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Housing rhetoric disguises government tightrope

Housing Minister Nick Smith

Auckland house sales drop in August as winter, election weigh

Barfoot & Thompson managing director Peter Thompson

RAW DATA: Housing debate between National’s Nick Smith and Labour's Phil Twyford

National's Nick Smith and Labour's Phil Twyford on The Nation go head to head on housing

3 News political editor Patrick Gower puts National's Nick Smith and Labour's Phil Twyford on the spot about the best way to help first time home buyers into property, using KiwiSaver to buy a house, Labour’s KiwiBuild policy and capital gains tax.

SUBSCRIBER-ONLY POLL RESULT: What's your verdict on National's new housing package?

John Key (TV3)

Nat housing – ‘land speculators’ welfare scheme’

Homestart: Housing Minister and Prime Minister John Key at the National Party’s campaign launch where Homestart was announced

Key: Treasury & RBNZ support housing package

The PM addresses National's campaign launch in South Auckland Sunday afternoon (TV3)

National is adamant the housing package announced at its campaign launch today will not merely push prices up further.