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Nick Smith

Housing rhetoric disguises government tightrope

Housing Minister Nick Smith

Subcontractors finally get helping hand from vote-seeking government

Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith

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.

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. 

Labour to scrap consensus freshwater accord

Labour spokesperson Meka Whaitiri