National has made an important U-turn in announcing a major state-led housing build programme for Auckland.
A clumsy, nervous government and soundbite policy from the opposition marks the housing debate.
Investors would no longer be able to use tax losses on properties to offset tax on other income.
Also addresses charter school mess with Willie Jackson, promises move against negative gearing.
The desire to exercise self-determination and even sovereignty is perfectly understandable in the context of a Maori experience of colonisation.