The great KiwiBuild re…

Kiwibuild reconstruction.

So far we have heard that there will be a:

  • KiwiBuild re set – Phil Twyford (Hansard)
  • KiwiBuild re calibration – Phil Twyford (
  • KiwiBuild re consideration – Winston Peters (Hansard)
  • KiwiBuild re construction – Winston Peters (Hansard)
  • KiwiBuild re luctance to verify numbers – Jacinda Ardern (Hansard)
  • KiwiBuild re view – Phil Twyford (TVNZ)
  • KiwiBuild re signation – Phil Twyford (requested by J Collins) Quote.
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10,000 is the new 100,000

Phil Twyford Photoshopped image Credit: Pixy

Figures released to Newshub show that the KiwiBuild targets have turned out, like every other target from the current inept bunch of bunglers in the Beehive, to be ‘aspirational’.

The KiwiBuild programme was launched in July 2018 and we were assured by Twyford that it would deliver 100,000 homes for first home buyers over the next decade.

That seems rather like 10,000 per year for 10 years, in simple average terms. quote.

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National trolls the woke folk

Photoshopped image credit: Technomage

In a singularly brilliant move to get their message out, National have tweeted an “attack” advertisement about Kiwibuild’s failure to deliver. They have pushed all the correct buttons in wokedom to ensure that the perpetually offended would be offended and would tweet and twerp about it. They have succeeded brilliantly, in spite of Bennett putting on her innocent face and saying it was not about gender. Quote.

A new National Party attack ad concerning KiwiBuild has been slammed as both sexist and incorrect.

But the party says the ad would have worked just as well with the genders switched and have an explanation for a number in the ad some have criticised.

The ad, released on Twitter, shows a young man and woman discussing Labour’s troubled KiwiBuild policy to build 100,000 affordable homes over 10 years.

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KiwiFail being rolled out in the provinces

Fresh from the PR disaster launch in Auckland and the lack of applicants in Queenstown Lakes, KiwiBuild is coping more flak now in New Plymouth.? Newsie reports: Quote

Almost 70 Kiwibuild homes are to be built in a neglected New Plymouth neighbourhood more than a decade after a new housing project was first promised.

In 2008, 28 Housing New Zealand properties were demolished in Marfell and in 2012, 20 families forced to move out to make way for a development that never materialised.

And some locals remain sceptical about the Kiwibuild initiative.
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Psst, want a cheap Kiwibuild house?

Did Twyford let something slip in question time in the House on Tuesday?

Question 9 was about the Kiwibuild scheme and the “buying off-the-plans” initiative?and what KiwiBuild developments have been announced so far through that initiative.

Twyford gave the numbers:

Announced:?25 homes in Onehunga; 211 homes in Queenstown Lakes; 20 homes in Mount Albert; 175 homes in Te Kauwhata.

To be completed this year: 10?homes in Queenstown Lakes; 10 in Te Kauwhata;?10 homes in Otahuhu,?with a further nine being built by June 2019.

Adding up, there are 18 built and sold, and another 39 coming by June 2019. If my maths is correct that is 57 by June 2019 as against a promise of 1000 by July 2019.

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A cup of cold sick with your sausage roll, Phil?

With exquisite timing, during the Labour Party conference, the Otago Daily Times has reported?yet another Kiwibuild disaster. Quote.

The South Island?s much-heralded first foray into KiwiBuild home ownership has been a bit of a fizzer ? at least so far.

So few prospective homebuyers have entered the ballot for 10 KiwiBuild house and land packages in the Northlake suburb of Wanaka that the developer has asked to extend the ballot period by 10 days.

The ballot was due to close on Thursday.

KiwiBuild senior media adviser Mark Hanson said yesterday 20 ballot entries had been received.

??Some houses have received no entries and the developer has asked us to extend the ballot to Sunday, November 18, to allow for people who they are working with more time to work through their pre-qualification process.??
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Is this Labour Party idea worth stealing?


The Labour Party wants to build 100,000 affordable homes across the country.

KiwiBuild: 100,000 affordable houses over 10 years, of which half will be in Auckland where they will cost up to $600,000 for a standalone home. The Affordable Housing Authority will deliver it. It will require a $2 billion start-up which will be recouped from house sales and returned to the Crown once the houses are built.
Did Whaleoil readers think that this was a policy idea worth stealing? Read on and find out what The Great Whaleoil Housing Survey revealed.
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50 houses a week for 4 years? Yeah right

Labour has promised to build 10,000 houses in Christchurch inside 4 years.

Labour leader David Cunliffe has defended his party’s plan to take on Canterbury’s housing crisis, which industry experts say leaves more questions than answers.

David Cunliffe announced yesterday that the party would build 10,000 homes in Canterbury over four years as part of its KiwiBuild policy, which aims to build 100,000 affordable homes over 10 years.

“The time has come for the Government to stop denying there is a housing crisis in Canterbury,” Cunliffe said. “Labour is prepared to take action.”

Yesterday, Cunliffe cited Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment figures that estimated up to 7400 people were living in insecure housing.

He said the party would also investigate the use of appropriate red-zone land and properties as a stop-gap measure for temporary accommodation.? Read more »