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After seeing the behaviour of Mongrel Mob members in Napier Pak n Sav over Facebook this morning I don't blame people for lining up for guns n ammo
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Kahu wrote:After seeing the behaviour of Mongrel Mob members in Napier Pak n Sav over Facebook this morning I don't blame people for lining up for guns n ammo
What was that about?
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Found out today my work is essential

Good news?
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deadduck wrote:Found out today my work is essential

Good news?
Porn movie actor?
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booji boy wrote:
naki wrote:A Penrose gun shop this morning.

Image

Watch your six out there, bros
WTAF???

That is frightening.
I was hoping there was a, whatever the NZ equivalent of Centrelink is called these days, right next door.

That's fucked up, great for the Police to have to see that.
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naki wrote:A Penrose gun shop this morning.

Image

Watch your six out there, bros

You have to love the dude who dragged his kid along.

Looking at it I never realised how close to the front I was

Seemed a longer cue

(Im joking!!)
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obelixtim wrote:
Kahu wrote:After seeing the behaviour of Mongrel Mob members in Napier Pak n Sav over Facebook this morning I don't blame people for lining up for guns n ammo
What was that about?
Lowlife scum being lowlife scum and assaulting someone then threatening bystanders who tried to intervene
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Tehui wrote:
deadduck wrote:Found out today my work is essential

Good news?
Porn movie actor?
Some BS about cancer meds
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JPNZ wrote:Just submitted my companies wage subsidy claim from Jacinda and Grant

$578,000

:smug:

$75k GST plus the balance is taxable income. The lord giveth and the lord taketh away.
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Jacinda Ardern announces mortgage holiday for affected workers
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12319343

So home-owing workers affected by Covid-19 get the wage subsidy and they don't have to pay the major part of their cost of living for six months.

Meanwhile affected families who rent get no such holiday.

What am I missing here?
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See they’ve changed the school holidays to be 30th March to 14th April.
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Muttonbirds wrote:
Jacinda Ardern announces mortgage holiday for affected workers
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12319343

So home-owing workers affected by Covid-19 get the wage subsidy and they don't have to pay the major part of their cost of living for six months.

Meanwhile affected families who rent get no such holiday.

What am I missing here?
Mortgage holders may get holiday from making repayments but the amount of money they owe isn't going to go down. In fact, they'll likely still get charged interest and it will end up costing more in the long run

Renters aren't affected by that for obvious reasons. A "rent holiday" would be essentially free rent, which ain't going to happen
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deadduck wrote:
Muttonbirds wrote:
Jacinda Ardern announces mortgage holiday for affected workers
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12319343

So home-owing workers affected by Covid-19 get the wage subsidy and they don't have to pay the major part of their cost of living for six months.

Meanwhile affected families who rent get no such holiday.

What am I missing here?
Mortgage holders may get holiday from making repayments but the amount of money they owe isn't going to go down. In fact, they'll likely still get charged interest and it will end up costing more in the long run

Renters aren't affected by that for obvious reasons. A "rent holiday" would be essentially free rent, which ain't going to happen
But renters will still have to struggle with making rent payments every week at a time when very little income is coming in. Affected homeowners will not have to do that at this acute time.

This is the crucial time with very high stress in low income households. One section of society is given a huge breather while another is not.

That is a huge imbalance.
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Muttonbirds wrote:
deadduck wrote:
Muttonbirds wrote:
Jacinda Ardern announces mortgage holiday for affected workers
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12319343

So home-owing workers affected by Covid-19 get the wage subsidy and they don't have to pay the major part of their cost of living for six months.

Meanwhile affected families who rent get no such holiday.

What am I missing here?
Mortgage holders may get holiday from making repayments but the amount of money they owe isn't going to go down. In fact, they'll likely still get charged interest and it will end up costing more in the long run

Renters aren't affected by that for obvious reasons. A "rent holiday" would be essentially free rent, which ain't going to happen
But renters will still have to struggle with making rent payments every week at a time when very little income is coming in. Affected homeowners will not have to do that at this acute time.

This is the crucial time with very high stress in low income households. One section of society is given a huge breather while another is not.

That is a huge imbalance.
There's a different mechanism for rent relief, such as the accommodation supplement
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deadduck wrote:
Muttonbirds wrote:
deadduck wrote:
Muttonbirds wrote:
Jacinda Ardern announces mortgage holiday for affected workers
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12319343

So home-owing workers affected by Covid-19 get the wage subsidy and they don't have to pay the major part of their cost of living for six months.

Meanwhile affected families who rent get no such holiday.

What am I missing here?
Mortgage holders may get holiday from making repayments but the amount of money they owe isn't going to go down. In fact, they'll likely still get charged interest and it will end up costing more in the long run

Renters aren't affected by that for obvious reasons. A "rent holiday" would be essentially free rent, which ain't going to happen
But renters will still have to struggle with making rent payments every week at a time when very little income is coming in. Affected homeowners will not have to do that at this acute time.

This is the crucial time with very high stress in low income households. One section of society is given a huge breather while another is not.

That is a huge imbalance.
There's a different mechanism for rent relief, such as the accommodation supplement
Average rent in Auckland for a three bedroom house is about $600/week. The accomodation supplement wouldn't cover 1/5th of that.

Mortgage holders don't have to pay a cent at this critical time.

That is a staggering discrepancy to the way people are treated, and kick in the guts for those at the bottom, as it ever was.
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A good percentage of landlords will still have mortgages to pay on the rental property. Would they get a mortgage holiday if there was a rent holiday. What about rates, insurances and all of the other expenses related to the rental property?
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Fat Old Git wrote:A good percentage of landlords will still have mortgages to pay on the rental property. Would they get a mortgage holiday if there was a rent holiday. What about rates, insurances and all of the other expenses related to the rental property?
Presumably they would get a mortgage holiday because they will have been affected by the shutdown - affected in this case by the tenant not paying/not being able to pay rent.

My point is that one section of society has been offered massive relief around the most expensive part of the cost of living while another section of society has been offered no relief in the same area.

Needs to be sorted out pronto, I think.
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Jesus - talk about last heli out of Saigon !

On the bullet train enroute to Narita airport to fly home .

Pushed it for as long as we could but Im not gambling against the obvious flow of events .

Air NZ pretty darn good service .
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eugenius wrote:Jesus - talk about last heli out of Saigon !

On the bullet train enroute to Narita airport to fly home .

Pushed it for as long as we could but Im not gambling against the obvious flow of events .

Air NZ pretty darn good service .
Safe travels home :thumbup:
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I don't know why you left it so long. The warning was drop what you're doing and get on the next plane available.
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If my tenant falls on hard times during this crisis I will be happy to negotiate a lower weekly rent. Not sure about a rent holiday unless it is forced on us but certainly open to lowering the rent to keep a roof over their heads.
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eugenius wrote:Jesus - talk about last heli out of Saigon !

On the bullet train enroute to Narita airport to fly home .

Pushed it for as long as we could but Im not gambling against the obvious flow of events .

Air NZ pretty darn good service .
Good luck Dude!

Glad you're getting out of Dodge now rather than waiting to the 29th per your original plan.
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Fat Old Git wrote:A good percentage of landlords will still have mortgages to pay on the rental property. Would they get a mortgage holiday if there was a rent holiday. What about rates, insurances and all of the other expenses related to the rental property?

I was working with a client yesterday. She had started work but as of yesterday is back on a benefit and will receive just $60 more than her rent. We wrote to the landlord and informed them how much she could pay ($200 instead of $320) and she will borrow the balance from Work and Income when this whole mess is over.

Thankfully, over 70 AirBnB houses went onto the rental market in the area recently so the house pressure is easing - the landlord agreed.
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booji boy wrote:If my tenant falls on hard times during this crisis I will be happy to negotiate a lower weekly rent. Not sure about a rent holiday unless it is forced on us but certainly open to lowering the rent to keep a roof over their heads.
That's fine but again not the point. The point is the huge discrepancy in what two different sets of mostly low income people have to face in terms of costs at this crucial time.

It is also not much comfort for tenants wondering whether their landlord is the benevolent kind or not. There needs to be more certainty that that.
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Muttonbirds wrote:
booji boy wrote:If my tenant falls on hard times during this crisis I will be happy to negotiate a lower weekly rent. Not sure about a rent holiday unless it is forced on us but certainly open to lowering the rent to keep a roof over their heads.
That's fine but again not the point. The point is the huge discrepancy in what two different sets of mostly low income people have to face in terms of costs at this crucial time.

It is also not much comfort for tenants wondering whether their landlord is the benevolent kind or not. There needs to be more certainty that that.
Yeah I get what your saying. Mortgage relief for homeowners but no rent relief for renters.
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sonic_attack wrote:I don't know why you left it so long. The warning was drop what you're doing and get on the next plane available.
Because no one tells eugenius how to holiday, maaaan.
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On another note that psychologist Nigel Latta has been on TV all day telling us how to cope with the crisis. I can't stand him anyway but my God what an annoying, patronizing twat!
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eugenius wrote:Jesus - talk about last heli out of Saigon !

On the bullet train enroute to Narita airport to fly home .

Pushed it for as long as we could but Im not gambling against the obvious flow of events .

Air NZ pretty darn good service .
Eug - in case you haven't heard. You will have to do your 2 weeks isolation in the city where you land so I hope it's Chch.
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Muttonbirds wrote:
booji boy wrote:If my tenant falls on hard times during this crisis I will be happy to negotiate a lower weekly rent. Not sure about a rent holiday unless it is forced on us but certainly open to lowering the rent to keep a roof over their heads.
That's fine but again not the point. The point is the huge discrepancy in what two different sets of mostly low income people have to face in terms of costs at this crucial time.

It is also not much comfort for tenants wondering whether their landlord is the benevolent kind or not. There needs to be more certainty that that.
I thought they put some protections in place for tenants. Like no rent increases, and no evictions. So the renter and landlord can come to some agreement about the amount they can afford, and maybe pay the owed amount after the crisis is over.
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obelixtim wrote:
Muttonbirds wrote:
booji boy wrote:If my tenant falls on hard times during this crisis I will be happy to negotiate a lower weekly rent. Not sure about a rent holiday unless it is forced on us but certainly open to lowering the rent to keep a roof over their heads.
That's fine but again not the point. The point is the huge discrepancy in what two different sets of mostly low income people have to face in terms of costs at this crucial time.

It is also not much comfort for tenants wondering whether their landlord is the benevolent kind or not. There needs to be more certainty that that.
I thought they put some protections in place for tenants. Like no rent increases, and no evictions. So the renter and landlord can come to some agreement about the amount they can afford, and maybe pay the owed amount after the crisis is over.
Still not the holiday homeowners have been offered. This also relies on some pretty uncertain negotiations between tenant (the powerless) and landlord (the clue is in the name) as I said above.

And what would happen at the end of this reduce rent period when the tenant then has to stump up thousands in back pay forcing already crippled families into massive private debt?

The government needs to balance things up or it could get ugly.

They are not going to pay people's rent so it might have to be if you claim the mortgage holiday then you are not eligible for the wage relief package or at least only eligible for a fraction of it.
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Muttonbirds wrote:
obelixtim wrote:
Muttonbirds wrote:
booji boy wrote:If my tenant falls on hard times during this crisis I will be happy to negotiate a lower weekly rent. Not sure about a rent holiday unless it is forced on us but certainly open to lowering the rent to keep a roof over their heads.
That's fine but again not the point. The point is the huge discrepancy in what two different sets of mostly low income people have to face in terms of costs at this crucial time.

It is also not much comfort for tenants wondering whether their landlord is the benevolent kind or not. There needs to be more certainty that that.
I thought they put some protections in place for tenants. Like no rent increases, and no evictions. So the renter and landlord can come to some agreement about the amount they can afford, and maybe pay the owed amount after the crisis is over.
Still not the holiday which homeowners have been offered. This also relies on some pretty uncertain negotiations between tenant (the powerless) and landlord (the clue is in the name) as I said above.

And what would happen at the end of this reduce rent period when the tenant then has to stump up thousands in back pay forcing already crippled families into massive private debt?

No, government need to balance thing up or it could get ugly.
There's almost certainly a strong correlation between those unable to work from home and those who are renting, even as a recent Nat voter it seems unconscionable that the working class bear the brunt of this crisis.

As an aside it would be interesting trying to evict someone when there is a lockdown. Who would enforce it if the tenant said "Suck a big fat one"?
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eugenius wrote:Jesus - talk about last heli out of Saigon !

On the bullet train enroute to Narita airport to fly home .

Pushed it for as long as we could but Im not gambling against the obvious flow of events .

Air NZ pretty darn good service .
Have a safe flight, mate. Still pissed off about not getting to watch the rugby with you.
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booji boy wrote:
eugenius wrote:Jesus - talk about last heli out of Saigon !

On the bullet train enroute to Narita airport to fly home .

Pushed it for as long as we could but Im not gambling against the obvious flow of events .

Air NZ pretty darn good service .
Good luck Dude!

Glad you're getting out of Dodge now rather than waiting to the 29th per your original plan.
Oi!!!!! I'm still in Dodge, you know
:x :x :x
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Muttonbirds brings up a good point. Tenants are going to be shafted; either owing massive amounts in rent or kicked out after the lockdown period is over.

Would a situation where mass unemployment leads to mass tenant evictions lead to a collapse of the rental market?
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Auckman wrote:Muttonbirds brings up a good point. Tenants are going to be shafted; either owing massive amounts in rent or kicked out after the lockdown period is over.

Would a situation where mass unemployment leads to mass tenant evictions lead to a collapse of the rental market?
And/Or a spate of GBH.
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Kiwias wrote:
booji boy wrote:
eugenius wrote:Jesus - talk about last heli out of Saigon !

On the bullet train enroute to Narita airport to fly home .

Pushed it for as long as we could but Im not gambling against the obvious flow of events .

Air NZ pretty darn good service .
Good luck Dude!

Glad you're getting out of Dodge now rather than waiting to the 29th per your original plan.
Oi!!!!! I'm still in Dodge, you know
:x :x :x
Yeah but you're a local resident dude not a tourist trying to get home! Big difference. ;)
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Auckman wrote:Image
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merlin the happy pig wrote:
Muttonbirds wrote:
obelixtim wrote:
Muttonbirds wrote:
booji boy wrote:If my tenant falls on hard times during this crisis I will be happy to negotiate a lower weekly rent. Not sure about a rent holiday unless it is forced on us but certainly open to lowering the rent to keep a roof over their heads.
That's fine but again not the point. The point is the huge discrepancy in what two different sets of mostly low income people have to face in terms of costs at this crucial time.

It is also not much comfort for tenants wondering whether their landlord is the benevolent kind or not. There needs to be more certainty that that.
I thought they put some protections in place for tenants. Like no rent increases, and no evictions. So the renter and landlord can come to some agreement about the amount they can afford, and maybe pay the owed amount after the crisis is over.
Still not the holiday which homeowners have been offered. This also relies on some pretty uncertain negotiations between tenant (the powerless) and landlord (the clue is in the name) as I said above.

And what would happen at the end of this reduce rent period when the tenant then has to stump up thousands in back pay forcing already crippled families into massive private debt?

No, government need to balance thing up or it could get ugly.
There's almost certainly a strong correlation between those unable to work from home and those who are renting, even as a recent Nat voter it seems unconscionable that the working class bear the brunt of this crisis.

As an aside it would be interesting trying to evict someone when there is a lockdown. Who would enforce it if the tenant said "Suck a big fat one"?
Surely this simply can't happen during a lockdown. Everyday normal life is currently on hold!
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merlin the happy pig wrote:
Auckman wrote:Muttonbirds brings up a good point. Tenants are going to be shafted; either owing massive amounts in rent or kicked out after the lockdown period is over.

Would a situation where mass unemployment leads to mass tenant evictions lead to a collapse of the rental market?
And/Or a spate of GBH.
+1

There will be carnage if this is not addressed.
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eugenius wrote:Jesus - talk about last heli out of Saigon !

On the bullet train enroute to Narita airport to fly home .

Pushed it for as long as we could but Im not gambling against the obvious flow of events .

Air NZ pretty darn good service .
You were told to go home a week ago.
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