In recent weeks local Christchurch print media have reported a number of cases of tenants in social housing complexes being intimidated by other tenants. Whilst the provision of social housing does involve provision for tenants who may have high and complex needs, there are grounds for concern that social housing is increasingly seen as a… Continue reading Social Housing Providers Must Protect Tenants From Harrassment
In New Zealand we have a perennial debate about the interaction and service distribution between central government and local authority control. This happens because the country does not have any form of state government. Instead, there is one central (federal) government based in Wellington, and two tiers of local government with far less powers and… Continue reading Social Housing Works Best Under Local Authority Control
This blog has previously focused on concerns about Labour’s health policy with particular relevance to the Canterbury District Health Board leadership crisis. This was the subject of a series of blog posts in the last few weeks. The hallmark of the John Key led National government was that Key was perceived to be a “front… Continue reading 6th Labour Government led by another “smile and wave” politician of no substance.