The property developers who bought the Horowhenua community housing are getting “the deal of the century”

As we’ve learned since this article below was published by Stuff, the HDC has not exactly highlighted that this deal that is long term and promises wrap around services actually expires in 12 years. This was pointed out by Rob McCann, Labour candidate for Otaki. Add the implications of that to the real deal they … Continue reading The property developers who bought the Horowhenua community housing are getting “the deal of the century”

Why did a large property developer register a company called ‘Compassion Horowhenua’ a week before Horowhenua’s community housing sold? (Includes updates)

 NOTE: Due to the unfolding nature of this topic, check back regularly for further updates which will be included at the end of this article. Thank you. You may be aware that the Horowhenua’s pensioner houses have been sold as of last week. The announcement came shortly after the secret meeting precluded by the public … Continue reading Why did a large property developer register a company called ‘Compassion Horowhenua’ a week before Horowhenua’s community housing sold? (Includes updates)

Labour’s housing band aid: currently around 8500 adults & 3888 kids live in NZ motels, costing more than half a billion dollars to date

“Govt accused of running get-rich-quick scheme after National reveals motels being paid millions for emergency accommodation” And the Nats can’t talk … Key hocked off a large chunk of our state homes to property developers … paid for by our forbears. And Labour’s so far sold off $30 mill worth. As we speak councils NZ … Continue reading Labour’s housing band aid: currently around 8500 adults & 3888 kids live in NZ motels, costing more than half a billion dollars to date

Just 17 months in and Willis & Bond property developers have raised the rents on the former Horowhenua DC pensioner flats (updated)

AN UPDATE @ 8 JUNE 2021: Rents will rise shortly by $10 pwk. (EWR) PLEASE NOTE, THIS POST WAS REMOVED FROM FACEBOOK BECAUSE IT VIOLATES COMMUNITY STANDARDS, I KID YOU NOT. EWR. Willis & Bond with front company Compassion Housing raised tenants’ rents in July 2019 by $15 per week. These are the flats that … Continue reading Just 17 months in and Willis & Bond property developers have raised the rents on the former Horowhenua DC pensioner flats (updated)

Plans for 34,500 new homes at Pukekohe… looking like Agenda 21/30 pack & stack housing

A NZ Herald article tells us we have 34,500 homes being built for folk in Pukekohe & Drury over the next 30 years. From what I am seeing it looks like typical Agenda 21/30 pack and stack housing, packing you into the A21 Smart Cities (see also the NZ page). To learn more about those … Continue reading Plans for 34,500 new homes at Pukekohe… looking like Agenda 21/30 pack & stack housing

Debt levels at Horowhenua District Council have spiralled to $99million

And they are nit picking over Mayor Feyen helping the local Brass Band pay their insurance among other worthy causes with nary a mention of the Raukawa payout aka bribe to allow them to spray human sewage over all of those pesky wahi tapu paying lip service to their Treaty partnership. And let’s not forget … Continue reading Debt levels at Horowhenua District Council have spiralled to $99million

Public remain in the dark about plans by Horowhenua District Council to transfer up to 40 percent of public assets to the yet to be legally registered property trust called Horowhenua NZ Trust

More excellent investigative reporting from Veronica Harrod Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it superman? No, it’s a giant wrecking ball and its coming near you soon. The public remain in the dark about plans by Horowhenua District Council to transfer up to 40 percent of public assets to the recently established … Continue reading Public remain in the dark about plans by Horowhenua District Council to transfer up to 40 percent of public assets to the yet to be legally registered property trust called Horowhenua NZ Trust

Why are Horowhenua’s State-owned properties selling to private property developers for well below their Capital Value?

This is actually happening up & down NZ however this article by Veronica Harrod focuses on the Horowhenua. How is this fair given the pensioner housing sold at a loss of $1.86 million and the council wallows in burgeoning debt ($68 mill last time I looked) as are councils up and down the land. The … Continue reading Why are Horowhenua’s State-owned properties selling to private property developers for well below their Capital Value?

Massive rates rises predicted in Horowhenua that will subsidise land developers reaping potential profits of over $100 million

This investigative article about the Horowhenua district is from journalist Veronica Harrod. Read her bio at the end of the article. She raises points which are puzzling people NZ wide, and lifts the curtain somewhat to let you see what is going on in meetings you are not entitled to attend. (From this site’s perspective, … Continue reading Massive rates rises predicted in Horowhenua that will subsidise land developers reaping potential profits of over $100 million

Hocking off the family silver: Horowhenua’s Community Housing gone 27 Nov 2017 … Agenda 2030

Selling we’re told to Sisters of Compassion, the front company by all appearances, for the property developer Willis & Bond. Remember the original announcement? The company that was set up one week before the negotiations? Then all but gifted. Read the articles to date on topic here. Be aware Kiwis, the current establishment (Government/corporation, and … Continue reading Hocking off the family silver: Horowhenua’s Community Housing gone 27 Nov 2017 … Agenda 2030

Horowhenua council takes millions less than the market value for pensioner housing

“Regardless of how much it sold for, the purpose of the sale was not to make a profit, but to make sure a “sustainable” service was put in place for the council’s existing tennants, Clapperton said. “ ….. yeah right! And that nice word again that all Agenda 2030 ICLEI councils bandy around… “sustainable”… like … Continue reading Horowhenua council takes millions less than the market value for pensioner housing

Pre election lollipop time – interest free URBAN housing loans courtesy of the Nats & Agenda 2030

So our corporation that parades as a government is handing out election lollipops… predictably, as we steam undeterred towards that ‘choose a different rider for the same (trojan) horse’ time again, and I’ll explain the ‘trojan’ further on in the article. Please excuse my cynicism but it is all just so predictable. As I’ve been … Continue reading Pre election lollipop time – interest free URBAN housing loans courtesy of the Nats & Agenda 2030

HDC’s agreement with the buyer of the community housing expires in 12 years, it is not long term

So the suspicions of many of us were not unfounded, highlighted here by Labour Party’s Rob McCann. Those services promised for the life of the pensioner housing tenants’ contracts may likely come unwrapped & get tossed in the recycle bin in 12 years time. We were assured that their current contracts with HDC would continue, … Continue reading HDC’s agreement with the buyer of the community housing expires in 12 years, it is not long term

Horowhenua’s community housing all but gifted to the new ‘front’ company ‘Compassion Horowhenua’ (leaked)

The pensioner housing for the elderly in the Horowhenua has sold for the song of $5.5 million. “Information leaked to Stuff reveals the council is selling the pensioner units to a new company called Compassion Horowhenua for $5.5 million – a price some sources have labelled a bargain”. (Stuff) That will be the company we … Continue reading Horowhenua’s community housing all but gifted to the new ‘front’ company ‘Compassion Horowhenua’ (leaked)

A Horowhenua Group has presented 2,300+ signatures to HDC opposing the community housing sale & raise many unanswered questions about this secret deal

Further to our previous article on this topic, this information is quoted with permission from the Facebook page of the Horowhenua District Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association. It speaks to some of the questions people have been asking in the past few days since the sale of Horowhenua’s community housing, and raises many more. I find … Continue reading A Horowhenua Group has presented 2,300+ signatures to HDC opposing the community housing sale & raise many unanswered questions about this secret deal

The Mayor who has had to run his own media campaign shares some insights into the current state of LG in NZ

These videos are from the Mayor of Horowhenua, Michael Feyen. This is a ‘people’s Mayor’ who, like his former deputy Cr Ross Campbell, seems as much at home digging a haangi or drying dishes as he is wearing his mayoral chains. Just into his first term as Mayor however he had most of the councilors … Continue reading The Mayor who has had to run his own media campaign shares some insights into the current state of LG in NZ

HDC is about to give millions in council assets to a new trust … to promote the economy we’re told

Last year we posted news that HDC were considering public private partnerships to dispose of council assets. They seem to think we all came down in the last shower. Here we have a CE saying “but it was not yet known how profits would be spent or invested… ” Seriously …  this is the person who … Continue reading HDC is about to give millions in council assets to a new trust … to promote the economy we’re told

New info on the recent 6-helicopter entourage over Fiordland by the head of NZ’s Dept. of Conservation & 30 odd international bankers

In brief, this entourage may be connected to an environmental group called The Nature Conservancy group as stated by another source. It is a group that partners with corporations to fund conservation. This trend sees companies known for their polluting practices dubbed by many as ‘greenwash’ corporates. Just another sneaky way into yet another cash … Continue reading New info on the recent 6-helicopter entourage over Fiordland by the head of NZ’s Dept. of Conservation & 30 odd international bankers

NZ Pensioner in poverty: living in a caravan to survive

As we all are finding out, District Councils NZ wide, in keeping with the current corporates feeding at the property developers trough,  are selling off the pensioner flats for later profits, and likewise landbanking our state homes. They are by increments dismantling the welfare state. This appears to include stripping the lower income folk of … Continue reading NZ Pensioner in poverty: living in a caravan to survive

The gentrification of New Orleans & a warning for post-Harvey Texans (Agenda 21)

This is part of Agenda 21. (See here also). Privatization. Here in NZ the gentrification of Tamaki is going on under your noses Kiwis with thousands of homes land banked by the Nats since 2012. Nation wide they’re selling off our council assets to property speculators aka developers. Same scenario in London with the Grenfell Tower … Continue reading The gentrification of New Orleans & a warning for post-Harvey Texans (Agenda 21)

HDC & the emails, is it a case of, “Deny everything Baldrick”?

As this debacle ticks along, the majority of HDC Councillors it seems are in full support of CEO Clapperton concerning the Horowhenua email monitoring. (If you’re not up to speed with that an internal audit recently revealed that the CE had been monitoring & diverting emails and blocking some senders, to the outrage surprisingly, of … Continue reading HDC & the emails, is it a case of, “Deny everything Baldrick”?