This just in from TTPU….
Last night Newshub revealed that the Government used KiwiBuild funds to purchase the disputed land at Ihumātao. It beggars belief that the Government used taxpayer money meant for building houses to block houses instead.In fact, it appears that the Government has spent KiwiBuild funding outside of the scope for which Parliament approved it. Aside from being undemocratic, this opens the Government to the risk of a costly legal challenge.The result of the Government’s land deal is fewer houses at Ihumātao, built more slowly. The land purchase has also incentivised protesters across New Zealand to use occupation as a tactic to block new housing – we’re already seeing this at Shelly Bay and Opua. It’s little wonder house prices keep leaping up when politicians are actively intervening with taxpayer money to make things worse.