The housing crisis that wasn’t

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.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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