Blunt on Gareth Morgan

September 8th, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

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12 Responses to “Blunt on Gareth Morgan”

  1. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    Spot-on!

    He’s *just* like our version of Dennis Rodman, thinking he can “make a difference” to the place. Very unlikely.

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  2. hj (6,756 comments) says:

    Morgans not one of the mutually masturbating rich boys is he?

    We have a huge distortion in our housing market, a legacy of extremely poor policy management since financial deregulation 30 years ago.

    It has resulted in the price of our accommodation becoming one of the highest in the world – at least in relation to the incomes we earn.

    And that distortion is concentrated more and more in one location in New Zealand – Auckland.

    Not all those sucked into this vortex of economic survival can live in Herne Bay, St Heliers, Takapuna or Remuera. At least not in a house – a shoebox in those locations is looking more and more inevitable.

    But in general the workers forced to Auckland are signing up to a daily life of motorway gridlock.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10891660

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  3. wat dabney (3,724 comments) says:

    The solution is for New Zealand to become more like North Korea.

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  4. Ian McK (237 comments) says:

    This reborn socialist is now vying with Wimpy Norman for left-wing media’s poster boy. Are they related?

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  5. OneTrack (2,838 comments) says:

    “wat dabney (2,943) Says:
    September 8th, 2013 at 11:27 am
    The solution is for New Zealand to become more like North Korea.”

    That is the Greens plan

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  6. OneTrack (2,838 comments) says:

    Hj – “Not all those sucked into this vortex of economic survival can live in Herne Bay, St Heliers, Takapuna or Remuera”

    What is it about the lefties that get in the Herald that are complaining about the housing market and the government not intervening, that they ALL only want to live in those suburbs. There are other suburbs in Auckland. They may even have cafes that serve Chardonnay.

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  7. Johnboy (15,602 comments) says:

    He made me 2.4% profit last month on his Kiwisaver.

    Who gives a fuck if he hates cats or loves Kim Jong Un. :)

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  8. hj (6,756 comments) says:

    OneTrack (835) Says:

    What is it about the lefties that get in the Herald that are complaining about the housing market and the government not intervening, that they ALL only want to live in those suburbs. There are other suburbs in Auckland. They may even have cafes that serve Chardonnay.
    ……………..
    The answer to that is likely to be the poor quality of housing stock and the poor quality of some neighbourhoods: analogue TVs in the gutter, pitbull in the yard. Also there is the commute, some cheaper houses need two cars to get around.

    Background of housing in NZ
    1.4 million houses
    Most houses inhabited for 70 to 90 years
    Many houses are old, cold and damp
    High level of deferred maintenance
    Relatively low building code standards
    Declining home-ownership rate
    Mäori home-ownership rates remain lower
    No wealth tax, capital gains tax or death duties
    Around 30% of people rent from private landlords
    5% of people rent social housing
    Public consequences
    • Untaxed increase in house prices helping to fuel
    wealth concentration and income flow
    • Increase in relative inequalities has social and health
    consequences at both individual and neighbourhood
    levels
    • Housing is probably our poorest maintained
    infrastructure
    • Poor housing leads to health problems that lead to
    greater health care utilisation
    • Poor housing leads to inefficient use of energy
    http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/media…/tgls-howdenchapman.pdf‎

    the poor quality of the housing stock is only matched by the greed of property investors.

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  9. orewa1 (428 comments) says:

    Gareth who?

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  10. lolitasbrother (590 comments) says:

    I am travelling through the world with money and I can tell you everything through my lip which nobody believes in,
    and my name is gareth moron idiot, but I will continue later on the socialist dream, and why you people are fools

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  11. lolitasbrother (590 comments) says:

    I am travelling through the world with money invented and I can tell you everything through my false dirty lip which nobody believes in, and my name is gareth moron idiot, but I will continue later on the socialist dream, and why you people are fools

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  12. UglyTruth (4,551 comments) says:

    Gareth Morgan:

    My concern is the 25 million Koreans suffering because of this 68 year impasse. The relevant question is whether prolonging this aggravation it is the only way forward or whether we can be smarter. I am not supporting the authoritarian regime of North Korea’s or that in Russia or that in China or for that matter, that in Singapore. What I’m saying is that the US as leader of liberal democracies has normal relations with totalitarian regimes when it suits them but push for “regime change” when they sniff the possibility of engineering a Saddam-like collapse.
    I do not see it as defensible to punish 25 million people for a totalitarian regime (and I agree it is totalitarian) they are powerless to change. The only way to effect sustainable change is contact, demonstration and persuasion. Not isolation, escalation and humiliation. The DPRK’s re-instigation of its nuclear programme is a direct result of provocation – it’s terrified the US is going to invade it

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