • cows4me

    Watched an item on house auctions in Auckland ( closeup ). Geez this younger couple brought a two bedroom brick batch for $557,000. Bloody hell !!!. Poor buggers how the hell can they afford this stuff . Surely this will all end in tears when it becomes clear that thousands of houses are way over valued and the bubble will have to burst. My wife often moans about the mortgage left on the farm, a little more then what these young people paid for their house now. Shit our mortgage appears to be insignificant when faced with figures like this.

  • Grizz30

    I take umbridge to this article for a number of reasons. Capital gains tax will not help Kate Sutton, unsuccessful Labour List Candidate, afford a house in her dream suburb. Most home buyers look for homes to live in themselves which Labour would never subject to a capital gains tax. All it would do is make homes at the lower end cheaper, which Kate Sutton clearly feels her poohs does not smell enough to live in.

    However what irks me more, is that after getting the government and regional councils spend vast sums of money to upgrade rail and busways and demand ongoing transport subsidies, these socialist sychophants choose to ignore it and try to live their bohemian inner city lifestyle instead of living further out in an affordable suburb. Is it that they wanted their train and bus sets to keep other people away from where they wanted to live?