Too late to whine

The Northern Advocate - - Opinion -

Read­ing about Whanga¯rei MP Shane Reti’s con­cerns about Hous­ing New Zea­land want­ing to ap­ply to build high den­sity hous­ing on Puriri Park made me smile.

Is this the same Shane Reti who was part of a Na­tional Gov­ern­ment that cre­ated the hous­ing cri­sis by ig­nor­ing it un­til it be­came a tidal wave of home­less­ness?

Is this the same Shane Reti who sat on his hands for three years while in that Gov­ern­ment not once rais­ing any con­cerns about the hous­ing cri­sis, in­stead hap­pily pick­ing up his salary and perks while peo­ple were liv­ing in cars and garages, many be­cause of his gov­ern­ment’s poli­cies?

I’m sorry Shane Reti, but your whin­ing now should be seen for what it is, a des­per­ate ef­fort to try to throw dirt at a Gov­ern­ment that is fi­nally try­ing to do some­thing about the is­sues his Na­tional party ig­nored for nine years.

Ian John­son Whanga¯rei

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