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    Or the French one. Or the USA one. Or the Welsh...

    Or the French one.
    Or the USA one.
    Or the Welsh one.
    Almost any national anthem but our own.
    It's a mediocre tune with dreadful lyrics.
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    This might be a first - Auckland Council doing...

    This might be a first - Auckland Council doing something I approve of:

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/auckland-council-pushes-private-fireworks-ban
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    Say you get a new home built by professionals and...

    Say you get a new home built by professionals and it's inspected and signed off correctly.
    8 years later you discover a serious problem with the home which could cost over 100k to fix.
    In an ideal...
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    Why did you start this thread? Do you want to...

    Why did you start this thread?
    Do you want to share your experience or are you asking for help?
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    There is no housing crisis. The housing...

    There is no housing crisis.
    The housing affordability crisis is some nonsense devised by stupid economists.
    The media just milk it to get headlines.
    That's why in 12 years no solution has been...
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    Yep. That's how the leaky building saga...

    Yep.
    That's how the leaky building saga happened.
    Developers/builders should be held to account for their work.
    Personal guarantees by directors/builders should be part of the permit/consent...
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    For 1) and 2) I'd leave it for the owners to sort...

    For 1) and 2) I'd leave it for the owners to sort out - if they felt they had to do anything.
    For 3) I would let the owners sue the builders of the leaky homes.
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    It's a crazy definition. People with below...

    It's a crazy definition.
    People with below market (average) incomes can't purchase a house at a market (average) price?
    Of course that will happen.
    Do you expect people with below average incomes...
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    If NZ houses were unaffordable then why are there...

    If NZ houses were unaffordable then why are there so many sales?
    There's is no such thing as unaffordable housing.
    There's do-gooders running around bleating about house prices being too high and...
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    How likely it that? And why do we really need...

    How likely it that?
    And why do we really need it?
    For what it's worth, over the next 10 years, I expect property prices to continue increasing and wages to barely increase.
    This will cause some...
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    No-one quoted rents.

    No-one quoted rents.
  12. If you don't own the land the hedge is on then I...

    If you don't own the land the hedge is on then I don't think you are allowed to touch it at all.
    I mean, if I walked along to this hedge and hacked a few holes in it, would they mind?
    If they want...
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    Something similar to this cropped up a few months...

    Something similar to this cropped up a few months ago on PT.
    I was thinking along the same lines as you - the purpose of the loan was important.
    However, I was corrected and I learnt something new....
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    A good move by you. Your blood pressure should...

    A good move by you.
    Your blood pressure should improve now.
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    So that's how it works now? If I want a $500k...

    So that's how it works now?
    If I want a $500k mortgage, I rock into the branch, pop my ATM card into the machine and, viola, 500k pops out in $100 notes.
    Cool.
    No people involved at all.
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    I guess I'm dismissed then.

    I guess I'm dismissed then.
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    I believe the figures they publish. Why would...

    I believe the figures they publish.
    Why would you doubt them?
    Can you show me where they have made a mistake?
    If they have made a mistake, then I'll believe the corrected figures.
    So far a few...
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    Maybe you could flick the Reserve Bank an email...

    Maybe you could flick the Reserve Bank an email and tell them they have a typo in their calculator?
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    The market works fine when it's allowed to....

    The market works fine when it's allowed to.
    What's the problem with the SOE generators?
    Is there a monopoly or restrictions to the supply and demand?
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    https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/monetary-policy/inflation...

    https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/monetary-policy/inflation-calculator

    Don't you trust me?
    Did you search anywhere at all?
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    Wages up 40% Houses up 69% CPI up 24%

    Wages up 40%
    Houses up 69%
    CPI up 24%
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    Just the ol' supply and demand effects.

    Just the ol' supply and demand effects.
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    There are no extremes in NZ politics. National...

    There are no extremes in NZ politics.
    National and Labour are so similar that some MPs jump between them with ease.
    If you went overseas and said you saw a family in NZ living in a car, they'd...
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    So a new smart investor snapped it up for a song...

    So a new smart investor snapped it up for a song and is now selling petrol at the new 20% increased price and making a fortune.
    I'm not sure what the point of the story is.
    It's describing market...
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    Why didn't the old store re-open and sell petrol...

    Why didn't the old store re-open and sell petrol at this new 20% higher price?
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