Opinion

Govt wiggles on housing hook

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 21 Jan 2021

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 21 Jan 2021
The political year is finally under way with the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, breaking from cover to appear in public for the first time since before Christmas.As she took to the rostrum at the Labour caucus’s annual new year's retreat in Nelson, the chilly, rain-speckled conditions currently passing for a summer’s day seemed befitting of the fact that all we really got was a reheated housing announcement and some lukewarm signals on housing policies to come.Flanked by three ministers, Chris Hipkins for the covid-19 response,...

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