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The New Zealand Herald
Bernard Hickey: Housing stakes still sky-highhousing crisis/challenge into the Auckland Unitary Plan. The troika of housing
Bernard Hickey: Housing stakes still sky-high
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 hours ago
housing crisis/challenge into the Auckland Unitary Plan. The troika of housing ministers, Bill English, Nick Smith and Paula Bennett, are not-so-slightly desperate that the plan includes enough room for hundreds of thousands of new houses and,... Read more
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NZCity
Sleep in cars protest in Hamilton, Napierwas brought to the case of property manager who rented out several illegal gara
Sleep in cars protest in Hamilton, Napier
NZCity / Posted yesterday
was brought to the case of property manager who rented out several illegal garage conversions. "Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett needs to explain why the government thinks it is acceptable for it to refer families to live in garages and... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Social housing waiting list rising againSocial Housing Minister Paula Bennett says the waiting list is now the highest
Social housing waiting list rising again
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says the waiting list is now the highest it has been since September 2014. Photo / Richard Robinson The official waiting list for social housing has started rising again for the first time since the list was... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
June social housing register releasedshows that the Government is working with vulnerable people to support their ho
June social housing register released
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
shows that the Government is working with vulnerable people to support their housing needs, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.Nationwide, applications on the housing register increased by 328 to 3,877 from the March to June 2016... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
What next? Dog kennels?Housing SpokespersonMEDIA STATEMENT21 July 2016Social Housing Minister Paula Be
What next? Dog kennels?
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
Housing SpokespersonMEDIA STATEMENT21 July 2016Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett needs to explain why the Government thinks it is acceptable for it to refer families to live in garages and sheds, says Labour’s Housing... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Little talks sense on housingfoundation stone. Other solutions are less convincing, yet that has not deterr
Little talks sense on housing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
foundation stone. Other solutions are less convincing, yet that has not deterred the undeterrable Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett from pressing ahead with her $5000 handout to encourage Aucklanders to come and take up a state house in... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Call for Govt role in S.DunedinMinister Bill English, in regards to the commissioner's recommendations, were r
Call for Govt role in S.Dunedin
Otago Daily Times / Posted 4 days ago
Minister Bill English, in regards to the commissioner's recommendations, were referred to Climate Change Issues Minister Paula Bennett for comment. A spokesman for the minister said, "Minister Bennett is focused on what both central and local... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Time to send a local message to Wellingtonto prod councils to share experts and services and so be more efficient and eff
Time to send a local message to Wellington
Otago Daily Times / Posted 5 days ago
to prod councils to share experts and services and so be more efficient and effective. The then local government minister, Paula Bennett, told the 2015 LGNZ conference she would "force'' them to. Ministers in June imposed "snapshots'', a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Mike Williams: Housing pickle leaves Govt vulnerablepressure on an issue, and has been reacting in an increasingly erratic fashion.
Mike Williams: Housing pickle leaves Govt vulnerable
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
pressure on an issue, and has been reacting in an increasingly erratic fashion. Late in May, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett announced that there would be funding of up to $5000 for homeless people and those on Housing Corporation... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Rich-lister sends message to Keythe long haul. But it takes bottle to confront Key's "kitchen Cabinet" - Bill
Rich-lister sends message to Key
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
the long haul. But it takes bottle to confront Key's "kitchen Cabinet" - Bill English, Steven Joyce, Gerry Brownlee and Paula Bennett - and tell them that when it comes to the housing crisis, many in business are coming to the view that their... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Motel-stay funding challengedSimon Collins Simon Collins Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett a Social
Motel-stay funding challenged
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
Simon Collins Simon Collins Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett a Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is being challenged to confirm that some homeless families may be eligible for extended state-supported motel accommodation. The challenge... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Rich-lister sends message to Keythe long haul. But it takes bottle to confront Key's "kitchen Cabinet" - Bill
Rich-lister sends message to Key
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
the long haul. But it takes bottle to confront Key's "kitchen Cabinet" - Bill English, Steven Joyce, Gerry Brownlee and Paula Bennett - and tell them that when it comes to the housing crisis, many in business are coming to the view that their... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Night feeding homeless prompts girl to write to PMto. The Herald approached the office of Prime Minister John Key for comment, w
Night feeding homeless prompts girl to write to PM
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
to. The Herald approached the office of Prime Minister John Key for comment, who referred to Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett. She is to respond to Peyton's letter today. Kauri and his family live in Papakura, and like to be involved... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Art Deco fun perfect for winterAussies. It is an event which sparks a good reason to take a mid-winter holida
Art Deco fun perfect for winter
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Aussies. It is an event which sparks a good reason to take a mid-winter holiday because, as Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett said, it has an appealing "point of difference". She added we had a real plus on our side right now as things... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
State house reductions 'a real issue'Parliamentary Opposition member and Hastings-based Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whait
State house reductions 'a real issue'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Parliamentary Opposition member and Hastings-based Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri challenges Minister of Social Housing Paula Bennett on regional housing issues yesterday. Photo / Doug Laing Hawke's Bay has had one of the biggest losses of state... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Minister laps up Deco's 'royal tour'Tukituki MP Craig Foss greets Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett, who
Minister laps up Deco's 'royal tour'
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Tukituki MP Craig Foss greets Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett, who received the Deco delivery treatment yesterday for a tourism conference in Napier. Photo / Duncan Brown On the eve of the Toyota Hawke's Bay Winter Deco Weekend, and with... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Night feeding homeless prompts girl to write to PMto. The Herald approached the office of Prime Minister John Key for comment, w
Night feeding homeless prompts girl to write to PM
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
to. The Herald approached the office of Prime Minister John Key for comment, who referred to Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett. She is to respond to Peyton's letter today. Kauri and his family live in Papakura, and like to be involved... Read more
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NZCity
Treasury wary of Inland Revenue IT claimsTreasury officials said in a November aide memoire to Finance Minister Bill Eng
Treasury wary of Inland Revenue IT claims
NZCity / Posted 9 days ago
Treasury officials said in a November aide memoire to Finance Minister Bill English and his associates Steven Joyce and Paula Bennett. "If IRD does not accomplish this, it may require significantly more Crown funding to complete the programme.... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Toby Manhire: PM's many pen pals all in a pickleplan is a rubbish plan that we're already pursuing. And he seems to have just c
Toby Manhire: PM's many pen pals all in a pickle
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
plan is a rubbish plan that we're already pursuing. And he seems to have just cancelled the Housing NZ dividend. From Paula Bennett Good progress on the comprehensive plan to stop people calling it a housing crisis. Have circulated a memo to... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
IRD business transformation project to cost up to $2.61bTreasury officials said in a November aide memoire to Finance Minister Bill Eng
IRD business transformation project to cost up to $2.61b
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 9 days ago
Treasury officials said in a November aide memoire to Finance Minister Bill English and his associates Steven Joyce and Paula Bennett. "If IRD does not accomplish this, it may require significantly more Crown funding to complete the programme.... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Government abandons social housing target of 65,000Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett announced a funding increase for emer
Government abandons social housing target of 65,000
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett announced a funding increase for emergency housing in September. Photo / File The Government has abandoned a target of increasing the numbers of subsidised social housing places to 65,000, despite growing... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Labour drops ball on its home-building policyto catch Joyce out, but it is a beltway skirmish. Even the creator of the pack
Labour drops ball on its home-building policy
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
to catch Joyce out, but it is a beltway skirmish. Even the creator of the package, Phil Twyford, had moved on to accusing Paula Bennett of establishing refugee-style "transit camps" after announcing the use of prefab homes for temporary emergency... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Government must stop state house sell-offstate houses in order to stop the housing crisis getting any worse, Labour’s Ho
Government must stop state house sell-off
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 days ago
state houses in order to stop the housing crisis getting any worse, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.“While Paula Bennett is putting people into transit camps in Auckland, and families are living in cars, it is madness to be flogging... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Housing football kicked aroundtwo major parties are each calling their housing plans "comprehensive'', with n
Housing football kicked around
Otago Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
two major parties are each calling their housing plans "comprehensive'', with no sense of irony. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett announced yesterday the Government's "comprehensive housing plan'' included modular social housing. Modular... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Builders confident in prefab demandsplaces. "The sector can easily build 140 one and two-bedroom houses," Bell sai
Builders confident in prefab demands
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
places. "The sector can easily build 140 one and two-bedroom houses," Bell said after Social Development Minister Paula Bennett indicated those numbers. But the sector needed to be able to plan in advance to deliver what was needed. "We... Read more
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NZCity
National MP faces driving chargecareless use of a motor vehicle causing injury to two people outside the Colleg
National MP faces driving charge
NZCity / Posted 12 days ago
careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury to two people outside the Collegiate Motor Inn in March. Cabinet minister Paula Bennett was also in car that was caught on camera allegedly coming into contact with TPP protesters in a driveway as it... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
MP charged with driving into protestersBorrows, who is also the Deputy Speaker of the House, was leaving his electoral
MP charged with driving into protesters
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 12 days ago
Borrows, who is also the Deputy Speaker of the House, was leaving his electoral office with fellow MPand cabinet minister Paula Bennett in March but was blocked by TPP protesters. He then proceeded to slowly drive through the protesters’... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Comprehensive housing plan includes modularTuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:13 amPress Release: New Zealand GovernmentHon Paula B
Comprehensive housing plan includes modular
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 12 days ago
Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:13 amPress Release: New Zealand GovernmentHon Paula BennettMinister for Social Housing12 July 2016 The Government is moving ahead with... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
More Government backdowns needed to end housing crisishousing plan is a joke, when there’s obviously no coordination between Minister
More Government backdowns needed to end housing crisis
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 12 days ago
housing plan is a joke, when there’s obviously no coordination between Ministers’ offices about that plan.“First Paula Bennett announced $5,000 cash grants for people to move out of Auckland without Bill English knowing, then we had... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Genetic challenges for genuine liberalismwith you” by birth-decreed definition despite the very best a determined welfa
Genetic challenges for genuine liberalism
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 13 days ago
with you” by birth-decreed definition despite the very best a determined welfare state can do. With Bill English and Paula Bennett trying mentoring, social investment and other “interventions”, the hand-up is getting a good fresh go. But... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
May tourism expenditure boost for regionsFriday, 8 July 2016, 1:18 pmPress Release: New Zealand GovernmentHon Paula Benn
May tourism expenditure boost for regions
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 16 days ago
Friday, 8 July 2016, 1:18 pmPress Release: New Zealand GovernmentHon Paula BennettAssociate Minister of Tourism8 July 2016 Media Statement Regions are continuing to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers - 7 July 2016reduce climate pollution, given road transport has been a key driver of the inc
Questions & Answers - 7 July 2016
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 16 days ago
reduce climate pollution, given road transport has been a key driver of the increase in carbon emissions since 1990?]Hon PAULA BENNETT (Minister for Climate Change Issues) on behalf of the Minister of Transport: Until new roads and improvements... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Motels fast way to take in homeless, says Hurimoana DennisMotel, $793,000 to Comcare and $551,000 to VisionWest in the year to June 30.
Motels fast way to take in homeless, says Hurimoana Dennis
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Motel, $793,000 to Comcare and $551,000 to VisionWest in the year to June 30. Last week, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett announced a further $1.9m a year for 153 existing beds at 14 emergency housing agencies nationally which have... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Awards champion public service excellenceand strategic thinking by the public sector is delivering real benefits for the
Awards champion public service excellence
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 17 days ago
and strategic thinking by the public sector is delivering real benefits for the public, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.Close to 400 public servants from across New Zealand attended the 2016 Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Labour to unveil house crisis planscontinue to rise. Budget 2016 included $41.1 million for 3000 emergency housin
Labour to unveil house crisis plans
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 days ago
continue to rise. Budget 2016 included $41.1 million for 3000 emergency housing places a year. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett originally said the funding would create 3000 new places, but later clarified that some of the money would go... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Housing crusade fits well with Labour's historydoubt hoping it will embarrass the Government. That job has already been done.
Housing crusade fits well with Labour's history
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 17 days ago
doubt hoping it will embarrass the Government. That job has already been done. Homelessness is not a new issue. In 2014, Paula Bennett was under fire about families living in caravan parks. She said at the time "there is absolutely no way that... Read more
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NZCity
Opposition to hold homelessness inquirywhat we need to do is implement it - I don't think having another discussion is
Opposition to hold homelessness inquiry
NZCity / Posted 17 days ago
what we need to do is implement it - I don't think having another discussion is going to do much." Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says there was a comprehensive review last year. "We're very aware of the problem," she said. In parliament,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers - 6 July 2016those 2,000 houses, I think, that had been promised will be built.Andrew Little
Questions & Answers - 6 July 2016
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 17 days ago
those 2,000 houses, I think, that had been promised will be built.Andrew Little: If his plan is so comprehensive, why did Paula Bennett have to make up the mythical Ministry of Social Development flying squads?Rt Hon JOHN KEY: The Minister did... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers - 5 July 2016Commissioner for the Environment that "climate change is by far the most seriou
Questions & Answers - 5 July 2016
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 18 days ago
Commissioner for the Environment that "climate change is by far the most serious environmental issue we face"?]Hon PAULA BENNETT (Minister for Climate Change Issues): I do agree in many respects that I think climate change is a very serious... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Silver Fern Farms, Shanghai Maling extend joint venture deadlineto indicate when the Shanghai Maling application will be sent to the relevant G
Silver Fern Farms, Shanghai Maling extend joint venture deadline
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 20 days ago
to indicate when the Shanghai Maling application will be sent to the relevant Government ministers - Louise Upston and Paula Bennett - for a decision as it was still awaiting information. Yesterday Silver Fern Farms chief executive Dean... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews John Keysomething the government would look at — getting things up quickly, maybe on yo
On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews John Key
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 20 days ago
something the government would look at — getting things up quickly, maybe on your own land? Is that an option?Certainly Paula Bennett has had a look at that sort of pop-up housing, for want of a better term. And that’s possible. You can’t do it... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
McCully accused of misleading cabinet over Saudi Arabia sheep dealsomething the government would look at — getting things up quickly, maybe on yo
McCully accused of misleading cabinet over Saudi Arabia sheep deal
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 21 days ago
something the government would look at — getting things up quickly, maybe on your own land? Is that an option? Certainly Paula Bennett has had a look at that sort of pop-up housing, for want of a better term. And that’s possible. You can’t do it... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Bennett eyes pop-up housesof 100 or so prefabs for temporary use could be established in South Auckland b
Bennett eyes pop-up houses
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 21 days ago
of 100 or so prefabs for temporary use could be established in South Auckland by next autumn, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett. It would house present state tenants whose property was being redeveloped and others in urgent need of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Government needs to dig deeper for homelessprovider in Whakatane will receive more than $15,000 each year to fund five eme
Government needs to dig deeper for homeless
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 22 days ago
provider in Whakatane will receive more than $15,000 each year to fund five emergency places, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett announced, yesterday. The first contracts to fund emergency housing providers for existing places have been... Read more
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NZCity
Nats hold annual conferencetheir say about that. Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith will be in the
Nats hold annual conference
NZCity / Posted 22 days ago
their say about that. Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith will be in the hot seat, alongside Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett. Gerry Brownlee, the minister responsible for the Christchurch rebuild, will speak to the conference and take... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Battle lines shaping up midway to pollsjob is harder because he is up against not just Smith on the affordability-supp
Battle lines shaping up midway to polls
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 22 days ago
job is harder because he is up against not just Smith on the affordability-supply issue but two top ministers in Paula Bennett in social housing and Bill English overseeing the lot, including Housing NZ Corp. It makes Twyford's... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Steve Braunias: Secret Diary of Peter Snell's singletRd rates BBQ Hut Nood LesSteve Braunias: Secret Diary of The Sack Mike Hosking
Steve Braunias: Secret Diary of Peter Snell's singlet
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 22 days ago
Rd rates BBQ Hut Nood LesSteve Braunias: Secret Diary of The Sack Mike Hosking PetitionSteve Braunias: The Secret Diary of Paula Bennett I let him in, and we went into the kitchen. I poured a couple of glasses. He handed me something in his... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Lizzie Marvelly: Cycle of homelessness can endthe most basic thing of all: leadership. Who exactly is accountable for our sky
Lizzie Marvelly: Cycle of homelessness can end
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 22 days ago
the most basic thing of all: leadership. Who exactly is accountable for our skyrocketing homelessness? Housing New Zealand? Paula Bennett? Winz? Nick Smith? While we are currently witnessing plenty of buck-passing, we've yet to see a leader stand up... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Battle lines shaping up midway to pollsjob is harder because he is up against not just Smith on the affordability-supp
Battle lines shaping up midway to polls
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 22 days ago
job is harder because he is up against not just Smith on the affordability-supply issue but two top ministers in Paula Bennett in social housing and Bill English overseeing the lot, including Housing NZ Corp. It makes Twyford's... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Big worries for Nats to dwell on at conferenceto knock on the windows of people sleeping in cars and offer assistance, which
Big worries for Nats to dwell on at conference
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 22 days ago
to knock on the windows of people sleeping in cars and offer assistance, which was declined. Party members should be urging Paula Bennett to lift her game. But it is house prices that should worry them from a political point of view, even if... Read more
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