More good news


Jobs up, confidence up, inflation down and main benefit numbers down.  What else can go wrong for Labour?

The number of people on the social housing register — the waiting list — has fallen 4.6 percent compared to the same time last year.

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says figures for the March quarter show there were 4585 people registered, and of those, 1036 were already housed and were waiting for a more suitable property.

Social housing is mainly state homes plus some provided by community organisations.

Ms Bennett says the decline is the result of a more targeted approach to meeting individual needs.

“Regular contact with people on the register ensures ministry staff have the most up-to date information about their circumstances,” she said.

“Frontline staff working more closely with people to explore all alternative housing options is also helping to reduce the number of people on the register.”

The only concern I have is that things may be peaking a little too early for the 2017 elections.  Even so, if things do take a turn the momentum of contentment will carry forward for some time before the doom sayers have any effect.


– NZN via Newshub

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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.