Slums

Yesterday, the Labour Party declared some of us live in slums

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Before I even address the issue of slums, why is it that the Labour Party strategy is to go for excessive hyperbole? It just polarises people straight away. How many years before they understand that more new votes lie in the middle, not on the far left?

That aside, slums.

India has over 40,000 slums housing about 10 million people. ?With few exceptions, these slum homes?feature:

  • NO electricity
  • NO in-home toilet
  • NO in-home shower
  • NO gas to cook on
  • NO potable water from a tap
  • NO facility to do laundry

and its inhabitants receive:

  • NO government provided welfare.

Let’s compare that New Zealand slum homes, that feature:? Read more »

Waikato Times joins in Pimping the Poor

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A reader notes that the Waikato Times has joined in pimping the poor.

I tried to make a comment on this article stating that we don’t have?”slums” in Hamilton and that these people should travel to Africa,?India, South America etc to find out what a real slum looks like. I?also suggested that they could tidy up their lawns and do some basic?maintenance and their houses would look quite nice.

I thought you’d be interested – there have been a lot of these?articles crying poverty coming from the Waikato Times lately – even as?Hamilton is booming, growing fast, and clearly one of the most?successful cities in NZ at the moment.

I am so tired of all the whining in our media about how awful NZ is.

We top the world rankings in so many different lists about quality of?life/best places to live/least corrupt governments etc. I wish our?media would find something else to talk about besides doom and gloom.

And what do you know…the Waikato Times shows us a house with not one, but two Sky dishes.

They then proceed to outline how all these people living in subsidised housing are apparently living in a slum.

One photo even has nice polished floor boards…some slum eh?

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Mike Lee slags off crap development and Brown’s fingers become more sticky

Mike Lee – long time consolidated city advocate – has hit out at the winning entry for Len Brown’s developer mate Mark Todd.

Mr Todd has chosen a design from an initial competition but Mike Lee says it’s not what should be built.

Whilst it’s somewhat contradictory of Lee, the fact is – even he is unimpressed. More ticky tacky units by the railway.

But that’s not all. Whilst Lee is bagging the development as another eyesore news to WOBH says that Mr Todd has also garnered himself criticism for obtaining consent for a development proposal on Khyber Pass that breaks a number of provisions set by the Special Housing Areas.

Locals are upset that the first consent under the SHA process should have been notified – at least to immediate neighbours due to its height yet Mr Todd was able to do what other developers can’t and sneak one passed the goalie. ?? Read more »

Map of the Day

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Slum and refugee camp populations

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