The Herald reports:
Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei
Paid $214,000 for a three-bedroom wooden villa in Dunedin’s North East Valley in 2007.
She and her family left Auckland in 2002, partly because of the cost of housing on an MP’s salary.
She says there were good homes available in Dunedin for $140,000 to $180,000 when she was house hunting.
But her bank wouldn’t lend her less than $200,000 as she had no deposit and had to take out a 100 per cent mortgage.
You’re an MP on around $130,000 a year, and you claim you couldn’t save for a deposit.
Wait until they’re in Government and running the economy!