Speech from the Throne

Housing

“Housing is a top priority for this government. Action will be taken to address homelessness. State house sell offs will stop. And the State will take the lead in building affordable houses.  Through its Kiwibuild programme, this government pledges to build 100,000 high quality, affordable homes over the next 10 years; half of them in Auckland.”

Failed to deliver.

Policy re-set. Expectations lowered. Minister removed. Barely responsible for delivering 250 extra dwellings to the private first homebuyer market since becoming the Government. Had bold targets, all of which have been dropped. Was also fact-checked by the NZ Herald when the PM claimed her Government had built 2200 state houses.  “MISLEADING: Yes, between November 1, 2017 and August 31 this year roughly 2200 state houses have been built, but roughly 30 per cent of those were already under construction when this Government took over and 16 per cent were already contracted by November 1, 2017.

Source: NZ Herald