Chch family have “nowhere to go” with dozens of rental properties to choose from

Oh how I love these MSM hit pieces trying to show up how the nasty government doesn’t care about people.  It is always a case of victim mentality and my most “favourite” word of all: entitlement.

Anna Turner continues her ridiculous crusade at at The Press.  She has another try at making the housing situation sound dire, even though most of them should know by now that any of these sorts of attempts to pimp the poor to hit the government is going to get checked out by The Whale:


Oh, but “that’s horrible”, you say?  

Well no, not really.  Check out TradeMe right now:


Only 142 listing to choose from.  I can see the crisis for the poor, poor family.

“But hang on Whale”, I hear you say, “not all of those 142 will be affordable”.

No, no, you’re right.  But some are:


A family of 5 in a 2 bedroom home?  Why not?  What do they expect?  A palace?

And yes, that’s exactly what they expect.  Just because that nasty Housing New Zealand doesn’t have a 4 or 5 bedroom mansion, close to where they currently go to school / live / where her mum lives without transport, and so on, it is expected to deliver the lot.

And of course, they are a victim of circumstance consequences:

Anne Bovey and her partner AJ McIlroy say landlords reject them because they are both on a benefit and have a poor credit rating.

Landlords accept people on benefits all the time.  Even with bad credit ratings.  But what landlords do not want, are whiny scum with entitlement issues.  I bet you a dollar to a knob of goat poo that they turn up looking less that their best, and present themselves exactly as the burden on society that they are.

These aren’t “low income people” Anna.  These are beneficiaries that should stop making more babies, look for a job, and stop being a pain in the arse.


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  • island time

    The article says he lost his job as a scaffolder….building industry in chch is booming. How would he lose his job???

    • Saccharomyces

      Probably theft, from the article “and McIlroy had criminal convictions”.

    • Agent BallSack

      How the fuck is Scaffolder a profession? If he can do nuts up so is Tonys Tire Service.

      Jobs that involve nuts:

      Male prostitute
      Gay Male Prostitute
      Wheel Jockey
      Meccano Tester
      half a mechanic

  • In Vino Veritas

    Nothing to add to the last two paragraphs. Succinctly put by the Whale.

  • Stroker08

    Sky decoder in that photo?….

    • johnbronkhorst

      and the dark liquid in the glass below Mr McIlroy’s right elbow?

      • Stroker08

        And the logo on the T-Shirt?

      • Marc Williams

        And the “Crack A Woody” t-shirt? Lol, perhaps if he didn’t they wouldn’t have the 5th child in the photo when they can’t support the ones they already have.

        • 4077th

          Pretty sure those shirts are only given to regular consumers…by the looks of that thing next to him he would need to consume a whole box before you would want to tap that!

          • Saccharomyces

            Hatchet-faced maggot, I don’t think even a box of woody 8%’s would give me beer goggles strong enough to go there!

          • starboard

            daughter looks shaggable though

        • Ronnie Chow

          Is she drinking AND giving formula ?

  • DJ

    Same old same old. 6 fucking kids …..really? Why?

    • BJ

      And they’re not older kids with parents that have fallen on hard times – it is a kid factory – just keep churning them out. If he can climb on his misses he can climb on his bike and go get a job!

    • Mr_Blobby

      Are you serious, children are gold. The more you have the more the Government pay you. At some point it is just not economical to go to work. Want a pay rise just drop another spud.

      • Marc Williams

        Labour and the Greens want to give them $150 a week EXTRA for each new child. Compared to a $0.25 p/hour minimum pay rise, that’s like winning the lottery.

  • Mr_Blobby

    Having children you have no way of supporting, don’t pay your bills, can’t work and this is my problem how.

    How exactly do you lose your job in a industry with a skills shortage.No whinny scum with entitlement issues fits the bill.

    • Mr_Blobby

      Sorry, left out silly name syndrome for the kids.

  • Saccharomyces

    “These aren’t “low income people” Anna. These are beneficiaries that should stop making more babies, look for a job, and stop being a pain in the arse.”
    Fucking gold right there WO – that’s got the be quote of the week!

  • Joe Bloggs

    boo-frickin’-hoo. He’s an unemployed scaffolder in Christchurch. Big hint there as to how he can resolve this ‘crisis’…

  • JeffDaRef

    Where the hell do you start?
    How many kids? And counting?
    Criminal record?
    Both on benefits?
    Poor credit rating?
    Previously bludged off aunty?
    Even friends kicked them out?
    I need a lie down, I’m exhausted……

    • Mr_Blobby

      Add to that the Government and Council have about 7500 social houses between them and plan to increase that by 10% in the next year.

  • Jax

    Ask your self, your a landlord lets say of a 2bed as listed above that is “affordable”- this brood turn up all 7 of them for your 2 beds. Bad Credit, Unemployed in the building trade in CHCH?. On benefits. Criminal Convictions – now if you Google them you get a sob story they took to the press – currently dossing down without permission it seems in a sleepout. Meanwhile lots others turn up who probably have good credit, jobs, no convictions and kids they can afford and a reasonable number. Who would you pick? I cannot believe even the most left leaning would pick the first option .

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      Lefties wouldn’t pick them personally, rather, they would require the rest of us to.

  • tarkwin

    Sleep out sounds a bit up-market. they look like trailer trash to me.

  • disqus_f3yyDeV8Dc

    My partner and I have been renting the house we are currently living in for the past 2 years and paying $420 per week; we both work. Our lease expires on 5 March and we have been seriously looking for the past 6 weeks without success. We have had a temporary reprieve as Fletchers, who were meant to move in on the 5th now won’t be doing repairs until April at the earliest. Having been to over 40 viewings typically there is a queue of 50 or so people all hunting like us. Landlords seem to put families at the top of the pile so the family in the article should have a pretty good chance of getting settled. Anyway gotta dash, another viewing in 25 minutes…

    • Good luck.

    • Agent BallSack

      Take nieces and nephews with you….intimate you look after them often..try to make them cry before you get there so it looks like you have a strained natural nuclear family ☺ just kidding unless its a female agent then go for it

  • TeacherUnionsRscum

    I can’t take this anymore

  • johnbronkhorst

    and how much is their accommodation supplement? On top of all other benefits?

  • Ronnie Chow

    Ferkin’ hillbillies .

    Almost all of the comments at Stuff are supportive of these ‘poor’ folk . Although they were rejected by their very kinfolk , the stuff readership at home , and those using their work computers , vote these paragons as worthy of MORE state support .

    Labor is the true Hillbilly Party . These white trash will be decorated under Shearer , with the newly minted ‘Republic Model Citizen ‘ medal .

  • Corner_shop_not

    Yeah well, everything I was thinking, whale expressed…with the same outrage.

    I mean – for fucks sake, there are losers and then there are these down and out fken scum who think the world owes them a house(nay mansion) , and an income ohh and a media write up to accentuate all of the above and justify the entitlement even more.

    Paula Benefit is doing well cleaning these types of shits up, but i can’t help but think there are so many more of this type of scum still living off our taxes (hard earned taxes).

    arse holes…….the roles need changing, ‘guilty until proven innocent’ should apply, meaning you don’t get a house or a benefit, unless the state can see genuine hardship for genuine reasons..(and I’m talking the real hardship of a fken Ethiopian, not trash hardship)

  • unsol

    I remember this whiner from a while ago.

    Why would anyone who was struggling get pregnant AFTER the earthquake? Things like that make me lose all empathy & wonder how on earth I believe that children are in fact created by God when people who dont want, dont know how or cant look after their children keeping having more…..does poverty & stupidity somehow make you more fertile?

    And like island says how come he lost is job in the building industry….when CHCH is booming?

  • Tillsbury Gromit
  • Agent BallSack

    I think if youre unemployed in ChCH have 6 or more kids…get the fuck out. Stop playing the poor me card and do something. I had a criminal record affecting my job prospects many years ago…I became a bouncer – a firewood man – DJ at a strip club – Security for events…the list goes on. Do whatever the fuck you can to build up your self esteem and belief in yourself. I did all that on the West Coast – 2 hours drive from his home so man the fuck up and do it.

    /Free advice.