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Letter to the Editor – Just how witless is our PM?!?!

30 June 2015 5 comments


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from: Frank Macskasy <>
to: Dominion Post <>
date: Mon, Jun 29, 2015
subject: Letter to the Editor



The Editor

Dominion Post


When National recently announced that it will consider selling State houses to overseas buyers – I had to check the calendar, just to ensure it wasn’t April 1.

This has to be the most bizarre and ill-considered policy announcement, in the annals of New Zealand’s political history.

When interviewed by Guyon Espiner on Radio NZ’s “Morning Report”,  on 29 June, Key admitted;

“I don’t know a huge amount about them…but they’re a charity, I think,  in Queensland.”


“I don’t know a tremendous amount about them…”

Just what our most poor and vulnerable families need – a Prime Minister who seems to be utterly clueless about who will be buying taxpayer-built State houses.

The most curious thing is that Key’s government plans to sell houses that are – allegedly – “in the wrong place and wrong size” for Housing NZ’s requirements.

In which case, why would a  charitable organisation, from another country, with little knowledge of our local community needs – be buying up such properties? How would they know what we needed?

Very little of this makes any sense. One can only assume that this is yet another money-raising venture from Bill English, who desperately needs a budget surplus next year.


-Frank Macskasy


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Radio NZ: Morning Report – Foreign buyers eyeing up state house sell-off






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