The Dim-Post

October 11, 2016

Election’s a comin’

Filed under: Uncategorized — danylmc @ 1:30 pm

Via RNZ:

The government is tightening immigration numbers, after weeks of pressure over record high numbers of new migrants and working visa approvals.

The higher end of the planning range for new migrants for the next two years will be reduced from 100,000 to 95,000.

Those coming to New Zealand under the skilled migrant category will have to have 160 points before getting residency rather than 140.

The number of people allowed entry under the family category will be more than halved from 5500 to 2000.

There will be a temporary ban on applications under the parent category – which allows any parents with adult children who have residence in New Zealand, to also apply.


The government is going to become a large supplier of medium-density housing in Auckland, the Minister for Housing New Zealand Bill English says.

Mr English said once the Unitary Plan was in place, the government would be able to build tens of thousands of new homes in Auckland.

“We’ve got inefficient use of land in Auckland, we already own 27,000 houses there, we’ve now got the legal ability with the new plan to build another 30,000 or so, maybe more, on that land.

“We’d be silly not to do it when there’s strong demand.”


  1. Interesting


    Comment by Antoine — October 11, 2016 @ 1:36 pm

  2. I expect the Govt. to release some well considered stratagems to deal with child poverty, probably by Thursday.

    Comment by Gregor W — October 11, 2016 @ 2:22 pm

  3. ..well considered stratagems…. Which planet are you on. Flip flops and changing policy like they are on dodgems isnt well considered.

    Comment by ghostwhowalksnz — October 11, 2016 @ 3:15 pm

  4. /whoosh

    Comment by Gregor W — October 11, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

  5. Trouble’s a brewin’

    Comment by swordfish — October 11, 2016 @ 3:31 pm

  6. Within Auckland’s high cost property bubble, rentiers in every suburb were fearful – what would happen to house prices? They were being assailed from all sides, poor people were asking for homes and investors were getting nervous.

    But never fear, new heroes have stepped forward Bill “invest tax-payers money” English and Phil “no more land for you” Goff – subsidising demand and forestalling supply.

    The bubble, the mighty bubble, will be preserved.

    Bill and Phil – showing bipartisanship is achievable.

    Comment by unaha-closp — October 11, 2016 @ 4:39 pm

  7. I expect the Govt. to release some well considered stratagems to deal with bovine riparian incursion, probably by next Tuesday.

    Comment by Clunking Fist — October 12, 2016 @ 1:52 pm

  8. Yeah, the goddam leftists in the media keep producing telecasts of cows wading in lakes & rivers, saw another last night. Jawboning farmers to do the right thing & put up fences hasn’t worked (for some obscure reason). Putting up fences to keep cows in paddocks is a strategem that has been well-considered for several centuries, so the Nats are likely to have thought of legislation requiring it. I suppose, to keep farmers from switching to Labour, they may need to signal the possibility of such legislation by next tuesday, but defer any action till election year in the hope that delinquent farmers will see the writing on the wall and go “Duh! Bugger!” and resign themselves to the inevitability of eventual remedial action…

    Comment by Dennis Frank — October 12, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

  9. “I expect the Govt. to release some well considered stratagems to deal with child poverty, probably by Thursday.”

    Judith Collins is waaaay ahead of you.

    Comment by Don 1 — October 13, 2016 @ 8:16 am

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