Labour are lost. So, so lost. They are now opposing themselves

Labour is reiterating it will not back a development project at Point England reserve in Auckland because it’ll be a precedent for other parks to be carved up for housing.

On Friday Labour’s housing spokesman Phil Twyford and Maungakiekie candidate Priyanca Radhakrishnan announced Labour’s decision to withdraw support for the Point England Development Enabling Bill which is before parliament.

They just want to be against everything that the Government does.   Without thinking about it.  Just try and take down all legislation in front of the house.  There is no intelligence, no finesse.

Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says it’s a choice between housing and cows and Labour has contradictory positions on both.

“Eighteen hectares of this site have been grazed by cattle for 30 years. Twelve hectares are to be used for housing. The area of open space accessible for public recreation will be expanded with this development,” he says.

The development will provide 300 families with a warm, dry home, enhance the recreational facilities and space for the surrounding community, as well as help settle Ngati Paoa’s treaty claim and provide a site for a marae, Dr Smith says.

Labour demands more homes be built but then opposes one housing development after another, he says.

“They want fewer cows because of concern about water quality and greenhouse gas emissions, except in central Auckland on prime land like at Point England.”

It is hypocritical of Labour to oppose this bill when they have supported reserve lands being used in other treaty settlements, Dr Smith says.

Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell. says the Labour move is a betrayal.

It certainly shows voters that Labour cares more about politics than they do about people.  It’s all about beating National and not about people getting a roof over their head.

Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.


– NZN via Yahoo! news

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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.

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