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No new solutions in housing report

The Government's housing stocktake report released today adds no new knowledge or solutions and simply repeats the already well-publicised views of the authors, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The...


Kiwibuild a building bust

Official advice shows that in spite of claiming a ‘housing crisis’ the Government’s proposed solution will take years to ramp up, and even then around half its contribution will be...


State house move another backwards step

The Government’s senseless axing of the transfer of state houses to community housing providers is another example of its blinkered and backward approach, National Party Social Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse...


Big spending already starting to bite

The Government is already being forced to axe programmes which are making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders because it is mindlessly spending money and running out of...


Kiwibuild clarity after weeks of fudge

National Party Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse has welcomed Phil Twyford’s clarity that Kiwibuild would deliver 100,000 homes over and above what the private market or former National Government were going...


More smoke and mirrors on housing

The Government’s surprise announcement it has asked three people to spend a month writing a report on the state of New Zealand’s housing is nothing more than smoke and mirrors,...


Southern patients are getting their first surgical assessment faster

National MP Michael Woodhouse says patients in the South are receiving their first surgical assessments faster compared to 10 years ago.


$434,775.43 collected from fine dodgers in Dunedin

Michael Woodhouse, National List MP says one year on it’s clear that the threat of taking away people’s ability to drive is a very effective enforcement tool for overdue fines....