30 Oct 2018

The Panel with Raybon Kan and Dellwyn Stuart (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:05 pm on 30 October 2018

The advantage of being average is that you blend in. A regular person who drives a regular car and lives in a regular house will also be under less scrutiny by others. Regular people follow rules and behave much the same as everyone else. But there is a need for rebels. What the Panelists Raybon Kan and Dellwyn Stuart want to talk about. The Housing Minister Phil Twyford says affordable housing projects making home available through Kiwibuild aren't for those who struggle with paying rent. He's accusingoppostion MP Judith Collins of being mean spirited after having a go at a young couple who scored a Kiwibuild home in Auckland. But does she have a point? Should government schemes really be catering for medical school graduates with a partner in marketing? A deserted village on 14 hectares of land beside a man made dam in the Waitaki Valley is being advertised around the world. But so far - still no takers. It was built in the 1930s for workers on the Waitaki Dam and includes eight three-bedroom homes, a café, nine garages, and water rights. There's also a fairly stylish large refurbished lodge. The Oamaru-based real estate agent Kelli Milmine has a chat about the property and how her phone's been ringing off the hook today. Czech kickboxer Jan Antolik came here on a false passport and was later jailed for importing MDMA into New Zealand. He's had other brushes with the law, the Parole Board found him 'manifestly untruthful'. But the Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has granted him permanent residency. The PM Jacinda Ardern has found herself defending the decision.