Jacinda hates DIY, how did she think all those villas in Ponsonby she covets got to be so nice?

Why does Jacinda Ardern hate jobs, progress and DIY?

Where do some builders buy their materials from to build new houses in Grey Lynn? Or renovate the Ponsibly villas she says she can’t afford?

Or is Cindy upset her favourite latte place will be next to former Labour, now National voters’ weekend shopping place? What a loser.


Jacinda seems to only approve of construction when it is paid for by tax-payers and undertaken as and where directed from Wellington. Heaven forbid that evil middle class home owners try to increase the equity in their homes by doing a bit of DIY. Again, how does she think those renovated villas she loves so much got their gear from to fix them up?

Obviously she has never been to Bunnings as she would then see the huge amount of young people employed there and the community groups making a mint selling sausages outside.

Labour, once again shows how out of touch they are with middle NZ voters who just want to get ahead with a bit of DIY to improve their lot.


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  • Day Day

    Where does Jacinda think houses come from? Do they spring up overnight? The last house I built, Bunnings supplied all the building materials.

    • island time

      Does she know where babies come from??

  • maninblack

    Ironic- given that that part of arch hill used to be all stables..

    • AnonWgtn

      Where is this place Arch Hill ?
      Is it some new posh invention by the Real Estate people to get more money.

      • LabTested

        It is a light commercial area between K Rd & Grey Lynn. The Auckland Army Centre is even there. A Bunning’s would be an improvement on many of the existing occupants

        • johnbronkhorst

          Couldn’t resist:
          A BULLDOZER would be “an improvement on many of the existing occupants.”………….of Auckland!

        • jonas

          i thought that was Newton?

          • Stuarts.burgers

            Sort of, when I ran Uncles at 270 Great North Road in the mid 80’s some referred to the area as Arch Hill and others as Newton.
            Great area back then with hippies , starving band members and the King Cobras at night , and during the day car salesmen with white shoes, a white belt and a smile like an alligator

          • John Q Public

            Sweet. I remember Uncles. This area formally known as Arch Hill more often is referred to as simply part of Grey Lynn these days as that looks better on a real estate flyer.

  • opusx

    Sigh…she really is a moron.

  • tarkwin

    Does she ever think before opening her mouth?

    • mike

      Its such a big mouth though…

    • blokeintakapuna

      She’s a Labour Party MP – true to form… in constant full blathering idiot mode, so to answer your Q – she probably tried…

    • Ghost

      Thought to mouth ratio, that’s a hell of a lot of thinking.

    • In Vino Veritas

      No tarkwin, that’s why she claimed we have a “housing crisis”. If she’d thought, she wouldn’t have said it.

      • Kimbo

        She has a degree in communications from Waikato University (snort!).

        What little of value they taught her was to stay on message in the hope it gets traction. “Fake it before you make it”.

        • In Vino Veritas

          Kimbo, I have no problems with her getting a Degree in Whatever. At least she got off her bum and did something, many don’t. My issue is that she is a career politician who has never lived outside the “political umbrella” so to speak. To have views, and make policy that affect a large portion of NZ’rs from this entirely limited perspective, is downright dangerous. The same can be said of Robertson and the gaggle of Unionist has beens that have made their way into Labour’s caucus.

          • Kimbo

            I too have respect for academic application and achievement. However, a “communications manager” is basically a paid whore, without the occasional intellectual clout of a lawyer.

          • In Vino Veritas

            You do lawyers a disservice Kimbo!

          • Kimbo

            How? Did I not mention the necessity for rat-cunning?! ;)

          • johnbronkhorst

            So the order of trustworthiness would be:
            RATS followed by Lawyers followed by labour MP’s with the lowest being the sub category of labour list MP’s

  • Whafe

    They obvioulsy are grown on the money tree that Jacinda and her party have access to…
    Have not seen a money tree, and nor have I seen a house tree…

    • johnbronkhorst

      The seeds and saplings are in your wallet !!!

      • Patrick

        Great National Party Election billboard:
        “Labour have a money tree – it’s in your wallet”

  • OhopeBeachBugger

    What is wrong with these people. Haven’t they realised that capitalism creates jobs and provides goods and services that people want?? How many people employed in a Bunnings – maybe 50, all in?

    • GazzW

      I dunno OBB but it must be around the 50 mark at least. Great opportunities for youngsters starting out but the really good thing that I like about Bunnings (and Mitre 10) are the retired tradies working on the floor who give you all sorts of great advice – and they obviously really love their jobs.

      • Mr Sackunkrak

        I was going to say the same thing. Those guys really are helpful.

      • johnbronkhorst

        Also, some of the older employees at Bunnings are ex builders etc. Meaning they could learn a lot and perhaps move into an apprenticeship.

  • GazzW

    A classic case of NIMBYism from a classic chardonnay socialist. A warehouse store in the Peoples Republic of Grey Lynn – what next? And then there’s all those common people from out West coming to buy there and filling up our cafes.

    • kaykaybee

      Bunnings brings jobs into their area??

      Convenient Bunnings means lower carbon footprint?

      The suburb has only been semi-gentrified for 5 minutes and the noise they’re making is just so damned middle class. It’s quite laughable how the rebel became the NIMBY so quickly.

      • OhopeBeachBugger

        Haha, the eco-socio rebel of today is the NIMBY of tomorrow. Well spotted.

  • Blue Tim

    But Bunnings is owned by WestFarmers, those evil Australian investors

  • metalnwood

    Lets be fair to her. All she is saying is that we are in a housing crisis not a diy crisis.

    This is true. Only two things against her here. One, if we didnt put a bunnings and put houses there they would go for well over a million a pop. Doesnt help getting affordable homes in the housing crisis. Two, affordable homes are shitholes and require a bunnings to do them up.

  • blokeintakapuna

    Jacinda – when people think you’re probably an absolute moron and only talk to hear the sound of your own voice – it’s best to remain silent, than to speak and remove all doubt.

  • Michael

    I’m pretty sure 100 residents object. The other 10,000 are okay with it. No wonder you can’t win back a seat that was Labour for 80 years.

    • Honcho

      Very good point and its one that I was actually just about to make, labour have a habit of backing the wrong horse so to speak, the vocal minority, red herrings …. might actually be something in that.

  • boristhefrog

    So Cindy was standing on the street admiring (coveting) all those nice Ponsonby villas when a bandwagon rolled by… so she jumped on it….

    Cindy isn’t old enough to remember Ponsonby in the 70s when the villas weren’t so lovely…

  • manuka416

    Never mind the many people who’d be employed, Jacinda. A prime example of how Labour lost their roots many years ago. Used to be the workers party?

    • DavidKNZ

      Manukau416: “A prime example of how Labour lost their roots many years ago”
      Maybe this young lady could help get them back?? :-)

      • FredFrog

        Nah, she’s too ugly.

  • Goldie

    Jacinda Ardern really is an incredibly silly girl. DIY to add value to your house is a basic part of kiwi culture. Only a socialist with absolutely no experience in the real world could fail to understand that.

  • Col

    Poor girl been out to pasture too long.

  • johnbronkhorst

    When you asked John Key: “Where are the jobs?
    HERE THEY ARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • AnonWgtn

    Is Jancinta’s house in Shearer’s electorate, the one that Helen promised her recently.

  • David Tocker

    There is no housing crisis. There is a crisis of too many people wanting to live in the ‘nice’ areas in Auckland.

  • LesleyNZ

    Jacinda is so wrong and it is unethical for a politician to be getting involved with an issue such as this. This is a commercial decision and politicians should NOT be taking sides.

    • johnbronkhorst

      Desperation to get face in paper and APPEAR relevant!

  • cows4me

    Good one comrade Cindy, make note, new edict. No more development that takes up land suitable for housing. And while you’re at it could you kill all the sparrows to, messy bastards.

    • johnbronkhorst

      “No more development that takes up land suitable for housing.”
      BUT, when they build those subdivisions of 10 000 houses each, where will they put the shops, schools, sports fields plunked offices and sundry other social services that labour are so fond of?
      Or will their “housing policy” consist of “row on row” of tenement housing? How Victorian of them!
      Of course they will have to raise the WWF and extend It to beneficiaries, so they can afford the bus fare to work and the their kids to school.

    • johnbronkhorst

      could you kill all the sparrows
      Mao tse tung?

      • cows4me


  • Bad__Cat

    Cindy knows you don’t need DIY when you live in a State house

  • Patrick

    Like an ambulance chaser Adern finds a tin pot issue & tags her name to it in the hope of garnering a few more votes.

  • David Broome

    Here’s the answer why those sensitive souls are upset. The owner of Bunnings encapsulates everything they despise – farmers, miners, chemicals, energy, fertilizers, health & safety and commerce (today it has 500,000 shareholders):

    About Us Wesfarmers – a diversified corporation
    From its origins in 1914 as a Western Australian farmers’ cooperative, Wesfarmers has grown into one of Australia’s largest listed companies and employers. Its diverse business operations cover: supermarkets, department stores, home improvement and office supplies; coal mining; insurance; chemicals, energy and fertilisers; and industrial and safety products. The primary objective of Wesfarmers is to provide a satisfactory return to its shareholders.

    The company aims to achieve this by:

    – satisfying the needs of customers through the provision of goods and services on a competitive and professional basis;

    – providing a safe and fulfilling working environment for employees,
    rewarding good performance and providing opportunities for advancement;

    – contributing to the growth and prosperity of the countries in which
    it operates by conducting existing operations in an efficient manner and
    by seeking out opportunities for expansion;

    – responding to the attitudes and expectations of the communities in which the company operates;

    – placing a strong emphasis on protection of the environment; and

    – acting with integrity and honesty in dealings both inside and outside the company.

    • Hazards001

      Yes yes yaaaaaaaaaaaawn…that’s all very well and good but the burning question on everyone’s lips is…Would you put Socialist Cindy over the block if you had the chance?

      My answer is only if the ball gag had already been inserted and the taxi was outside with engine running.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Socialist Cindy likes DIY. My friends sisters aunts godson told me she does.
    Every morning and night, and twice during the day

  • Bob Murphy

    They don’t sell dildoes at Bummings!

  • emmess74

    Funny how it’s a housing crisis now when prices are barely above the 2007 peak but when house prices doubled under Helen Clark, it was the basis of a booming economy.