The Opposition is calling for Housing Minister Phil Twyford to resign over his “inability” to deliver on the Government’s flagship housing policy.
It comes after a flurry of confusion during Question Time on Thursday, when Twyford would not confirm the targets but acting Prime Minister Winston Peters told the House the Government “most definitely” still had the policy.
On Wednesday Twyford told the House he would still no longer guarantee that KiwiBuild will be made up of 100,000 affordable homes, but would not say whether that target has been scrapped either.
Then on Thursday, National’s housing spokeswoman Judith Collins and National deputy leader Paul Bennett grilled Twyford and Peters on the Government’s pledge to build 100,000 affordable homes over the next 10 years.
Twyford said there had been no change to the pledge since the Speech from the Throne, and repeated what he had said on Wednesday – that Cabinet would consider the KiwiBuild reset in June, and it was inappropriate for him to speculate on what Cabinet may or may not decide.