Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Collins allowing mistruth to remain over KiwiBuild

Collins allowing mistruth to remain over KiwiBuild - Connell

From Morning Report, 7:45 am today

Listen duration 7:13

Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either
MP3 format or in OGG format.

National MP Judith Collins vehemently denies targeting a young couple online, saying she's just raising questions about Kiwibuild's eligibility criteria. Housing Minister Phil Twyford has accused her of picking on the couple who bought a KiwiBuild house, and who spoke at a publicity event at the weekend. After Ms Collins questioned whether the couple were perhaps too wealthy to qualify for an affordable home, the couple took their social media profiles offline. Ms Collins rejects Mr Twyford's criticism, saying it was the minister who put the couple as poster children for Kiwibuild. Judith Collins has refused to appear on Morning Report. Susie Ferguson hears from Anna Connell, a digital and social media consultant.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Commercial Scoop User? Help Scoop Survive (and Thrive!)

The ScoopPro licensing terms require that commercial users of pay a reasonable fee in order to access the Scoop site so that this same information remains free and accessible to the wider public regardless of their disposable income. More>>


Joseph Cederwall: Building a Community Newsroom

A combination of new technology, ideas, institutions and business models and a renewed energy and commitment by the Scoop team, means Scoop aims to be at the forefront of the development of this renaissance that we term ‘News 3.0’. More>>


Scoop 3.0: Saving The News

Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson - One of the saddest aspects of the decline of the news industry, not just here in NZ - but everywhere, is that it often seems invisible, in large part because news is a confidence business... More>>


UK Cabinet Backs Deal: Gordon Campbell On The Latest Roll Of The Brexit Dice

Brexit has left the British public looking like a nation of Wellington bus commuters. In both cases, the unholy mess bears no resemblance to what people were promised or the spin being used to justify it. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Democratic Leadership And Trump

On the big picture, the poll predictions were dead right. In the end, the Democratic Party won a clear victory in the House, and lost as expected in the Senate, where it had been defending at least 10 seats in regions that had voted heavily for Trump in 2016. More>>


  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog