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Housing Crisis caused by Feminism and the breakdown of the family unit.

Filed under: General — Lukenz @ 8:56 am Tue 23rd March 2021

D-day for the Government’s plan to fix housing, with few easy options

i.e. TAX.

Housing Crisis caused by Feminism and the breakdown of the family unit.

Separated families need two dwellings. Both dwellings need to have a bedroom for each child. That is not what the law says, its what a Family Court orders. said 46% of children come from separated families. That link went to a site called That link no longer works.

Those family’s costs are doubled. 2 mortgages, 2 sets of maintenance costs, 2 sets of council rates, 2 insurances, 2 sets of bedding, 2 sets of rubbish removal. And those costs have to be on one income each. Example if a house needs painting each 10 years, that is a cost of say $45 per week. Carpet replacement would cost $23.00 per week over 12 years.

And it is not cheap for local Government either. Each home has to have a road past it. It has to have power, internet, water, sewer, storm water, phone and more often than not gas. All those systems have to be maintained. I don’t know how much it costs to resurface a road, repaint it. Looks expensive to me.

There is an environmental cost too. More land is taken up for housing, roading. Even things like 2 mail and courier deliveries, more convenience stores.

And now it looks like we have to tax housing to pay for those costs. Those costs will be paid by the buyer, investor or renter.

Looks like our exports will be less competitive now.


  1. We looked at this in discussions back in the Clark Era. In many ways were picking up where we were back in 2002.

    You have the repartnering situation of course which doesn’t completely negate the argument while you’re just swapping the adults around there will always be the situations described above.

    There are other factors to consider and this is worse now than it was before and that’s older couples who would otherwise be living in the same house and grandparents raising grandchildren which also affect the housing supply.

    Comment by Bevan — Tue 23rd March 2021 @ 10:51 am

  2. You’ve detailed the costs of two houses, but you haven’t explained how feminism has caused the housing crisis. To quote P. Hanson, “please explain”.

    Comment by JE — Thu 25th March 2021 @ 11:03 pm

  3. It’s probably more obvious for separated people to see the law of the individual working against the principle of family.
    For example a woman choosing a DPB existence because of inconsistency of income may life with children while the father repartners.
    You would have a house and a half situation.
    It’s the same with men living on the road for transient work, they reflect in the homeless.
    It takes some analysis to see the consequences in the market.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Fri 26th March 2021 @ 9:24 am

  4. The DPB allows for a single income to afford a house without even the need to offer another individual a room to rent, the cost to the taxpayer must have grown substantially.

    Comment by mama — Sun 28th March 2021 @ 10:10 am

  5. A man who busts his arse for his family is no longer a hero just a loser who couldn’t earn enough.

    Comment by Evan Myers — Tue 30th March 2021 @ 2:38 pm


    Doubt that’s government policy.
    $500,000 mansions only.

    Easily done on the 21st century.
    You could built the walls from wood.
    Mass produced, and perfectly pre-cut..
    Even robot assembled.

    You could even, injection mould panels.
    Mini house designed for truck transport.
    Standardised, piling, and plumbing.
    Ready to go, finished in a day.

    Interestingly the richest man, is still human.
    Bet he could, mass produce them cheaper.
    Ready to go, solar powered.
    Far cheaper, than a nation using motel rooms.

    Sounds like humans in NZ are being scammed.
    We have the solutions, say the government.
    Then deliver nothing.
    While landlords (them) get richer.

    In there mansions.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Fri 9th July 2021 @ 5:12 pm

  7. Some spelling errors in that comment.
    I wrote a follow up, that was really good.
    About paradise.
    But the system deleted it when I posted it.
    I will write it again.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Fri 9th July 2021 @ 5:57 pm

  8. I see a wasteland, of grassland hills.
    Near lifeless, shedding, slowly it’s soil.

    I see paradise, with people, and homes.
    Scattered and immersed, in it’s surrounds.
    Gardens, trees, shrubs abound.
    Animals, birds, life everywhere.

    I see a wasteland, of bush land.
    Rarely felt, the footsteps of humans.

    I see paradise, with people, and homes.
    Scattered and immersed, in its surrounds.
    Walkways, and picnic spots abound.
    Caretakers, to all things, on there land.

    I see a wasteland, of even the air above you.
    Protected by the laws of humans.

    I see paradise, with people, and homes.
    Scattered and immersed in its surrounds.
    Towers, with gardens, and patios.
    Family sized, apartments, next to work and schools.

    I see a wasteland, of the ocean itself.
    Hardly touched, it’s vast emptiness.

    I see paradise, with people and homes.
    Reclaimed, even floating islands.
    Scattered about, making there way.
    From place to place, immersed.

    Yet I see a wasteland.
    It is everywhere, monoculture, barren.

    I see paradise, of possibility, humans immersed.
    Endless options, other than urban sprawl.
    From terraforming, to colonising the moon.
    But for the swipe, of a governments pen.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Sat 10th July 2021 @ 11:23 am

  9. There are people you can agree, and disagree with.
    As I have read some feminist thinking, from the person.

    Green MP Golriz Ghahraman said the family has already suffered a lot, and they’ve been displaced for a very long time.

    So feminism didn’t create the problem, humans and war did it.
    Just as huge numbers, flee from the invading Russians.
    Worse for those captured, moved from wrecked cities.
    Refugees are now everywhere, Ukraine not the only war.
    War affecting female healthcare, and birth rates.

    What then can NZ do, if it’s only offering poverty.
    What war has NZ had, to cause such poverty.
    Certainly humans argue a lot, about money.
    The economist demanding, more and more people.
    The politician’s who did it, are long gone.

    The brave housing policy, did not match having more people.
    Did we all not watch, more then more crammed into Auckland.
    The people per house, slowly rising.
    Little else welcomes the refugees, but opportunity.

    They breakdown of the family, certainly happens.
    A friend, has ended a long relationship.
    Both with enough, to buy a new house each.
    It must have an effect, on the market.
    But it’s like a slow creep, that isn’t stopping.
    Unlike war with its flood of people, it took decades.

    The solution, is those brave investments.
    Building big things, in unpopulated areas.
    Getting industry to diversify, out of big cities.
    Even a twenty person business, can change a town.

    We’re they welcomed into dependency, or employment.
    If they were welcomed 23 years ago, how different the result.

    Desire to help and ability to help, are different things.
    Certainly many refugees, will gladly accept our version of poverty.
    If a thousand towns adopted a few family’s, was that not easy.
    It is not easy to be Poland, or the African nation with refugees.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Thu 31st March 2022 @ 8:41 pm

  10. Well this highlights, a housing need.
    That spread out nationwide, is a need for emergency housing.
    It is especially the case, with many homeless men.

    It looks like a get rich scheme, at the price.

    “He says their Executive Motel charges $165 a night for MSD clients”

    So that’s $60,225, for the motel unit per year.
    Cost can’t be that much, If you scale thing up.
    If you need a caregiver, for the residents.
    A ten unit residence, could pay $10,000 each.
    Easily enough for services, leaving $50,000 each.
    Power and internet etc, could be $10,000 each.
    So what exactly do we get, for the $40,000.

    A $500,000 loan at 5%, is $25,000 a year.
    You could actually buy homes, getting better value.
    So profit looks good, at $15,000.

    It is unavoidable, that a few percent need help.
    There is no society, with 100% functional people.
    So social housing, is actually necessary.

    Where is the developments, built to scale.
    Enough units to fund the caregiver, maximising land use.
    Certainly they can build new, for less than $500,000 a unit.

    As a taxpayer, motels look like the last resort as policy.
    And it looks expensive, and disorganised.
    What is the better caregiver role, than just the motel owner.
    Would you get a better result, from a trained social worker.

    The housing, made to suit the social worker.
    A just out of prison residence, needs one type of social worker.
    The elderly poor, need a different social worker.

    Why then isn’t the goal, a minimum housing.
    No matter how bad luck gets, or life gets.
    There is always the 1/4 the of minimum wage, housing unit.
    It could be as cheap and nasty, as a motel room.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Sun 24th July 2022 @ 11:50 am

  11. Housing is a big issue, especially when relationships end.
    Without housing, the male try’s to return home.
    Conflict can become more conflict, making thing worse.
    So to help stop violence, where is this men’s emergency housing.

    Where is the campaign, the region having immigrants.
    Allowing agriculture, to use land with more diversity.
    Cheaper housing markets, and land for housing.
    $700 per week, is $17.50 per hour for 40 hours.
    It’s $36,400 a year, a $728,000 mortgage at 5%.
    Things are near impossible, for the low income male.

    Tomorrow government can take land, to build homes.
    Here and there, apartment buildings near workplaces.
    Land housing few, becomes land housing many.
    The city consuming less land, less good farmland lost.
    Less environment consumed, less of nature becoming concrete.

    NZ is a large country, millions of homes could be added.
    Even with protected good land, only allowing homes on bad land.
    In the swipe of the legislative pen, thousands can be made.
    Define unproductive land, permitting 1 acre sections.
    Allowing a little terraforming, for the house site.
    No government fees to create them, other than surveying costs.

    Presently a hectare in the region, goes for $30,000 average.
    So the real starting price of land, is very small.
    Law limits land availability, for profit not society or freedom.
    Yet sections that are tiny, cost hundreds of thousands.
    Somehow it’s real value, has a huge imaginary value.

    Comment by DJ Ward — Fri 18th November 2022 @ 12:23 pm

  12. Naturally in these days of Bling,fast cars Jewellery etc,the man who cant provide will be dispensed with,and the man,Not Alpha enough,or something else,who needs the stress,bails out.

    Comment by Robert — Sat 19th November 2022 @ 3:26 am

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