HDPA advocates giving Kirsty Johnston a good hard slap

When Heather du Plessis-Allan isn’t trying to find loopholes that don’t exist in gun law she is giving advice to millennials whinging about the so-called housing crisis.

Quite frankly, inner-city kids sound like a bunch of snobs.

If an inner-Aucklander around the 30-year-old mark is complaining about Auckland’s housing crisis, give that person a slap. There’s nothing as unattractive as a millennial playing the stereotype of a spoiled generation, feeling entitled to the good life, and unable to bear buying a house in that part of town. That person deserves a housing crisis.  

Meanwhile in the same paper a few days earlier Kirsty Johnston takes a break from re-publishing dictation from the teachers unions:

This morning I read advice from a mortgage broker which said house hunters just need to give up their Sky TV or expensive cars and they’ll have a first home in no time.

It enraged me. I am one of those house hunters. And let me tell you right now, it’s not the Sky subscription that’s the problem.

Between us, my boyfriend and I earn about $110,000 a year. We have good jobs, and some savings, and could probably scrape enough together using our Kiwisaver accounts to pay for a deposit on, say, a $400,000 home.

There are a few homes we could afford in the outer suburbs, but then we’d be facing a three hour commute each day. At which point, we may as well live in Hamilton. Move, you say? Why should we? I worked hard to build my career and I’m not ready to give it up just yet.

Yes, we are privileged. But we’re not spoiled brats.

Can I suggest we make the slapping session pay per view?


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